Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

November 11, 2014

Community Conservatism: How Government can Empower Civil Society

Community Conservatism: How Government can Empower Civil Society Matthew and Stephanie Souders – November, 2014 Concerns of the Civil Society In the many post mortem analyses of the 2012 presidential election and the two surrounding “republican wave” midterms, it has become apparent that what drives the health of the Democrat Party is not Middle Class […]

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November 10, 2014

Net Neutrality… Obama… Cruz… How About Oliver?

Today, Barack Obama(D) has announced that he will pretend to support net neutrality:     In response, Ted Cruz (RPDGC*), has announced that Net Neutrality is the work of the devil:   “Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November […]

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November 9, 2014

Self-Ownership, Voluntaryism , and the Non-Aggression Principle as Explained in 2 Videos

In the course of an election year, its very easy to get caught up in the minutia of the various campaigns and election year issues. This is not to say that these issues are trivial; there were very many issues this election cycle which deserved the attention they received. That said, I tend to think […]

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November 7, 2014

Which Party Are Libertarian Party Candidates Drawing From? You’ll Be Surprised To Know Which One It Is

Conventional wisdom holds that Libertarian Party candidates draw votes away from Republican candidates. However, some exit polling from Tuesday’s midterms shows that wisdom may not be true. Reason‘s Brian Doherty looked at the exit polling in North Carolina and Virginia and found that it’s not necessarily true. It isn’t common for Democrats to accuse Libertarians […]

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November 4, 2014

Why Legislating Morality Is A Good Thing

One of the phrases that irritates me about politics is when the phrase “we shouldn’t legislate morality” is uttered. Usually, that person does mean well (ie. supporting a separation of church and state), but it doesn’t diminish the fact that the phrase itself is ignorant. I would argue that a free liberal society must legislate […]

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November 3, 2014

Screw the Parties! Vote Your Heart, Not With FUD

So far today, we have posts from Matt Souders and Sarah Baker as to why voting a certain party affiliation is a better idea for libertarians. They’re well reasoned, well backed up, and ultimately, I believe, short sighted. I have a different idea: forget the letters next to the names. Forget “tactical” voting. If libertarians, […]

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Yes, There Are Reasons Why Libertarians Should Vote Democratic

It’s no secret that there are very few issues that Democrats and libertarians can align on. The modern Democratic party is awful once they have a position of power. The Democratic party is reflexively hostile to free enterprise, embraces crony capitalism, has a strong nanny state component, is awful on civil liberties, have proven themselves […]

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Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican

America is a bit of a rarity in modern politics in that it is a two party system with so little penetration by independent and minority party politicians that it is difficult to attract qualified candidates to any alternatives. Of the billions spent on electioneering in the U.S., mere millions go to Libertarian, Reform, Constitution, […]

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November 1, 2014

A Few “Good” Men (With 2014 Endorsements)

Editor’s Note: The views of this piece should not be construed as the views of the other contributors of The Liberty Papers or of the blog itself. TLP as a blog does not endorse any candidates or political parties. –Kevin I don’t intend to make this a lengthy piece of sophistry. We are coming up […]

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October 27, 2014

Here’s A Crowdfunding Idea, A Volunteer Brigade To Fight ISIS

Crowdfunding through sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe has made everything from business startups to trips a reality for many that otherwise would not have been. The beauty of crowdfunding campaigns is that it provides a way for people to leverage their social media networks and real life friends to collect and pool together small contributions […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 6:30 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Foreign Affairs,Military,Strategies For Advancing Liberty,War on Terror
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October 26, 2014

The Unlikely Billboard, Your Laptop

Everyone has been putting bumper stickers on cars for as long as bumper stickers have been around. Have you thought about putting bumper stickers on your laptop? That’s what I’ve done. It works for me because I take my laptop out and about. I love to work in coffee shops and other places to get […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 3:44 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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October 23, 2014

How Not To Engage Non-Libertarians In A Political Discussion

There’s a video being shared by some libertarians that shows a libertarian activist, who identifies an affiliation with Students for Liberty, asking a progressive activist about his policies and ideology. After about a minute or so, the libertarian brings up that the progressive ideology requires a state and violence to implement it. The progressive then got angry […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 3:12 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Liberty,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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Invalid Presumption of Moral Superiority

A reader commented that the problem with what you might call “strict Randites” is that they “seem to have a lack of compassion”. An APPARENT lack of compassion. Some do yes. Others simply recognize that it isn’t compassion, when one is being “compassionate” with other peoples time, money, and resources. Not a Randian by any […]

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October 19, 2014

These Videos Of Homemade Guns Show That Gun Control Laws Are Useless

Gun control advocates believe that if they pass laws to restrict the access of firearms, crime will decrease. However, as ingenious inventors and builders around show that mere laws cannot stop human creativity and the ability to make do, especially as it comes to the need to self-defense and to hunt animals for food. They […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 3:30 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Keep and Bear Arms,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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October 17, 2014

Congrats Matt Kibbe, You Are The Lamest Campaign Fundraiser Of 2014

I just received a fundraising e-mail from FreedomWorks, the “conservatarian” activist group based in Washington D.C. The e-mail was a follow up to another fundraising e-mail that warned about Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House again. However, that scenario is becoming more far-feteched and if anything, another Republican wave is becoming more likely this […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 2:31 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Election '14,Politics,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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October 16, 2014

Watch A Couple Of Millennials Talk About Barack Obama’s Policies Have Harmed Their Generation

A couple of young Millennial women, Alyssa Lafage and Elly Mae, appeared on “The Rick Amato Show” on the One America News Network (don’t worry, you probably don’t even get the channel). Amato had both young ladies on to talk about how the policies of President Obama and progressives have harmed the Millennial generation. Some reports […]

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October 15, 2014

Cost is NOT Price, and Neither Cost, nor Price, are Value

Prices Provide a Misleading Measure of Dollar Devaluation Forbes Magazine Online – Keith Weiner There’s not a human being alive who doesn’t know the dollar is falling. Everyone over 25 has stories of what prices were like, way back when (and younger people have heard them). I remember when gasoline was 60 cents a gallon, […]

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October 14, 2014

Why Libertarians Should Vote Libertarian This November (and Always)

As usual at this stage in the election cycle, my social media newsfeeds are filled with indignant Republicans lecturing libertarians about “spoiling” elections in favor of Democrats. I will do as always, listen to the howls as they cast themselves impotently upon the shoals of my principles—and continue to fill in ovals only for those […]

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An Open Letter to Jeffco Student Protesters Concerning History Standards

Author’s Note: The following post was intended to be published on September 29th but due to technical difficulties here at The Liberty Papers, publication had to wait. I do believe, however; this is still an ongoing, present concern and the subject matter extends far beyond the Jefferson County School District in the Centennial State. Dear […]

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August 2, 2014

Jason Lewis Goes Galt; Quits Halfway Through Show on Air

Over the past week, talk show host Jason Lewis has been letting on that something big was going to happen on his show. July 31, 2014 he dubbed “Judgement Day.” Being an avid listener of his, I thought it probably had something to do with his political activism site Galt.io* and probably something to do […]

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