Many questions have been asked of Barry Hess and Ernest Hancock about their plans for the July 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, Colorado. This should answer all of the questions.
I firmly believe there will be at least a metaphorical guillotining of public officials responsible for destroying the American Dream for tens of millions of Americans. And I do not wish to be affiliated with those standing in line for their turn...
Most political polls ask people what they think of issues, politicians, and policies. Not this one. This is a different kind of opinion survey. It asks people what they think of Big Government itself. Can this simple and direct poll help people disco
Where the paleoconservatives embraced small government and the strictures of the US Constitution in many areas, the neocons embraced positivism, and higher spending on "services." The paleoconservatives, in what they believed to beEntered By: Powell Gammill
I just talked to Aaron and he is very excited about supplying you with this freedom tool. $10 for the director's cut and $1 for the released movie when you order 100. Over 60,000 have joined his effort online in every state and he hopes everyone
Modern war and oppression are carried out by a long chain of individuals, each doing his or her job meticulously while simultaneously refusing to look at the end results of his or her work. There is no state or corporate evil that is not the result o
The East Valley Tribune hosted a Libertarian Perspective forum, printed excerpts from it, and were so proud of it they didn't bother to make it available online. Personally I would have liked a recording, but here is the article:
By Robert E. Podolsky
As most people are aware, ethics are the means by which we decide what actions are permissible and what actions are not. What is less known is the fact that every ethic consists of two parts:
I will speak my mind and heart in good faith to anyone, but, as my strength allows, I will flatly refuse to voluntarily contribute one iota of the fruits of my labor to those artificial entities that seek to impose their will on myself and others
One time, I was the keynote speaker at a conference of public school teachers. When the master of ceremonies introduced me, some blacks in the front row cracked jokes about the Mafia. Ironically, the theme of the meeting was diversity.
Rick Berman, a Washington lobbyist and arch-enemy of other lobbyists and do-gooders who would have government control, and even ban, a myriad of products they claim are killing us. Products like caffeine, salt, fast food and the oil they fry it in. H
by Scott M. Rosen and Jason Richwine (Please comment on this discussion)
By any objective standard, the freedom movement has, over the past fifty years – if not the entire history of mankind – been an utter and complete failure. The power of the State continues to grow.
Should my neighbor pick up the tab for my family’s many intellectual pursuits and leisure activities? Should he buy band equipment for my son, and artwork, movie tickets, and membership fees for various social/intellectual clubs for my wife and me?
Libertarian candidate for Arizona Governor was followed for months by ASU film students. The completed film is a very accruate view of a libertarian campaign (some Arizona politicians won't like it at all)
Tax protester and gun smuggler Hess (1923-1994) became a successful journalist who made a well-publicized intellectual journey from Goldwater speechwriter to libertarian compatriot of Murray Rothbard.
A book review of "Radicals for Capitalism: A freewheeling history of the Moderan American Libertarian Movement". Of course, the NY Times is so kind to libertarians in general.
Understanding where you have been makes that dive off the cliff so much more understandable.
Americans continue to be suspicious of radical third-party alternatives — if they are lucky enough to be aware of them — thanks largely to media that foster a feedback loop of "they can't win, so why cover them?"
When the founders called the federal government into existence through the development of the United States Constitution, they understood the libertarian view of government as monopolized coercive force. This is the reason they assigned very few and
Although there are very few members of Congress who, like Rep. Ron Paul(R-TX), can be considered strict constitutionalists, there is one clause in the Constitution that no member of Congress has ever had any trouble following.
Find yourself a copy of the US Constitution. Perhaps you have a copy handy on your bookshelf, otherwise you can just look it up online. A lot of Libertarians will hold up the Constitution as a great and sacred document, a kind of a political Garden
Ron Paul / John Stossell / Michael Badnarik - Lots of inside info.
One of the ongoing roadblocks to left and libertarian reconciliation, one which deserves more of our attention, is the matter of CONFLATION OF CONTEXT WITH CASUSALITY, an intellectual error committed by most on both sides.
La Filosofia de la Libertad - This animated introduction to the philosophy of liberty was created by Lux Lucre. The text and inspiration come from "The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey" by Ken Schoolland.
The Critical Dilemma Facing Pro-War Libertarians - Today, pro-war libertarians are faced with what is possibly the greatest moral and philosophical dilemma of their lives.
Doherty discusses the subject of his latest book "Radicals for Capitalism" tracing the roots of the modern day Libertarian Movement.Entered By: Dave Gallagher
In the controversy now raging over whether income inequality in America is growing a lot or a little, some pro-market people say it doesn't matter. This attitude is unjustified, not to mention harmful to the cause of invididual freedom because i
Many Americans sense that something is rotten in the United States and that the nation has reached its peak and is on the verge of decline. Are they correct?
Yes, but not for the reasons that they think.