Submitted by The Melinda on Tue, 2010-05-04 15:51.
I was naïve, I confess it openly.
I assumed once freedom was firmly established we would fold up the then empty tents called political parties and go home to do something more productive. I was wrong. I discovered most people in the Movement did not connect words to reality. As time went on other alarming realizations came to light.
Disturbingly, few saw the LP as a strategic tool to be used to return power to individuals and then discarded. They had bought into the false assumptions shared by those who believe government is more than a means for a free people to handle a few commonly useful services. Many expressed the idea government, and not people, was sovereign.
To my horror, ...
Submitted by The Melinda on Mon, 2010-03-15 09:18.
Integrity demands consistency from all parts of our lives. If you turn your back on wrong you have no integrity. If you fail to speak up, act, do, don't expect to be free. Integrity is the price of freedom.
Submitted by The Melinda on Thu, 2010-01-21 22:19.
When one looks at you he or she sees not a person but a thing to be used, consumed, and disposed of. They are all around you and you need to know how to recognize them behind the smiling face.
Submitted by Peter Namtvedt on Sat, 2009-06-20 01:00.
When Obama is not busy appeasing militant Islamists and making timid statements against other terrorist nations or organizations, he is busy encroaching on individual rights and the conditions under which American business must operate. Obama is going “soft” on potential enemies abroad, taking a policy of appeasement that is likely to invite attack. He is riding roughshod on individual rights of citizens at home. He has this back-assward.
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2009-05-05 11:20.
"What is “Going Galt?”
- “Going Galt” doesn’t simply mean getting angry. That would be “Going Postal.” It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly.
- “Going Galt” means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, “Why work at all?” “For whom am I working?” “Am I a slave?”
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2009-05-04 11:29.
People who just can't get enough of the authoritarian way of life love to tell us, "If you're innocent of wrongdoing you have nothing to fear from government."
So why has Sam Dodson been held indefinitely, on $10,000 cash bail, without access to legal council for 19 days, in an unsanitary jail cell in the Cheshire County Correctional Facility in Keen, New Hampshire, since April 13th?
Submitted by Charles E. Dewey on Wed, 2009-04-01 11:48.
Comparitive look at terms used in America today - nationalists and Patriots.
Submitted by Peter Namtvedt on Sun, 2009-03-29 13:33.
Socialism has been proven a failure. It has been soundly refuted in theory by Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek. It has been proven a failure in practice all around the world, in Russia, Romania, Yugoslavia, Cuba, and it is even being abandoned by China. Why would we want to try it here in the United States? This is sheer insanity.
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2009-03-24 10:21.
"Going 62 in a 50-mph zone, a Jeep barreled west on a slippery, snow-
covered Airport Expressway on Valentine's Day and blew past an Allen
County sheriff's squad car. One traffic stop later, two men inside the
Jeep were outside being patted down by officers. They acted nervous,
according to a police report. At one point they looked as if they
wanted to fight; at another they looked as if they wanted to flee. In
the Jeep's back seat, police found more than $26,000 in cash wrapped
in a stocking cap. Though officers held the two men for a short time
Submitted by Staff on Thu, 2009-02-12 01:00.
What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others?
What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United States and Israel?
What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afghanistan – and bombing Pakistan – is directly related to the hatred directed toward us and has nothing to do with being free and prosperous?
What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair trade-off for the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens, no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistani, and Afghan people are killed or displaced?
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2009-02-10 11:08.
38) It’s the corruption, stupid
by Nick Baumann
“Lawrence Lessig has a new cause -- and new job to go with it. For
more than a decade, the Stanford law professor and Creative Commons
founder has focused his efforts on Internet and copyright issues,
advocating a ‘free culture’ that puts fewer legal barriers in the way
of artists who adapt and build upon the works of others. Now he says
he’s finished his final book on the topic, Remix, and he recently
announced that he will leave Stanford to run the Edmond J. Safra
Submitted by Peter Namtvedt on Sun, 2009-01-18 19:38.
With George leaving office, please remember to refrain from affectionately calling the USA "Bush Country". After the inauguration and swearing in, you may start using "Obama Nation". Thanks for your attention in this matter. Will the Change that Obama proposed resemble what the founding fathers envisioned or will it be an abomination?
Submitted by Staff on Mon, 2008-12-29 15:27.
As another year draws to a close, there are some important transitions ahead of us. Not just transitions to a new administration, but also economically, politically and culturally.
Many hoped that the changes would signify overwhelming positive steps for our country, and that we would enter a new era, as promised during the campaign. I would like for this to be true, but based on the continuity so far, I would not be surprised to see America stay on the same course of failed monetary and economic policies. The course has been set for several decades, and in reality there is little the new administration could do to fix things without actually making them worse. But I expect them to try. The only real solutions involve allowing the market to liquidate the debt and malinvestment. The political reality is that this is not going to happen.
Submitted by Staff on Mon, 2008-12-22 15:20.
Billions of dollars were recently lost in the collapse of Bernie Madoff’s self-described Ponzi scheme, in which too-good-to-be-true returns on investments were not really returns at all, but the funds of defrauded new investors. The pyramid scheme collapsed dramatically when too many clients called in their accounts, and not enough new victims could be found to support these withdrawals. Bernie Madoff was running a blatant fraud operation. Fraud is already illegal, and he will be facing criminal consequences, which is as it should be, and should act as an appropriate deterrent to potential future criminals. But it seems every time someone breaks the law, politicians and pundits decide we need more laws, even though lack of laws was not the problem.