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Where do libertarians come from?

A personal letter to libertarians...

Some readers took exception to an article I wrote that asked, "Are Ron Paul Republicans hijacking the libertarian movement?"

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Are Ron Paul Republicans hijacking the libertarian movement?

Libertarians started the Tea Party movement and mainstream Republican Party operatives hijacked it.

Dissident young liberals started the Occupy movement and mainstream Democratic Party operatives hijacked it.

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Libertarians have a future because Republicans are wimps

Politicians are partners in crime.

Democrat politicians take the lead on social issues and expanding entitlement programs because that's what their base wants. Republican politicians want it too but they loudly protest against it while obediently trotting along behind because they don't want to be accused of being "intolerant" and "insensitive."

Republican politicians take the lead on empire building and expanding the police state because that's what their base wants. Democrats want it too but they loudly protest against it while obediently trotting along behind because they don't want to be accused of being "soft on crime."

Both factions of the OneParty political mob get what they want: more power, more wealth and more ego gratification through big intrusive authoritarian government.

But they're not equal partners in crime; it's more like a host and parasite relationship.

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But who protects the workers from the union bosses?

An article from the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) celebrates a "model of networked labor activism" exercised by workers against Wal-Mart during their Black Friday protests.

This model ignores traditional union organizing in favor of wildcat strikes, boycotts, walkouts, flash mobs, picketing, leafleting, and strikes by workers with no ties to any recognized union.

"This model of activism," the article explains, "is just another example of the way agile networks run circles around twentieth century-style bureaucratic, hierarchical institutions like giant corporations and government agencies."

The point, of course, is to protect the ordinary worker from the abuses of the corporation.

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GOP has a libertarian problem? Think again

Washington Post writers Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan did an outstanding job of getting almost everything wrong in a recent article, including the headline: "The GOP's growing Libertarian problem."

After reviewing Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson's "historic election" they moved quickly on to the stereotypical presumptions that without "spoiler" Libertarians in the race voters would have chosen Republicans, thereby ignoring several polls that showed Johnson himself taking votes equally from Republicans and Democrats in six western states.

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Libertarians to progressives: We have a better 'social contract'

An article by The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, "Musing the social Contract," essentially claims that people like libertarians who haven't voted with their feet by leaving this country have therefore in fact "signed" the progressive's social contract and should shut up about it.

But the article never actually nails down exactly what this social contract is.

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Florida GOP politicos experience fake epiphanies

The kingpins of the Republican wing of the OneParty Cartel in Florida were showing off their politically convenient epiphanies last week according to "The News Service of Florida" wing of the National Media Cartel.

After more than two years of fighting against implementing Obamacare Florida Republican Boss Hoggs are now saying "they need to prepare to carry out the law."

Why now? Because, following Obama's re-election and Romney's humiliating defeat, they've suddenly had an epiphany that:

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Libertarian classic 'I, Pencil' gets modern makeover

A grand old classical-liberal masterpiece has been adapted, updated and made eminently available and relevant for today's modern young libertarians.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has remade Leonard E. Read's I, Pencil as an animated film, released on their website Thursday.

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Can't tax the rich

Barack Obama has been a wild-eyed fanatic about tax increases on the "wealthiest Americans."

This constant drumbeat is just another page from the timeworn Marxist class warfare ploy that has worked so very well for so long.

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Why do libertarians rarely talk about defensive force?

In virtually every mention of the Zero Aggression Principle that rejects initiation of force, intimidation and fraud libertarians typically claim the legitimacy of defensive force almost as an afterthought and rarely delve into it with any meaningful discussion beyond gun rights.

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Voter hangover and the morning after pill

And so the Democrat Wing of the OneParty Crime Syndicate has won the four-year Political Super Bowl again, assuring that its own sycophants will continue to feast on the lucrative plunder of other people's productiveness while the toadies of their rival Republican Wing must settle for the slightly lesser loot, graft and corruption that comes their way.

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'Fred's Law' is Extreme Makeover for Frederic Bastiat's 'The Law'

If you've never read The Law by Frédéric Bastiat because it's too Nineteenth Century or just "too French" you need to download Fred's Law (The Book). Free!

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Last chance to save the future

Libertarians who choose to participate in "voting" in what has obviously become a fraudulent exercise manipulated by the goombahs behind the Republican and Democrat wings of the OneParty mafia already know this:

A professional bully will win the presidency this year and nothing of importance will change.

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Jury Nullification: The Ed Forchion Interview Part 2

In an email to the Libertarian News Examiner Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion said, "My website was set up just for curious jurors, and the state's newspapers even provided good video and stories for the jurors to understand my legal arguments about jury nullification. I whooped the state in terms of whose message got out. I had a PR field day at the expense of the state."

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Jury Nullification: The Ed Forchion Interview

In an earlier article, "The Weedman trial: Did the jury really nullify?" Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion claimed that he won his two trials by using a jury nullification defense while all of the local media covering his trials reported that the judge prevented him from doing so.