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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

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.

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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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The Weedman trial: Did the jury really nullify?

In a recent article, "NJWeedman acquitted of pot distribution," the Libertarian News Examiner questioned whether Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion successfully used jury nullification in his two trials for marijuana possession and distribution.

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Voluntaryist Comic Project: Exclusive interview

Jaime Sherman is a self-identified voluntaryist and "Project Lead and Storywriter" behind comic book Boy Wonder Superhero "Voluntaryist," a project financed through crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

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Libertarian Singer-songwriter John Ringer unveils new anti-war song

Singer-songwriter John Ringer is at it again.

"I have an anti-war song," he told Libertarian News Examiner. "Actually you could call it a very sarcastic PRO WAR song."

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More generational warfare from Cato Institute?

In their email announcement for their October 25 Student Forum, "Are Mom and Dad Stealing Your Future?" the Cato Institute, as Reason magazine has done in the past, is saying this about Social Security and Medicare:

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Russell Means remembered by Libertarians

Russell Means, 72, died Monday at his South Dakota ranch from inoperable throat cancer.

The Associated Press article posted at recounts his career as an American Indian Movement activist during the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, as a candidate for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president in 1987, as an actor in such films as "The Last of the Mohicans" in 1992, and as a relentless advocate for civil rights for all Americans, not just American Indians.

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Can Libertarians and Progressives really work together?

A PolicyMic article recognizes that both progressives and libertarians have a "noble impulse" to improve society.

But the article also acknowledges that progressives think they can accomplish their desires by "expanding government's roles and responsibilities" while Libertarians understand that these goals can be achieved only by "limiting government's roles and responsibilities."

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America pretends not to be socialist, fascist, colonialist

The United States today operates under a muddle of old-style European socialism, fascism and colonialism with Americanized definitions designed to hide that reality.

America's social policy, with its unending bureaucratic programs to "help" the poor, the needy, the children, the disabled, the disenfranchised that benefits the authoritarian ruling class at the expense of productive citizens is the direct result of the Democrat Party adopting and implementing the old Socialist Party of America platform along with its class warfare under the now unpopular name "liberalism."

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Why I'm not a libertarian – again

It's always fun to read one of the many "Why I'm not a libertarian" articles that continually pop up on the Internet year after year after year, even as libertarianism continues to be discovered and captured by ever more open and excited minds.

Typing the phrase "Why I'm not a libertarian" into Google, with quotation marks, will get you page upon page of results of postings and videos, all with the identical title.

While non-libertarians have endless reasons for rejecting their own freedom they apparently have a paucity of imagination when it comes to titling their articles.

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SEAL spills beans on Osama raid, labeled 'traitor'

It didn't take long for big government worshippers to condemn "Mark Owen" (nom de plume for US Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette) as a "traitor" for telling his fellow Americans the truth about what actually happened during the Osama bin laden raid in his just-released book, "No Easy Day."