Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2010-03-24 12:07.
Libertarian reaction to Sunday's passage of Obamacare was still reverberating days later in North Texas.
One of the first responses came from Tim Lebsack, Precinct 3211 Chair, LP Dallas County, who titled his Dallas Libertarians Meetup Group message "End Socialist Health Care."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Thu, 2010-02-25 16:09.
The "sign war" against small business owners in Dallas is heating up again.
Last fall, the city council outlawed advertising signs in the upper two-thirds of store windows and glass doors, and they cannot cover more than 15 percent of a store's facade.
The city sees the issue as a matter of "security" and cleaning up "sign clutter" while business owners contend it's a matter of free speech and the life or death of their businesses.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2010-02-08 16:37.
Given the libertarian tenet that everyone has the right to do as they choose as long as they don't initiate or threaten force or fraud against anyone else, how can a person be both a Libertarian and a judge?
Wouldn't libertarian judges have to recuse themselves from every victimless crime case on the books?
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2010-01-30 10:46.
Lauro Garza, writing on his Texas GOP Vote blogsite, quoted Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater calling Debra Medina a "Ron Paul libertarian." Garza then added, "Glad I'm not alone in my assessment of Mrs. Medina and her crypto-libertarian supporters."
The term crypto-libertarian pops up all over the politicosphere where everybody uses it but nobody bothers to define it.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2010-01-25 13:06.
Through poetic usage, a whited sepulchre is any person with similar duplicitous morals. In libertarian usage it refers to government.
Allen Patterson, a 48-year-old Ft. Worth resident who works as a shipping manager for a local manufacturing company, is a metaphorical tomb raider, breaking through the pretty exteriors of whited sepulchres to expose the rot within.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Thu, 2010-01-21 08:22.
Libertarian Partier John Jay Myers is stumping for the US Congress seat from Texas' District 32 currently occupied by Republican Pete Sessions.
Because of his campaign style, some might expect to see Myers at the Improv in Addison or Arlington. Or maybe one of Hyena's comedy clubs in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Fri, 2010-01-15 10:01.
Will Texas State Senate District 22 end up sending a Libertarian to Austin?
The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Thursday that incumbent Kip Averitt, R-Waco, was withdrawing his bid for reelection do to "health problems."
That leaves the field wide open for Averitt's primary challenger, Darren Yancy of Burleson.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Thu, 2010-01-07 12:33.
Libertarian John Jay Myers announces run for US Congress, Texas District 32, against Republican Pete Sessions, all Republocrats, and unconstitutional laws.
If you're a Libertarian Party candidate for political office and you don't want to end up sounding like just another two-faced mealy-mouthed Republican or Democrat, if you don't want to sacrifice libertarian principles in order to gain a few extra votes from an unsuspecting public, watch John Jay Myers' video and take notes.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Tue, 2010-01-05 16:32.
When left and right argue politics they stubbornly ignore the great big fat wallowing trumpeting rampaging foot-stomping ugly elephant in the living room.
The name of the elephant is Government Coercion.
Neither right nor left want to openly admit that in order to impose their agenda on the population of a country the size of the United States there is no way to do so other than to use government coercion.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2010-01-02 11:07.
There's still time for libertarians to make a new year's resolution: unload the isolationist label.
Once again, this time from the mainstream rightwing hardcore neocon advertising-bloated online publication World Net Daily, a libertarian is accused of being an isolationist.
A "straight news" WND article featuring Republican/Libertarian Ron Paul editorially referred to his "isolationist perspective."
Calling libertarians "isolationist" in their foreign policy views is an attempt by the "mainstream" to call libertarians what they're not in an attempt to marginalize them as naive and unrealistic.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2009-12-23 16:04.
Most modern American individualist laissez-faire free market libertarians are familiar with the Nolan chart, which asks a few simple questions about your political proclivities and then plots your answers on a two-axis grid rather than the traditional left-right linear scale.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:23.
I wrote a couple of articles accusing "libertarian socialists" of hijacking the "libertarian" name from the modern American freedom movement of the same name.
A couple of writers took me to task for my ignorance, pointing out that, according to some sources, the word "libertarian" predates America itself and that my claim that "we" stole it from "them" makes me "A Real 'Libertarian' Bozo."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2009-12-14 08:50.
A blog on the Motley Fool website proclaimed ETFsRule's December Walk of Shame: Libertarians!
Unsurprisingly, it's a tirade written by someone who neither knows who "libertarians" are nor distinguishes them from "Republicans."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2009-12-07 11:48.
Libertarians generally take it as a point of unquestioned fact that the Tea Party movement was a grassroots uprising begun at the local level by libertarians and later co-opted by the Republican Party.
But the left-eye-view can't seem to figure out who started or co-opted what from whom or what the difference is between a libertarian, a conservative, and a Republican.
A pair of Huffington Post pundits...