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Yet all knowledge conceals within it danger to a greater or lesser degree. If it did not, governments would not be so anxious to regulate it.

— Lord Eiipul IX

Surviving Swat Teams to Empower a Real America

The Banks sent a Swat Team to kill him. But Walter Reddy survived and is still working so your state can have a money system based on gold - and every community can provide real security to you and your family.

Waking Up to Economic Realities

Last week the financial markets were roiled by Standard & Poor’s announcement that they will change their outlook on the fiscal health of the United States over the next two years from “stable” to “negative”. The administration decried this decision as political. However, it seems the only political thing about this decision is the fact that it took so long. The Washington Post recently reported that the White House and the Treasury Department put tremendous pressure on S&P not to do this. However, if S&P made its ratings based on political pressures rather than economic reality, it would cease to have any relevance to the business community. Even if S&P delayed its announcement that U.S. government bond market would be downgraded, at some point it would become obvious that the finances of this country are out of control and our leadership is out of touch. All credibility would be lost if S&P simply continued to assign U.S. debt a AAA rating.

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Heicklen: judges are scamming jury rights activists

Julian Heicklen, the jury rights activist frequently featured in Libertarian News Examiner articles, has uncovered what he calls The Scam while handing out Fully Informed Jury Association literature in California.

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The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

— Edward Abbey

Quote 2140

Grown men do not need leaders.

— Edward Abbey

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Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others

— Edward Abbey

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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

— Edward Abbey

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When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

— Thomas Paine

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It is more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent person should suffer, because it is of more importance that innocence should be protected than it is that guilt should be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in the world that all of them cannot be punished, and many times they happen in such a manner that it is not of much consequence to the public whether they are punished or not. But when innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, the subject will exclaim, "it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security." And if such a sentiment as this should take place in the mind of a subject there would be an end to all security whatsoever.

— John Adams

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Atlas Mugged: big media maligns the movie

The movie Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is ideology.

It isn’t art. It isn’t cinema. It isn’t epic saga. It’s ideology.

Budget Cuts are Meaningless Without Fed Transparency

Congress focused on issues surrounding government spending this week as talk of deficits, the national debt, and the debt limit saturated the airwaves. This is a positive development. In years past, there was very little concern over how much was spent here in Washington, how it was spent, or how much of our gross domestic product was being consumed by government. That blissful ignorance naturally resulted in decades of government spending with impunity, bringing us to where we are today: trillions in debt with astronomical entitlement obligations that will be impossible to fulfill in the not too distant future. So it is a good thing that there is so much political pressure now on our leaders to actually put the brakes on runaway spending.

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Edgar the Exploiter wants your money!

Actually, it's Edgar's creator who wants your money.

A libertarian animator named Tomasz Kaye needs your voluntary donations so he can finish his short film of freedom in time for the 2012 Elections.

The video is Edgar the Exploiter, described as "An animation showing the hidden costs of government intervention."

The Nanny State Can't Last

Last week, Congress and the administration refused to seriously consider the problem of government spending. Despite the fear-mongering, a government shutdown would not have been as bad as claimed.

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The Drug War is a Race War

Libertarians need to keep pounding on the fact that the Drug War is a government instituted race war.

Criminalizing drugs has always been a means of targeting and controlling racial, ethnic, and social minorities.

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