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Political Correctness Bullies and Libertards

The Miami Heat's LeBron James was publicly rebuked for saying "retarded" in a post-game interview during the NBA playoffs.

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State of the Police State: Gary Chenot

"A private contract dispute with a local credit union has mysteriously ballooned into unlawful detainment of my wife and two daughters, 4 felony charges, 2 stints in the Polk County Jail, an illegal search and seizure of my personal property (no valid search warrant) and a three page Affidavit signed by a Polk County Detective painting a picture of me as a dangerous individual participating in fraudulent sovereign schemes." – Gary Chenot, Polk County, Florida.

On the Elimination of Osama bin Laden

Last week marked an important milestone in the war on terrorism for our country. Osama bin Laden applauded the 9/11 attacks. Such deliberate killing of innocent lives deserved retaliation. It is good that bin Laden is dead and justice is served. The way in which he was finally captured and killed shows that targeted retribution is far superior to wars of aggression and nation-building. In 2001 I supported giving the president the authority to pursue those responsible for the vicious 9/11 attacks. However, misusing that authority to pursue nation-building and remaking the Middle East was cynical and dangerous, as the past ten years have proven.

On Constitutional Concerns

Last week the media focused on President Obama's basic eligibility to be president while ignoring the unconstitutional manner in which he governs. For example, his recent use of a signing statement to affect a line-item veto on a bill he signed into law as president. The recent continuing resolution to fund the government through September had an amendment that defunded four of his czar positions as a cost-cutting measure. These "czars" are administration appointees who exercise influence on policy matters, yet because they are classified as "advisors" and not cabinet officials, the President is able to avoid the Senate confirmation process.

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"I refuse. So long as consciousness remains, so long as cognizance holds sway, so long as I can function as a thinking being, I repudiate the notion of capitulation.

"However fruitless the effort may appear, we will continue to search for possibilities, my old friend. We will do this not because we must, or because we see avenues that may lead to success, but because it is what we do. Evolution has given us the ability to reason. If we choose to abjure it, we surrender the one thing that makes us worthy of continuance."

— Truzenzuzex

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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

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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