Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2011-04-19 15:16.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2011-04-19 09:51.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2011-04-19 09:42.
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.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-04-18 18:18.
The movie Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is ideology.
It isn’t art. It isn’t cinema. It isn’t epic saga. It’s ideology.
Submitted by Staff on Mon, 2011-04-18 12:00.
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.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2011-04-11 16:08.
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."
Submitted by Staff on Mon, 2011-04-11 12:00.
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.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2011-04-09 14:58.
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.
Submitted by Staff on Mon, 2011-04-04 12:00.
Last week I was both surprised and pleased when the Supreme Court upheld lower court decisions requiring the Federal Reserve Bank to comply with requests for information made by Bloomberg under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"). Bloomberg simply wanted to know who received loans from the Fed's discount window in the aftermath of the 2008 financial market crisis, and how much each entity received. Surely this is basic information that should be available to every American taxpayer. But the Fed fought tooth and nail all the way to the Supreme Court to preserve their privileged secrecy. However, transparency and openness won the day. There are some 29,000 pages to decipher, but a few points stand out initially.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sun, 2011-03-27 17:19.
Libertarian News Examiner reader Jason Gonella reported, "There is a story circulating about a restaurant that refuses to serve anyone employed by the TSA. That's a good start."
Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, and all the rest is disgusting but totally free choice.
And it's a matter of free choice for people – not "government" but people – to fight against it.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2011-03-23 17:55.
Quaint old ideas like freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of speech and the right to peacefully petition government for redress of grievances used to be respected, but now apparently they're legal only in Wisconsin and only if you're a union member.
Among the many lessons that Bradley Manning has taught us (courage, honesty, integrity, commitment to truth and decency among other concepts cherished by libertarians) there is one other that every libertarian should take to heart.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sun, 2011-03-20 13:11.
Slate published "The Greatest Country on Earth" which describes how everything on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is free.
According to the author, Mauritius provides "free education through university for all of its citizens, transportation for school children, and free health care – including heart surgery – for all."
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Sun, 2011-03-06 10:39.
"The US government really wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. They’re mad at him for releasing video of the military’s murder of civilians in Iraq and more recently a list of sensitive diplomatic cables too long to get into here. A grand jury has been empaneled in Alexandria, VA to consider criminal charges against Assange. He may never be extradited to the US for trial, but what if he is?"
. . .
"From FIJA’s website:
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2011-03-02 19:00.
REAL ID, of course, is the government's attempt to forcibly turn every state driver's license into a de facto internal passport, complete with electronic and biometric identifiers.
In "A Nation of Cringing Wretches. . .." Eric Peters wrote, "Soon, however, we may all be required to submit not merely to being fingerprinted – but perhaps also be forced to allow our retinas to be scanned, possibly our DNA itself catalogued.
He explained, "The federal Real ID Act is why" and then offered, "the Real ID Act is very real indeed."