Letters To The Editor
Letters from Steve Trinward, Khalil Ahmad, William Stone III,
Jeffrey Schwartz, Lehr Duquesne, Jack Jerome, Vin Suprynowicz, Caleb Paul,
William "Bill" Goosby, Curt Howland, and Frank Ney:
Under the Thumb of Municipal Socialism
An Invitation from L. Neil Smith
It's one thing, I've discovered, to be a theoretical anarchist, and
quite another to try to make the theory effective on an everyday basis.
The Phantom Menace
by William Stone, III
Every day, in increasingly shrill tones, the right wing of the Boot On
Your Neck Party (otherwise known as the Republicans; left-wing "BOYNs"
are Democrats) screech that starting a war with Iraq is the only answer
Public Schools: They Really Work!
by Chris Claypoole
People that claim that public schools aren't doing a good job have made
the error of assuming that the schools' stated goals (education, in
short) are the real ones. When public schools were first proposed in
the 1800s, the debate in many state and local legislatures centered on
the need to inculcate the ideals of good American citizenship in the
children of immigrants. The fear of being overwhelmed by a tide of
foreigners, different from "us" in their language, customs, religion,
etc., is as old as the Republic. The mission of education was being
carried out by a variety of private schooling choices, from individual
tutors to schools set up by churches. But the immigrants often could
not afford these choices, and the self-proclaimed "protectors of the
American ideal" felt that these children would grow up to be disruptive
to the common good. They might even vote for someone other than the
How Public Schools Have Destroyed America
by Michael Baxter
The public school system in the United States is a major factor in the
ongoing deterioration of our rights as enumerated under the
Constitution. This continuing erosion of our Constitutional rights has
been largely the result of a dearth of instruction or exploration of
the history of this country in a meaningful sense, the teaching that
the right to bear arms is inherently evil, and an emphasis on "dumbing
down" the curriculum to produce a docile underclass.
Gun Freedom Now!
by Alexander Daube
Most gun owners are aware of the myriad gun-control laws which plague
our nation and violate our Constitution. We are frustrated that more of
these asinine laws continue to get passed every year. However, what
most people don't know is that we can protect each other from these
laws using a simple, traditional right that has been with us since our
nation was founded.
Term Limits Serve as Brake and Ignition—not Cure-All
A Primer for Libertarian Skeptics
by Stacie Rumenap
Most establishmentarian-type politicians bitterly oppose term limits.
That's because term limits curb the power of career politicians and
open the door to a less power-hungry breed of representative.
A Woman to Replace Saddam
by Wendy McElroy
Reports are circulating that Bush intends to divide
a post-Saddam Iraq into three sectors: north, south, and central. Two
retired U.S. generals would separately administer the north and south
while the central sector, including Baghdad, would be overseen by a
woman: Barbara Bodine, a former ambassador to Yemen.