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Letters to the Editor
from Jason Sorens, EJ Totty, Alan Robert Weiss, and Jim Davidson
Because the Government is evil and stupid...
by Jay P Hailey
While discussing the bill of rights with a neo-con
recently it occurred to me that a lot of people are not familiar with
what a radical set of ideas is held in the Bill of Rights. I set out
to rephrase some of the BoR is more casual language (with some admitted
editorializing on my own part) to illustrate this point.
If Words Have Meanings
by Chris Claypoole
It has been said many times, in many contexts, that
words must have consistent meanings when used to describe the world around
us, or the words will have no meanings at all. When I first began to look
at the Libertarian Partyís (LP) Iraq Exit Strategy (IES) and their party
platform, I used what was, to me, the clear meanings of the words that I
thought conflicted between the two documents. Tom Knapp, in his reply,
seemed to try to find ways to blur those meanings, IMHO, in order to show
that the IES was consistent with the platform.
by Michael Brightbill
Last week, I dug up seven dollars and went to go see
Fantastic Four. I had different reasons to go see this movie. Some
of the key reasons were that there was nothing else that looked any good
that I hadnít seen yet, I am a comic book geek, though I havenít purchased
one in more than 2 years, and I am a libertarian, either large L or small.
A New Libertarian Paradigm For Making Montana Free
A Libertarian Proposal: Real liberty for you and your grandchildren
by Ben F. Irvin and Greg Garber
Thesis: After over thirty years
of failing to start a revolution through persuasion, it is time for
libertarians to reproduce themselves the way successful cultures and
groups do: by generating a large number of children, either naturally,
by adoption or ideally, by both.
Those Who Are Deceived, Are Enchanted
by Bob Wallace
In Plato's Republic, Socrates and Glacon, in
conversation, decide that "to be deceived to be enchanted." They didn't
mean it in the good, J.R.R. Tolkien/C.S. Lewis sense of wonder and awe,
but in the bad H.P. Lovecraft sense of monsters out to get you.
An Obvious Choice
by Lex Concord
The retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor has given
President Bush an opportunity conservatives have been waiting thirteen
years forthe chance to nominate a new Justice to the Supreme Court.
Liberals are also preparing for the moment, with the Washington Post
estimating that between fifty and one hundred million dollars will be
raised by both sides to campaign for or against the new nominee. Since
the Supreme Court has usurped the power to overturn state laws and set
uniform national policies on contentious social issues, and since
Americans meekly acquiesce to the decisions of the Court's black-robed
High Priests, the battle will be intense. Yet, it wouldn't have to be,
if the next nominee were someone both sides could admire, someone with
an unblemished reputation for choosing Constitutional principles over
partisan ideology. Someone like Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican Congressman
Rock Is Dead and Live 8 Killed It
by Jonathan David Morris
All right, let me just get this off my chest: On
Saturday, July 22, 2005, I, Jonathan David Morris,
totally failed to eradicate African poverty.
That's right. Live 8 came to Philly and I stayed home.
Care for Some Tea?
by Lady Liberty
Many people have clever quotes displayed in their homes
and offices. These sayings can be as simple and traditional as a cross-stitched
"Home Sweet Home," or as modern as motivational posters bearing admonitions
from super-achievers and role models like Lance Armstrong. Me? I have bumper
stickers taped to the side of a cabinet. They include such politically charged
gems as "Ted Kennedy's Car Has Killed More People Than My Gun" and "Apes Evolved
from Creationists," and those with personal meaning or entertainment value for
me like "Even Chaos Has A Pattern" and "The Two Most Common Elements in the
Universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity." But of all the bumper stickers I display,
one is daily becoming more and more my favorite. That's the bumper sticker that
says, "It's Time for Another Tea Party."
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