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A Tragic Death—of Responsibility

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Number 409, March 11, 2007

"She's real fine my 409!"

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Letters to the Editor
from John LuValle and Zack Bass

A Tragic Death—of Responsibility
by Chris Claypoole
About two weeks ago, in "Libertarian Enterprise at", someone wrote: "This story is being passed off as a triumph of the Free Market by socialists. Youth dies of toothache: [link] How would a truly free market have prevented his death or did such a concept ever exist in practice?" This is an expansion on how I answered at the time.

Overreach, Shmoverreach: A Special Note From The White House
by Jonathan David Morris
Hi there from your friends at the White House. As you may know, the worst paper in the history of civilization, The New York Times, recently published an editorial called "The Must-Do List." This editorial called on our friends in the Democratic Congress to undo the last five years of so-called "presidential overreach" and "Congressional collaboration." If the paper gets its way, everything we've worked so hard to accomplish will be overturned. Which would suck.

Beware of False Gods
by Albert Perez
Since the 16th Century wars of religion, many, if not most, supporters of liberty, have been free thinkers, a polite term for atheists and agnostics. This is the consequence of several causes, not the least of which, and most pertinent to this letter, is clerical corruption.

Hope For the Future?
by Scott Kauzlarich
I admit it—from time to time I am pessimistic on the prospects for liberty in America. Sometimes I linger too long over the editorial pages of the mainstream press. Depressing. On a regular basis you can find our basic rights under attack there.

The Truth, So Help Me God
by Lady Liberty
A couple of things that happened this week dovetailed so nicely with some of the news stories I reported this week that it seemed inevitable I'd write more about it. The fact that it has something so integral to do with each and every one of us makes it all that much more pertinent to the matters at hand. I'm talking, of course, about the freedom of religion.

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