Letters to the Editor
from Albert X. Perez, Please don't republish my name and address,
Tom Hanlin, and Mike Benoit
A Letter to Senator Joseph Lieberman
by L. Neil Smith
It is my unpleasant obligation to begin this letter by confessing
that I don't know anyone who believes you're the brightest bulb on the
tree. In fact, it appears that you possess a stupefying talent, not just
for saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time, but for saying
the dumbest things that could possibly be said in any given context.
Second only to the current squatter in the White House (in truth, none
of them have ever been particularly intelligent), judging only by your
public pronouncements, you have the feeblest mind in American politics
Tony Blair: The Traitor Departs
by Sean Gabb
As I write, Tony Blair is about to stop being Prime Minister. I have
waited ten years to see this day. I will celebrate later today by opening
a bottle of champagne. In the meantime, I will make the briefest possible
farewell to the man.
We Are Not Nearly As Free As We Think We Are
by Doug Newman
In America, we enjoy a measure of freedom. However,
we are not nearly as free as we think we are; millions of Americans are
willing to relinquish what is left of their liberty.
Is There Hope?
by Sean Gangol
I remember there was time when I wasn't as cynical as
I am now about the future of this country. It was during the time I first
discovered the fundamentals of Libertarianism after reading Hope by L. Neil
Smith and Aaron Zelman. I knew of the freedoms that we have lost, but I
believed that it was possible to convince enough people to help take back
these lost liberties. I am amazed at how na´ve and optimistic I was, seven
years ago. My outlook would soon change through the out the years.
by Albert X. Perez
Recently after writing elsewhere praising Vanessa Mae
I looked up what CD's she had available on Amazon.com. One reviewer
criticized her work claiming that her primary accomplishments were
promomoting the sales of miniskirts and making dirty old men happy. He
said this as if they were bad things.
Belaboring the Immigration Point
by Jonathan David Morris
I've spent the last two weeks writing about immigration.
I'm going to do it one more time this week, for two important reasons: (1)
Because I have another point to make; and (2) Because I've never written
about the same topic three weeks in a row before, which I'm pretty sure
constitutes a "series," which excites me. Now, whenever I'm discussing
stuff with important people, I need only say, "I need only refer you to
my Immigration Series from the Summer of '07," to make my point perfectly
Who Needs City Government?
by L. Neil Smith
On the desk at my elbow that morning lay a blaze-orange sticker
that some municipal parasite had slapped on my front door. It ordered
me to cut my lawn to the city's specificationswhich seem to change
each and every yearupon pain of various punishments of dubious
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