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Number 439, October 14, 2007
"Yet another good reason to avoid world government."

Delacroix: Liberty Leading the People
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by Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)



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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Sue the Libertarian, John Taylor, J. Martin, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Jesse Lambert, and Andrew G. Eggleston Sr.

The End
by L. Neil Smith
In my fourth novel, The Nagasaki Vector (Random House/Del Rey Books, 1983), I predicted that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics wouldn't be around to celebrate its centennial in 2017. I was wrong only with regard to how little time it took their house of cards to collapse.

Free Parking for Me, but Not for Thee
by Jim Lesczynski
For the nearly 20 years I have lived and worked in New York City, one of my biggest pet peeves has been the double standard by which parking regulations are enforced—and for most of those years, I didn't even own a car. Anyone who has ever tried to navigate a sidewalk near a police precinct knows what I'm talking about. Cops feel their badge is a license to park their cars wherever they want, on-duty or off-duty. Middle of the sidewalk, no problem. Blocking an intersection, no problem. Blocking a fire hydrant, no problem.

And Sow Salt on the Ruins
by L. Neil Smith
When I was a kid, about a thousand years ago, I made a terrible vow never to forget what it was like, having your life—your body, your belongings, everything about you—controlled by another human being. That, more than anything else, is probably what made me a libertarian.

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