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Number 446, December 2, 2007
"Socialists of a different color"

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, pt 4.
The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, part 4
by Scott Bieser

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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Jim Davidson, Nydra, Christine Smith, L G Knight Duquesne, J. Martin, and Bill Koehler

Ending the Empire of Lies
by L. Neil Smith
Despite its widely-advertised—and for the most part sincere—aspirations, American civilization presently stands on a foundation of corrosive lies that, slowly but insidiously, have poisoned its every effort to become the first truly decent society in the history of the world.

The Problem With Ron Paul
by Thomas L. Knapp
The problem with Ron Paul is not the fact that he's the Houston area's most assiduous pork-barreler in the US House of Representatives. It's not his longstanding associations with racists, of both subtle and not-so-subtle varieties. It's not even his anti-libertarian positions on issues like immigration and same-sex marriage.

People Ain't Chickens, Neither
by Michael Bradshaw
Regarding A.X. Perez's second letter to the Editor in TLE number 445: I would like to excoriate, put down and generally disagree with Mr. Perez. Unfortunately, I can't, because he's right. Oh, darn.

I Will Not Compromise—An Open Letter to libertarians
by Christine Smith
I have hope in the Libertarian Party, although some long-time Libertarians/ libertarians (former members and previous activists), individuals whom I deeply respect, have told me they feel otherwise and they tell me that I, as they did years ago, will become disillusioned with the LP as a means to affect the political climate of our nation.

Candor, Compromise and Consistency
An Open Letter to his Fellow Libertarians

by Steve Kubby
As "decision time" for the Libertarian Party's 2008 presidential nomination draws closer, the gloves are beginning to come off. At the beginning of my candidacy, I committed myself to running a "high road" campaign and engaging my opponents on issues and experience, not on personality. I intend to stick to that commitment. . . but I also want to ensure that my fellow Libertarians have the FACTS at their disposal when considering their options.

It Takes a Taser to Raise a Child
by Doug Newman
As if we had not heard enough recently about Taser-happy cops, this evening brought me three new stories. I got in from work this evening and logged on to my new favorite internet forum and read the following:

Don't Look Back; Move Forward
by Kent McManigal
I don't really look as though I belong in the 21st century. I don't act like I belong here, either. My personal views are based on mutual respect and taking responsibility for oneself. Because of my appearance and opinions, people mistakenly believe I live in the past. I have been accused of wanting to return to "the good old days" when a person could walk down the street carrying a gun and not be noticed, except by people who wanted to "talk guns" with him. To a time when self-reliance and individuality were valued, not feared. To an era when a person's personal life was fodder for whispered gossip and raised eyebrows; not an excuse to toss the flash-bangs through his window, kick in the door, taser the survivors, and make a brutal "arrest" on the floor—beside the bloody bodies of the puppies.

Crime is the Health of The State
The Kaptain's Log

by Kapt Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
For years now I've pondered the reasons behind Big Government's love for the (other) criminal classes. Let's face it; if you live in a large city you are constantly preyed upon by panhandlers, pickpockets, muggers, burglars, carjackers and a host of other humanoid vermin. The social(ist) workers moan that they need ever more of our money to "help the homeless" and provide "affordable housing", free food and clothing, dental care and other taxpayer-funded freebies to the mobs of urban parasites. And the politicians back them up, as ever, with your money.

Keeping The Death Penalty Honest.
by Marc V. Ridenour
Now, before anyone gets the idea I'm a bleeding-heart liberal, I wish to state that the absolute BEST deterrent to crime is where the would-be perp gets carried out feet-first in a body-bag after his/her unsuccessful attempt against the would-be victim. That's why I am 100% IN FAVOR of the right to keep & bear arms—i.e. for people to be able to carry concealed weapons, ESPECIALLY firearms!

We Farm, They Steal
by Robert Jackman
I Stumbled over Alcohol can be a Gas by David Blume. Blume details level headed Ethanol production within a Permaculture economy, that is best served IMHO by a real free market economy that would be very environmentally responsible when compared to present circumstances. In a free market world without a corrupt EPA, an invigorated Court with Jury would extinct all forms of polluters except those who run processes that turn waste into non polluting benefits.

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 4
by Scott Bieser
The Planet Klepton—a strange world dominated by thieves and scammers and ruled by an elite class know as The Sonzabitches. . .

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