Tom Knapp and the "Cult" of Ron Paul
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Number 447, December 9, 2007
"People get used to the idea that they
are ruled by liars and thieves"

Gun Free Zone
by Marc V. Ridenour



Scott Bieser's "The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 5" wasn't done in time for this issue due to Scott's workload, but will appear next issue for sure.

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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Manuel Miles, Stephen Carville, The Free State Project, Dr. Julius No, and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Tom Knapp and the "Cult" of Ron Paul
by L. Neil Smith
I was was surprised to read Tom Knapp's. . . shall we say rather "sinuous" hit-piece on the Ron Paul campaign in last weekend's The Libertarian Enterprise. My old and respected friend is usually more direct.

Why Did Ron Paul Give Up on the LP?
by Christine Smith
Why did Ron Paul leave the LP as a means to advance liberty as a candidate? I'm asking this of myself over and over. Is the reason because he saw the LP as a futile path? A waste of his time and energy? No place for an individual who really wants to be part of achieving liberty in America now? For myself, as someone who is devoted to advancing liberty and sharing libertarianism, I am having serious doubts as to whether the LP deserves individuals willing to give of themselves so selflessly. Perhaps Ron Paul's experiences brought him to such a point and decision. I know my experiences with the LP are pointing that way.

Tom, Stop Wishing Humans Weren't Human
by Paul Bonneau
Thomas Knapp takes a shot at Ron Paul and his supporters. Unfortunately he appears to base much of his rant on a notion that is patently false: that perfection among humans is not only possible, but attainable by a large percentage of them.

The State as Serial Killer
by Bob Wallace
If one person kills another, he is a murderer. If he kills 100, he is a monster. But if he kills 10,000, he is a hero. And the only way one can become this type of "hero" is through the agency of the State.

Mayor of Salt Lake City to Bush, Congress, and Media: "We Won't take it anymore!"
by Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson
Today, as we come together once again in this great city, we raise our voices in unison to say to President Bush, to Vice President Cheney, to other members of the Bush Administration (past and present), to a majority of Congress, including Utah's entire congressional delegation, and to much of the mainstream media: "You have failed us miserably and we won't take it anymore."

Why I'll Never Vote For Hillary
by Daniel G. Jennings
I'll never vote for Hillary because I remember a young boy named Elian Gonzalez.

Who Shall Bell The Cat?
by Michael Bradshaw
Re Neil Smith's article "The Zeroth Amendment" in TLE #445 He proposes a new amendment to the United States Constitution for the purpose of enforcing the Bill of Rights. OK, I like that. "Death to the Tyrants!, etc." But. . . I see no practical way to introduce such an amendment to the states for ratification (because, as he so poetically puts it "they [the congress] are so putrescently corrupt that they shine in the dark") , nor any way to make three-quarters of the state legislatures ratify it, for the same luminous reason.

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