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Number 456, February 17, 2008
"Just Say No—To Victim Disarmament!"

Just Say NO to V.D.!
Just Say No—To Victim Disarmament!
by Tom Creasing and His Cousin



Ah, my goodness! Hasn't American politics become a complete parody of itself these days? It's like one of those awful "reality" game shows on the tea vee, except less funny. Much, much less funny.

Well, they never promised us a rose garden. Ok, they did, but they was a-lying.

Scott Bieser's "The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 11" has been delayed until next week. Just one of those things, couldn't be helped. Y'all know how that goes.

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And as the great globe itself keeps turning, we welcome you to this the 456th edition of TLE. Enjoy!

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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez and J. Martin

The Last Test of Democracy: Part One
by L. Neil Smith
Something is deeply wrong with the American political process. That's the only way to explain why, despite polls showing that 70% of us want the wars in the middle east ended and our troops brought home now, the probable nominees of the "major" political parties are a warmongering lunatic and a "peace candidate" who says he wants to bomb Pakistan.

ZAP and Ayaan Hirsi Ali
by Jim Davidson
Ayaan Hirsi Ali should learn about the zero aggression principle. She clearly has difficulty differentiating between aggressive acts against individuals and their property from expressions of free speech, freedom of religion, or political ideology. Her interview by Rogier van Bakel in the November 2007 Reason gives some examples of what she doesn't understand.

Open letter to Libertarians
by Steve Kubby
This weekend, US Representative Ron Paul announced his intention to "scale back" his campaign for the Republican Party's 2008 presidential nomination, acknowledged that he is unlikely to win that nomination, and expressly ruled out seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party or another "third" party.

Go, Ron Go!
by James J Odle
I have to confess, I am finding the Ron Paul campaign and the Ron Paul Revolution (1) fascinating. The blimp! The You-tube videos! The in-your-face, we have a Constitutional right to free speech attitude of its participants!

Drop The Bomb!
The Kaptain's Log

by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
On Monday the 18th of February, "Presidents Day", the day after this article appears, another Ron Paul "money bomb" fund raiser is scheduled. Please make sure that it drops with a blast heard 'round the world; don't let it be a dud. All those who long for peace, prosperity and liberty should do all that they can to make this a success.

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