The Last Test of Democracy: Part Two
Putting Teeth in the Bill of Rights

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Number 457, February 24, 2008
"Media so putrescently corrupt they
glowed in the dark like rotten fish"

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, pt 11
The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, part 11
by Scott Bieser

(see below!)



Publisher's Note: A Call For "Papers"

Over the next few weeks, Your Mighty Editor and I, your friendly neighborhood cyberpublisher, are planning a number of themed issues of The Libertarian Enterprise.

Viruses, Tapeworms, and Trojans, Oh My!

The first issue arises from the fact that my lovely and talented wife Cathy managed to pick up one of the nastiest computer pathogens I've ever heard of. It has cost her a month of evenings tinkering and she's still not entirely sure she's rid of it. Somebody has made her very angry.

This, I can tell you from my own experience, is a mistake.

So for our first themed issue, I'd like to see non-technical articles and letters on this peculiar phenomenon. Who writes the damn things and why? In libertarian terms, precisely what ethical breach are they guilty of? What is an appropriate way to deal with such individuals?

I wish it were possible to rewrite their nasty little pets so that they'd crawl back home somehow and utterly destroy their creators' computers.

But that's just me.

Get a rope.

Airport Crimes Against the Constitution

Having just heard about a wonderful new color-coding system that the Transportation Slavery Administration is trying out on their cattle in Salt Lake City and Denver (one wonders why they don't just tattoo numbers on the forearms of frequent flyers), I think a themed issue that could be called "Free America's Airports" is more than appropriate.

Enough is enough. It isn't bad enough that 99 percent of American history is a lie, everything most people believe about 9/11 and the years after is false, especially the potential role of armed airline passengers.

Anybody with an IQ larger than his shoe size knows that a single individual on each plane armed with a .22 pistol or revolver would have put an immediate end to the 9/11 hijackings before they ever began. Anybody with more sense than an eggplant understands that the "security" measures being imposed today are a dirty and destructive joke.

Please send us your articles and letters about radically reforming airline travel in America. If you've read my novels The Probability Broach or The Venus Belt, you'll know exactly what I mean. If you have ideas on boycotting the airlines or on any other way to end the fascist airport farce, we want to see them—and show them to the world.

My Little Pony

That's what I'm going to call my contribution to our third themed issue—it'll be more fun than the other two—what's your favorite firearm?

I'm primarily a handgun guy—a handgun, after all, is the weapon that you actually have with you when you need it—and that's what I'd like to see the most of in this issue, although I won't rule out rifles and shotguns altogether. Tell us what you like about yours, what you don't like about it, regale us with any adventures you may have had with it—provided the statute of limitations has run out. If you have a photo, we'll try to run some of those, too. I personally find that the best way to photograph most handguns is on a flatbed scanner.

Please send what you produce to Ken Holder ( and be sure to copy our new copy editor, the also lovely and talented Curt Howland ( You know, it'll be kind of like a party!

I'm looking forward to it!

L. Neil Smith, Publisher
The Libertarian Enterprise

Editor's Note

Well, gee, what can I say after that? Just this: we are a Reader Supported publication, so please, Dear Reader, give us some support:

Every little bit helps!

Ken Holder

Time Peeper


Letters to the Editor
from Scott Graves, A.X. Perez, Curt Howland, and L. Neil Smith

The Last Test of Democracy: Part Two
Putting Teeth in the Bill of Rights

by L. Neil Smith
It always comes as a surprise—to anybody who was taught history by the public school system—to discover that the rebel side didn't win the American Revolution, at least not in any technically military sense.

Lions, Foxes, and Bloodthirsty Sheep
by Bob Wallace
Vifredo Pareto noticed that most rulers (they're certainly not leaders) are Foxes who use fraud, and Lions who use force. Not surprisingly, Dante, in his Inferno, placed those who used fraud in a worse level of Hell than those who used force. Force is easy to recognize; those who lie sometimes have great skill at it, and can fool many people.

Wipe All DNA Records
by Sean Gabb
"Close Down the DNA Database" Says Libertarian Alliance The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties pressure group, today calls on the British Government to close down its DNA database and wipe the records.

Real ID: Security from What, May I Ask?
by Doug Newman
Ever since 9/11, millions of Americans have been more than willing to surrender their liberty in the name of "national security." Security from what, may I ask?

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 11
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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