Letters to the Editor
from Kent McManigal, A.X. Perez, and Linda Cirincione
To End War, Prepare For Peace
by L. Neil Smith
On the other side of the economic, geopolitical, and military
mess we find ourselves in right now (provided, of course, that we survive
it), certain things that we have done routinely as a civilizationor
that have been done to all of usmust be changed, radically and
by A.X. Perez
For those of you who are too young to remember, Brown v.
Board of Education shocked the segregationist South in ways unimaginable
today. They went into denial and didn't think the Feds would enforce desegregation
until the 101st Airborne showed up at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Party Like It's 1773
by Jim Davidson
This week the Boston Tea Party began endorsing candidates who
accept our smaller government platform. Since our party is not yet on the ballot
in every state, we are looking to candidates from all the other parties who are
willing to agree that a smaller government at every level and on every issue, and
a larger government at no level and on no issues, is best. In other words, we are
looking for men and women who accept, as Henry David Thoreau said in 1848, that
the first step toward a better government is for each of us to declare what would
be a better government.
Milestones In Tyranny
by Francis A Ney Jr
In our nation's not-so-slow march towards fascism, I
have a few milestones of note not mentioned elsewhere in our little part
of cyberspace. First, the ACLU has announced that yet another supposed
constabulary organization has been caught infiltrating and "investigating"
terrorist assemblies. Peace protesters, anti-death penalty activists, and
property rights advocates, for example. This time, it's the Maryland State
Re, Re, Re... Victor Milan's Question?
by Michael Bradshaw
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
(Shakespeare, Henry VI) Well, it seems that Victor Milan's letter
in TLE #474 has stirred-up some controversy. He raises, as usual, a very
good question: "Okay, do we want freedom, or do we want politics?
by A.X. Perez
If you make enough midnight runs to the store or ATM you
are inviting trouble. That still doesn't change the need to run these errands.
Some risks, like drunk or sleepy drivers only require alertness and the judgement
to know whether to speed up, slow down, or swerve right or left. Hopefully you
are awake enough (and sober enough) to have these qualities.