Letters to the Editor
from Kathryn A. Graham, L. Neil Smith, Bryan Potratz, Sean Gabb,
Dennis Wilson, A.X. Perez, Ann Morgan, Andrew G Eggleston Sr., A.X. Perez, and Rex May
Toward a Police Reform Movement
by L. Neil Smith
When you see three police cars pulled over at the side of
a city street to deal with a single bicycle rider, you know there are too
many cops. When all the heroes on TV carry badges and a government franchise,
you know we're in real trouble as a culture. Every day we hear of some act of
brutalitypeople beaten and kicked when they're unconscious, or "Tased"
until they diecarried out by federal, state, or local "law enforcement"
(a terrible misnomer, since most of the laws enforced today are unconstitutional,
and therefore unlawful in themselves) against individuals or groups whose
only crime was the exercise of their unalienable individual, civil,
Constitutional, and human rights. "Policemen" at every level of government
have become, more than any mere military organization, the "standing army"
hated and feared by America's Founder Fathers.
Expatriation Thoughts: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
by Russell D. Longcore
In 1742, a man, his wife and infant child in Rengsdorf,
Germany made a decision to move. He packed what belongings he could and they
boarded a boat that took them down the Rhine River to Rotterdam. There, they
boarded a ship named Phoenix and set sail for the American Colonies. They
landed at the port of Philadelphia and went ashore. From there, the little
family settled in Sussex County in the northern part of New Jersey. Once
settled, he set about his new life and the couple had another eight children.
by Jim Davidson
When I met Rick Maybury in July 2000 he was speaking at
the world congress of the International Society for Individual Liberty. If
you haven't been to one, you should make plans to visit Panama next Summer.
Sandy Sandfort and I are putting one together, and I think it'll be a lot of fun.
"Take My DNAI Have Not Committed Any Crimes"
by Doug Newman
I was going back and forth on a discussion thread the other
evening and someone made the above remark. My first thought was to quote my
favorite motivational speaker, Matt Foley: "Well la-de-frigging-daaaaaaa."
Such is the nonchalance with which so many Americans are relinquishing what
is left of their liberty.
How to Deal With Provocateurs
by Paul Bonneau
Some of you administer or moderate forums, or will some day.
If the forum is freedom-oriented, you will certainly run into members who are
real jerks, either those who receive a government paycheck, or free-lance jerks
such as trolls. For this article we can throw them all into the category
"provocateur". This how-to may apply to other internet media such as blogs.
Census, ACORN and Other Fertilizer....
by Dave Earnest
Greetings fellow prisoners! Live from inside the Blue
Curtain! It's almost time for the 2010 Census. Says here that if you refuse
to answer any questions you can be fined $5000 per refusal and imprisoned!
Organization Theory, by Kevin A. Carson
A Book Review by Sean Gabb
I will begin my review by stating its main conclusions.
These are that Kevin Carson has written one of the most significant books the
libertarian movement has seen in many years. I do not agree with everything he
says here. I do not suppose any libertarian will unreservedly accept what is
said. Even so, I doubt if there is a libertarian who can read this book and
not, in some degree, have his vision of a free society enriched and even
transformed by it.
by A.X. Perez
When I was a kid racism was an easy issue to understand.
Members of the "majority" enjoyed more wealth, power, privileges, and status
than members of the "minority (ies)." Force, either officially sanctioned or
at least officially ignored, was used to keep members of the minority groups
in their place. Majority and minority were expected to live in segregation.
Minority members who got uppity were beaten back into place or even killed.
Majority members who got too friendly with minority members were sanctioned.
What May be Expected of a Three Trillion Dollar Deficit?
by Jim Davidson
What is the budget deficit? Simply put, it is the amount
the national government spends above the amount it brings in to the general
fund by stealing. Taxation is theft.
Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 29 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!