Three ads this week
Letters to the Editor
from Chris Claypoole, Richard Bartucci, L. Neil Smithm A.X. Perez, and Crazy Al
TeaIn a Whole New Bag
by L. Neil Smith
Sometimes it seems that nothing can bring America's politicians and
bureaucrats back under control (to the extent they ever were) as the Founding Fathers
intended. Politicians show nothing but contempt for citizens struggling to fix what's
wrong with America, belittling them, ignoring them, avoiding them, insulting them in
public, even attempting to have them labeled as "terrorists". So far, no matter how
incensed we get, or how many of us get that way, they somehow manage to reelect
themselves like clockworkalthough that may be changing even as I write these words.
by Jim Davidson
If you create anything of value in the United States, you'll be
prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The government will tax your business, and
you, and the people you engage to work for you.
Sacrificing the individual to the nature of the statesheep in wolves' clothing
by Cathy L.Z. Smith
The "neolibertarians" over at the Ludwig von Mises Institute who appear
set on courting the libertarian left have taken it upon themselves, led into battle most
notably by Jeffrey Tucker and Stephan Kinsella, to declare that those who are advocates of
liberty may not, by definition, be in favor of what have been termed "intellectual property
rights". Of course this proves, in the twisted logic of the beneficiaries of their largesse,
that anyone who asserts their right to own and control their intellectual property is, by
definition, "a statist asshole".
Tyrants, Mice and Men
by Susan Callaway
Hundreds, even thousands of writers, politicians, and ordinary people
(through the magic of the internet) speak and write millions of words each year about the
Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and many other classic
or historical documents. Many wax poetic (or nonsensical) about the "values" and "freedoms"
of America and how fortunate the people are to have a government that honors these things
and cares about the people.
Tribes vs. Individuals
or, Why Democracy Doesn't Work In Most Of The World
by Russell D. Longcore
For most of recorded human history, people have organized their lives
into tribes. The most recent forms of tyrannical governance around the world seek to either
subjugate or destroy tribes. But those tyrannies don't seem to understand tribes fully, even
though tribalism is sprinkled throughout their lives. I'm writing this to explain why you
should care about tribes, and how your everyday life is affected by tribalism.
When to resist. When to submit.
by Paul Bonneau
I was having a conversation on a forum about the classic Claire Wolfe
question, when is it time to shoot the bastards? Seemed like there was a lot of
confusion and controversy about this, so I thought I'd take a whack at it here.
Obama bans nearly 1 million rifles
by Dudley Brown
Did you know that Barack Obama has banned nearly a million American
made rifles? Nearly a million rifles. Banned by Barack Obama and his anti-gun cronies.
In an executive order the Obama Administration has secretly blocked the re-importation
of American made M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles being stored in South Korea. These rifles
were used by the US military during the Korean War and left there after the war was over.
by Jim Davidson
The other night I went to a friend's home for a few hours. She had a
child who seemed to be fixated on watching television in the evening. So, despite being
across the room, I got quite a bit of exposure to current programming. The number of shows
about police, prosecutors, and other government agents seems to be much higher than ever
before. I'm not sure why people watch this garbage. The pigs are never wrong, no suspect is
ever exonerated, the prosecutors always find some "worthy" reason to ignore the protections
for the accused in the bill of rights, and the villain in the show is nearly always the
idea of limits to government power. Most surprising, however, were some of the commercials.
Altruists Are Selfish Before All
by Jordan Jetson
The notion that there is an ideal set of circumstances in the world at a
given moment places a mystical entity called perhaps "humanity" as a global hegemon. What is
best for "humanity"? There is no entity known as "humanity". There is only the totality of
Vox Radio, Vox Dei
by L. Neil Smith
Most of my frequent readers are aware that I am not a religious
person, and that I think, in fact, that religion has a very bad effect on civilization
and the individuals who create, live in, and maintain it.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 95
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 95 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!