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Number 650, December 25, 2011
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Whatever Happened to Posse Comitatus?
by L. Reichard White
Many parts of the coverage of the Tiananmen Square rebellion in China have stuck with me over the years. The unarmed Chinese student stopping a tank by standing in front of it and waving his arms—and an interview with a leader of the protestors who had a bandanna over his face to avoid reprisals. The commentator informed him that over 80% of the Chinese population opposed the government and supported the demonstrators and then asked what he and his fellow protesters were going to do about it. The bandannad leader said, "Nothing." The commentator asked why not. The leader answered, "Because they have all the guns." The point is clear: An unarmed 80% majority is no match for an armed government. Why do you think the establishment is so desperate to get our guns?
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An Open Letter to Robert K. Dornan
by L. Neil Smith
A while ago, I wrote a column suggesting to Libertarians that we adopt a strategy which, while not altering our record at the polls appreciably, would force the kind of change that was our reason for running candidates to begin with.
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Libertarian Law: Thinking About Arbitration
by DataPacRat
I'm still thinking, slowly but surely, through what is required to maximize my (and by extension, everyone else's) liberty. Two facets of the news have recently come to my attention. One is that after having spent some time subscribed to the National Police Misconduct NewsFeed, my last remaining vestiges of hope in the police as protectors of the innocent have fallen by the wayside. The essential foundation of the rule of law is that all people have the law applied to them equally; however, if a police officer violates my rights, there would seem to be, in practice, no way for me to get redress.
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Pumpkin Scissors: A Review
by David M. Schmidt
"Pumpkin Scissors—The Complete Series" is an anime released by Gonzo/Funimation Entertainment in 2008. Besides being an entertaining story, it has several themes of interest to libertarians.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 156
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 156 of a weekly cartoon series.
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