Review: The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values By Nelson Hultberg
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Number 745, November 17, 2013
The most common threat to individual liberty in the
United States of America is "local law enforcement."


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ARTICLES

The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama Part 5
by Terence James Mason
The time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things... My mundane life has intervened with updating (and consolidating) this series as I had originally hoped to, but not only has that situation changed a bit of late, but the situation on the national and world stage is such as to demand commentary. The numbering below continues from the original series. I will note that other authors have now published whole books on the subject of impeachable offenses.
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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, L. Neil Smith, Paul Bonneau, Captain Comic, and Max Winkler-Wang
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The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values By Nelson Hultberg
Reviewed by L.Neil Smith
For those who may have come in late, the Zero Aggression Principle holds that nobody has a right, under any circumstances, to initiate physical force against another human being for any reason. Nor is it morally acceptable to advocate or delegate the initiation of physical force. This may be the single most important moral, ethical, or political idea that any human being has ever had. Once expressed, it represents the end of kings and commissars, premiers and presidents. It takes us, in a gigantic quantum leap, from slavery and serfdom to freestanding independence.
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"What are we going to do about it?"
by Sean N. Gruber
"You're all just a bunch of fucking slaves!!! And what are you gonna do about it? What are you gonna do about it?!!!"—Jim Morrison If it wasn't for the cops what would Obama's—or Bush's or whoever the current, flavor- of- the- week tyrant, that happens to have the "government" and it's guns in their possession-- decree's matter? I seriously doubt Hillary Clinton or John McCain are going to take to the street to enforce "laws" that tell me I can't own guns or smoke some dope (although Rumsfeld and Cheney might if they couldn't find some moron with an overpowering amount of testosterone and an under-powering amount of education, intelligence and plain old common sense.) The police are the enforcers. I contend that in fact THEY are the literal government. (It's funny to me that so many of the same people who are the staunchest advocates of electing "good sheriffs" are the most critical of my previous contention.)
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A Use for Old People
by Paul Bonneau
Getting kind of long-in-tooth myself, this subject has been on my mind. Let's face it, by the time you hit your sixties, your productive contributions are largely over (with many exceptions, of course). Is tending your garden or painting that picket fence, supported by unwilling members of younger generations all that is left for us?
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Castigo Cay by Matthew Bracken: A Review
by Sean Gangol
Contains Spoilers I admit that I am somewhat late with this review. I had originally planned to publish this review about a year ago, but I got caught up with other things, which put me behind on my writing. Before I begin, I want to point out that I have been a longtime fan of Matthew Bracken, ever since he published his first book Enemies Foreign and Domestic. In his most recent book, Castigo Cay, the plot revolves around an ex-Marine Corps sniper named Dan Kilmer who sails from port to port in a boat he calls "The Rebel Yell" (possibly the coolest boat name ever). He does this to stay free from any form of government interference in his life.
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The Silver Circle
Reviewed by L. Neil Smith
I know people who make movies. When I was in high school, if anyone had told me that someday I would be able to write that, I would have been skeptical, to say the least. And if anyone had told me, in the heyday of Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley (I don't recall who was on ABC) that the movies these movie-makers made would be radically libertarian, even propertarian anarchist in character, I would have called him a liar. But it turns out I am not a liar—I've always believed it's too much work—and such movie-makers, and their movies, do exist.
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Clinton Vs Christie / Alien Vs Predator : Whoever Wins We Loose
by Jeff Fullerton
Last issue I wrote a letter to the editor pertaining to the pending elections that happened this week. Need to apologize for not vetting the so called "Libertarian" candidate in the VA race a little better. Day before the election on my drive to work, Glenn Beck was leading with a story that suggested he might not be so genuine. And Ron Paul also saying the same. More I thought about it; I remembered a guy on the PA Libernet back in the early 2000s who thought that land ought to be taxed instead of buildings and other improvements on the grounds that taxation not discourage people from improving property. Yet on the flip side he believed in a land tax because the Earth is common to all people and appropriation of land for private use was a withdraw of a limited resource from a common store. That sounded a little too collectivist for me and I think he may have been—I've heard of something called an "Eco-libertarian".
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Getting Rich Being Free
by A.X. Perez
Just a thought: Disagreements between supporters and opponents of liberty create business opportunities. For example, Starbucks doesn't want to alienate either its pro or antigun customers.This is appropriate, their goal is to sell coffee and food as thisearns them a profit. However, they have the right to tell people, "Leave us out of your fight." So why don't we open explicitly pro gun coffee shops, bar and grills, restaurants, and so on?
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Gun Charity
by Paul Bonneau
Gun charity is when crime and violence gets so bad that a neighbor, who previously had no use for guns and who probably gave you grief because you did, shows up at your door to ask you if you have any spares he can use—and you give him one.
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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 33 & 34
by Neale Osborn
Doesn't this beat all?....A Georgia school system has filed a criminal trespass warning against an Army veteran, telling the mother she's not to come on school property or she will face arrest.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 251
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 251 of a weekly cartoon series.
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A FEW (HUNDRED) WORDS FROM THE PUBLISHER

Colorado is about to recall its third victim-disarmer in the state Senate. The Obammunists are fighting tooth and nail—not to overlook checks from Michael Bloomberg—to protect the precious backside of one of the worst collectivist douchebags ever take up space and waste oxygen.

Evie Hudak would decide for your wife, your daughter, your mother, or your neice what works to defend herself from robbery and rape and what doesn't. The woman has no credentials in this field and knows nothing about it. But apparently, the corrupt and well-singed spirits of Howard Metzenbaum, Mario Biaggi, and Thomas Dodd came down to her on a flaming pie and filled her in. So Colorado now has New York's gun laws.

For the time being.

There's far more at stake here than most observers understand. If Hudak is replaced by a Republican—not all Grand Old Partiers are alike; state leadership has opposed these recalls from the beginning and sees them strictly as incited by the Tea Party movement, a loose cannon they detest—the Democrats no longer hold the Colorado Senate, which means the recent orgy of gun-owner hatred is over. It will also give freedom-fighters in other states something to rally around, and might even precipitate the roll-back of a century of socialism.

The Dems are frightened spitless, witless, and shitless. They can see an end to liberalism, progressivism, and political correctness coming. Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a freight train.

Toot, toot!

Democratic governor John Hickenlooper may veto the repeal the first time, if he's as stupid as his face looks and his name sounds. But he knows it will be the end of his political aspirations, which are all aimed at Washington, and he's been lying exceedingly low of late. He once opined loudly that gun control doesn't work, then he turned his coat, and now he's rummaging through the closet all over again.

For more information and a chance to help (recall petitioning will be over by the time you read this, but if it's been successful then there will be an entire election campaign to be fought), go to www.recallhudak.com.

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We see in the news that America's last lead refinery, capable of producing pure metal from raw ore, has shut down, and that, from now on, lead will have to come from other countries at enormously elevated prices.

This means that the price of bullets, already artificially high thanks to the government's illegal manipulation of the market, will skyrocket. How does .45 ACP sound to you, at over five dollars a round?

What happened is that the EPA pollution standards were suddenly, and almost inexplicably, tightened ten-fold so that no company could go on producing the metal economically. We say "almost inexplicably" because we know perfectly well what's going on, and so do you. This is yet another sneak- attack by the unspeakable Obama Administration on the unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon—rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission.

We are to be deprived, by any means, at any cost, of the machines and materials we need to prevent the eugenic/ecofascist massacre the administration and its UN accomplices are planning for nine tenths of humanity.

With this act, the EPA has declared war on every American. It cannot be allowed to stand. This time it has to cost them something, and I suggest it be the EPA itself. It must be abolished, and every individual ever inconvenienced by it must be indemnified, from the EPA budget, as well as from the pockets, paychecks, and pensions of every employee.

Write your congressthing today. Remember to include mention of the Colorado recall crusades. Make Ted and Mike and Rand—and I think maybe Sarah, too—talk about this loudly and in public until it happens.

It's that or submit.

No other choice.

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You may have noticed that the very apex of butt-stupid bigotry has recently been achieved by Joseph Farah, the drooling moron who owns and operates World Net Daily, occasionally, a fine alternative opinion website.

Suicidally bad timing, too. Just as the general freedom movement has climbed back out of the grave Obammunism put it in, the country teeters on a razor-edge between freedom and perpetual slavery, and we appear to have socialism on the run for the first time in a century, this strategic and tactical fumblewit, to judge from recent mailings, has decided to alienate atheists, who make up a major fraction of his libertarian fellow travelers—and a surprising number of enlightened conservatives.

Brilliant.

Not.

Second prize goes to Farah's best writer, Dr. Jerome Corsi, a highly distinguished and articulate individual, I have admirded greatly, and who has done many great things, who, for some reason that defies rationality, decided this week to announce that there can be no such thing as recreational sex. Sex is for reproduction only, Jerry informs us, not for fun. That's as opposed to Ayn Rand, who regarded sex as mankind's reward to itself for a life properly and productively lived. It's a life-saver when things aren't going very smoothly, as well.

The word—I didn't read that far—is that he also provided his audience with a notice that one and only one position is acceptable in the jaundiced eyes of whatever fairies he sees at the bottom of his garden.

Dr. Corsi, we reject your extremely sad and silly analysis, if you'll pardon the pun, which has told us a whole lot more about you than about sex. Much more, in fact, than any of us ever wanted to know.

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Finally, it makes me very happy to tell all my readers that I have been given an Honorary Life Membership in Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. JPFO, you see, is in the Holocaust prevention business.

It's hard to convey, adequately, what this honor means to me, certainly more than any literary award I've ever won. It's more on the scale of having achieved the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America.

Thank you, my friends, comrades-in-arms, and so-far-unidicted co-conspirators.

You know who you are: http://www.JPFO.org.

L. Neil Smith, author, lecturer
Publisher and Senior Columnist
L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
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BACK TO THE EDITOR HERE:

Sorry for the missing issue last week. I spent 6 days sleeping on a sofa in a hospital room while the medical people tried to fix my wife. At first it seemed like a bad kidney/bladder infection, but then things got more complicated and it turned out to be gallbladder problems. Rotten Gallbladder Syndrome or something. So, after 5 days of studying the problem, out came her gallbladder, and home she went the very next day. And is continuing to get better and better. Me, I'm pretty worn out! I also lost 10-pounds in the last week. Stress is bad, nnnkay?

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