The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 6 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from Bossel and Kent McManigal
by Tyrone Johnson
In the July 13th, 2014 issue of The Libertarian Enterprise, our intrepid
editor quotes someone named "Tom Kratman" posting at a blog site called "Vox Populi" that
"we're stuck in a self reinforcing cascade of civilizational decay." Are we "stuck" in a
cascade of civilizational decay? Goodness, that sounds very scary. One has visions of being
caught in an avalanche or mud slide, clearly nothing to joke about, although it necessarily
makes one feel there is some sort of slippery slope involved.
In the News
by A.X. Perez
Have been watching the "Breaking News" re: the downing Malaysia
flight #17 (that's not a hashtag). There have been many talking heads speculating
what has happened, the bottom line is that at the time I am writing this (1231 hours,
17 July, 2014) all we know for sure is that the plane is down in the area where the
Ukrainian Government and anti Government pro-Russian rebels are disputing territorial
control. Transparency is advised, lest we continue to stumble towards WW IV.
by C.D. Michel
When the gun control movement's spokesperson admits that their
policies don't offer working solutions to the criminal misuse of firearms, will the
core of the gun control movement soon crumble? If only.
More Misconceptions and Straw Man Arguments
by Sean Gangol
Since I have been addressing the misconceptions and straw man
arguments made by statists on the left, I think it's about time that I respond to
those made by the right. Sometimes I find the logic of the right even more
infuriating. One of the concepts that seem to freak conservatives out the most is
the legalization of drugs. It's not to say that we don't have a few exceptions to
this rule, but for the most part conservatives like to treat the opponents of their
beloved drug prohibition policies as if they had just been committed to a mental institution.
Proxmired: The Sad State of America's Retreat From Space
by Jeff Fullerton
I have long considered myself misfortunate in having missed out on
much of the excitement of the Space Advocacy movement that emerged during the post Apollo
malaise of the 1970s. At a time when many of my childhood dreams inspired by the first
footsteps on the moon and Saturday morning cartoons were being drowned in a torrent of
cultural pessimism. Have often wondered how different things might have been if I had
learned much sooner about concepts like Dandridge Cole's "Islands in Space" and
Gerard K. ONeill's L-5 colonies and solar power satellites. Rather than later from
stumbling across a few books in the school library or articles in issues of Astronomy
Magazine that my aunt used to give me.
Self-Publishing: A Brief Guide for Beginners
by Sean Gabb
Why, you can ask, should I care about self-publishing? Writing as Richard
Blake, I've had six big novels brought out by Hodder & Stoughton. Editorial control is minimal.
The reviews are good. I've been translated into half a dozen languages. Sales more than offset
the publisher's cut. There's money in those books, and prestige. So why self-publishing? The
answer is control. Hodder doesn't mind the libertarian tinge I give my historical fiction.
Everything else I write, though, is very libertarian. British publishers see that as a
niche market with little return. I did find a publisher for my latest novel, The Break.
But the changes demanded were more than I fancied. The book is a post-apocalyptic thriller—no
problems there. The problem is that it's also a brutal satire on our leftist managerial state.
That had to go, I was told, or be toned down. I disagreed. And so, together with my earlier
Churchill Memorandum, it's joined the long list of my other self-published books.
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 7-20-2014
by Neale Osborn
This week, Mama Liberty starts us out right. Although I bet some
of you will (incorrectly) think she's harsh. "Not my problem. I'm sure a lot of people
would consider that a harsh thing to say, but if you'll stay with me a bit you should
easily see that it is the only real answer to the whole "politically correct" thing
sweeping this country and, incidentally, the world."
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 286
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 286 of a weekly cartoon series.