The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 6 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez and Sean Gangol
The Truth About "Immigration"
by Kent McManigal
I just had a revelation. It's so obvious that I'm ashamed at how
slow I was to see it. There is not only no such thing as "illegal immigration"... in
fact, there's no such thing as "immigration" at all! For "immigration" to be a real
thing you'd be claiming that borders and the "tax" farms they surround have legitimacy.
You'd be claiming there is something "above" private property to "immigrate" to.
The Politics of Contraband & The Reptile Smuggler's Blues
by Jeff Fullerton
He's back! That John Tokosh, reptile smuggler of local Pennsylvania
fame is a tenacious fellow. I first heard of him back in the late 1990s when he was busted
by the PA Fish and Boat Commission in a sting operation involving the illegal sale of a bog
turtle from a plain clothes officer in Breezewood, a major interchange on the turnpike in
the south-central part of the the state and a hop skip and a jump from Harrisburg! Talk about
being not so bright—the meeting place itself smelled of a setup—at least in my perception.
Much like the price list I had gotten in my younger days from the Atlanta Wildlife Exchange;
which a few years later turned out to be a front for the US Fish & Wildlife in the infamous
Snake Scam of the 1980s. To this day I lament loosing the price list which had a handwritten
note on it saying they were interested in obtaining Wood & Bog Turtles. I actually thought
about inquiring whether they would consider trading wood turtles for spotted turtles—as I
was a little put off by the going price for spotts in the $35 range. (a real steal in today's market!)
Impunity in the Land of the Armed
by Paul Bonneau
Dan Sanchez does a fine job of refining our understanding of the problem
of power, which in turn will help us learn how to fight it: No, power isn't simply about
the exertion of unjust force. It is about what happens next, after the exertion. Does the
perp generally get away with, or not? Systematically getting away with it—or impunity—is
where power truly lies. And that is what makes agents of the state different from any other
bully. State agents can aggress with reliable impunity because a critical mass of the state's victims
consider the aggression of state agents to be exceptional and legitimate. That is power.
Jon Stewart's 19 Tough Questions for Libertarians
by Sean Gangol
I have wanted to write this article for nearly two years, but I
kept getting distracted with other topics, which seemed more pressing then this one.
Lately I have enjoyed writing articles in response to the misconceptions that statists
have about libertarianism, so I decided to answer Jon Stewart's 19 Toughest Questions
for Libertarians. For those of you who don't know who Jon Stewart is, he is a comedian
who stars in The Daily Show a comedic news show that takes potshots at politicians
(mostly on the right). I can't say that I have ever been overly fond of the show mostly
due to the comedy being weak. Jon Stewart is moderately funny on the show, though I prefer
his old stand up routines. Putting that aside, I remembered that Jon Stewart had made a list
of questions that were supposedly too tough for libertarians to answer.
I've talked about dry fire, and other ways to practice the physical
skills necessary for self defense, especially situational awareness. All of these require
you to use your imagination in a number of ways, but there is a further dimension wherein
the use of your active imagination can help you prepare even better for that situation
you sincerely hope will never happen.
Neale's Gun Rant for 9-21-2014
by Neale Osborn
Well, as is my usual wont, I shall begin this with the words of
Mama Liberty. Those reading this at TLE will see that it is also available there
without following any links. As long as you read it, I don't care where you read it!
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 295
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 295 of a weekly cartoon series.