The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 7 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from Kristophr, A.X. Perez, and Sean Gabb
Socialism Is Forever
by L. Neil Smith
A few years ago, the great libertarian artist Scott Bieser and I
collaborated on the design for an ideological poster that hasn't received even a
single percentage of the attention it actually deserves.
by Jim Davidson
The Libertarian Party is the third oldest (founded 1971) and
third largest major political party in the United States. This year its presidential
candidate is likely to be found on the ballot of all fifty states. The Libertarian
Party has a tiny number of county level, active, party groups and, therefore, is
unable to make any meaningful guarantees to its members or the voting public at
large that votes cast for Libertarian candidates will be counted.
Norseman's Diaries Part I
The Return of Franklin & Revenge of the Vortex
by Jeff Fullerton
Been an interesting two weeks on my little spread in Greater
Appalachia that is my refuge. Was not sure where to begin between the the crazy
weather that goes back and forth between summer like warmth and chilly days more
typical of early spring and a spectacular late spring flower show and other other
good things that happen in spite. Lots of things blooming; from irises to wild
azaleas and Ladyslipper orchids and I have been trying to get the remainder of
my turtle flocks outside on a permanent basis in lieu of global warming that is
not happening regardless of what authorities claim. And a few belly laughs along the way.
A Short Article About Short Stories
by L. Neil Smith
I don't write very many short stories. It helps to minimize the
annual rejection letters. In 1967, after having my first two stories ("Payment in
Gold" and "Retaliatory Force", featuring trouble-shooter Kimberly Bright and my
prediction of .40 caliber pistols, both long lost to a flood) rejected by every SF
magazine then in existence, I resolved only to write stories when I was invited to.
Here is a list, as nearly as I can recall, of the LNS stories that have been
published. Most of them are very short, but I think you'll you'll like them.
If you haven't read/voted go read
What Shall I Write Next?
by L. Neil Smith. (The unwritten short story mentioned in his article in this
issue has been added to the list.)
I was reading John Wyndham's The Kraken Wakes (one
of the best "Alien Invasion" stories), and I came across
"Doesn't it sometimes strike you as odd that all our
governments who loudly claim to rule by the will of
the people are willing to run almost any risk rather
than let their people have arms? Isn't it almost a
principle that a people should not be allowed to
defend itself, but should be forced to defend its
Government? The only people I know who are trusted
by their Government are the Swiss...."
And a few pages later:
"...at times I get sick of putting up with all the
shams and the humbug, and pretending that the lies
aren't lies, and the propaganda isn't propaganda,
and the dirt isn't dirt. I'll get over it again.
Don't you sometimes wish that you had been born
into the Age of Reason, instead of into the Age
of the Ostensible Reason? I think that they are
going to let thousands of people be killed by
these horrible things rather than risk giving
them powerful enough weapons to defend themselves.
And they'll have rows of arguments why it is best
so. What do a few thousands, or a few millions of
people matter? Women will just go on making the
loss good. But Governments are important—one
mustn't risk them."
The Kraken Wakes
Yes. The Department of Homeland Security is not in
the least interested in your security or mine, it
is all about The Master's security. For example.
You can think of many other examples, I'm sure.
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Humor, Snark, Truth, Thoughts That Might Be Different Than
Yours, Ideas You Never Thought Of, Things You Never Heard
Of, and so on.
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