Category Archives: Liberty

The Liberty-Stealing Commerce Clause

We found the above interview to be telling. The constitution was initially designed to protect individual freedoms — your innate (God Given, many argue) right to your body, the fruits your labor (e.g., you’re not a slave in any portion … Continue reading

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Able Bodied Workers Choose Jobless Pay over Real Jobs

Republicans and democrats always like focus on a small part of the results of their costly government programs. They always dress up the benefits without ever looking at the real costs. Take jobless benefits, for example. Both parties are quick … Continue reading

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Here’s Your War on Drugs at Work…

The Libertarian Party is not a fan of many of the drug war laws in the United States, believing that they create too many criminals out of otherwise consenting adults.  Not that we condone the use of drugs (or the … Continue reading

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ObamEnomics

Contrary to popular belief, ObamEnomics are not all that different from George Bush’s: Pandering to Big Banking still rules the roost, while legislation proposed does nothing to deal with the real problem — The Big Banks will still have their … Continue reading

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Warm and Fuzzy Tax Collection

This should make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Problem with such efforts is what it implies: the government sees fit to know every little detail about you, tax scofflaw or not. Perhaps if people actually felt the taxes they … Continue reading

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Left vs. Right Political Spectrum: Inadequate and Misleading

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Is the Tea Party Co-Opted by “Better Run Big Government” Types?

Libertarians are for freedom — your right to your own life and labor, and the fruits thereof. These do not belong to the majority of this or that election, some politician catering to special interest, etc. Here’s a good interview … Continue reading

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LTE: Unfair to victims

While supporters and opponents of self-defense rights squabble with the court over the legal standing to challenge the criminalization of not reporting firearm theft (“NRA Loses Gun Law Battle,” July 22), few recognize the absurdity of what this ordinance really … Continue reading

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Republicans anti-Democracy When it Comes to 3rd Party Choice

From the Campaign of Libertarian Candidate for President, Bob Barr: August 25, 2008 6:32 pm EST Atlanta, GA – Bob Barr’s presidential campaign has recently learned of an action by the McCain campaign and the Pennsylvania Republican Party to have … Continue reading

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Patriotism: The last refuge of the scoundrel

Extraordinary Power and Privacy Grab. That’s exactly what the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) is.  FISA empowers the government to spy on U.S. citizens communications — their emails, phone calls, etc. As Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, notes in the … Continue reading

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