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"Government was given the run of things after 9-11, and what did we get? Wars, bureaucracy, debt, death, despotism, insecurity, and lots of confusing color-coded warnings from our DC masters that seem only designed to keep us ever-more dependent. Yes, government has behaved exactly as libertarianism predicted it would behave. It has abused the trust of the American people. And yet, at some level, government has benefited in the end. We have lost, they have gained."

For whatever reasons, conservatives are apparently launching a preemptive war on libertarians. Last week we looked at ...

What Is To Be Done?

2012-11-22

Barack Obama won re-election in a decisive electoral victory, leaving conservatives shocked and dismayed. The hand-wringing has begun: ...

The following is a response to this comment here, which reads in part:
OK, well, first, God ...

Another excellent ad from the Gary Johnson campaign.

LIVE FREE of the FED!

Many of us on the American political right are sympathetic to Frank Meyer's "fusionism," but is ...

Thelma & Louise

2012-05-23

A great ad from the Johnson campaign.

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"If you really believe that the direction of the country is suicidal, you ...

There she goes again, upsetting the apple cart. This time Sarah Palin is "advocating the dreadful ...

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Libertarian Political Realism...

Ron Paul's appeal and his early primary success seems to baffle both mainstream pundits and the party-devoted alike. Trying to figure it out, Robert Stacy McCain asks:
How is it, for example, that a 76-year-old with a reedy voice — his appearance and manner not remotely "presidential" by the usual standards of the TV age — is an idol to so many youth?

Neoconservative strategist Karl Rove declared: "A Big Win for Romney in Iowa!" Funny, because during the week's leading up to this year's Iowa Caucus, Establishment surrogates like Rove were busy telling us how much Iowa doesn't matter.

Yet now they want to persuade us that Romney's the nominee because he squeaked by with barely 25% of the vote? And people still take their advice seriously?

Anyway, here's the official 2012 Iowa Caucus Results:

Will Ron Paul win the Iowa caucus? It's starting to look that way.
 
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Divided, We Stand...

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Government and Progress
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It's Rule 5 Monday!

The continued cries for "leadership" coming from both the political left and right in America these days shows just how far we've moved away from being freemen. This is a dangerous habit. Especially because democratic popular elections always give rise to "increasingly bad and dangerous individuals."
Why Bad Men Rule
One of the most widely accepted propositions among political economists is the following: Every monopoly is bad from the viewpoint of consumers. Monopoly is understood in its classical sense to be an exclusive privilege granted to a single producer of a commodity or service, i.e., as the absence of free entry into a particular line of production. In other words, only one agency, A, may produce a given good, x. Any such monopolist is bad for consumers because, shielded from potential new entrants into his area of production, the price of the monopolist's product x will be higher and the quality of x lower than otherwise.

One of the most vital concepts that needs to be addressed in American politics today is, the difference ...

Jim Gourdie of Conservatives on Fire, recently published a post entitled "Seeking Common Ground - A ...

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Why Capitalism Is Worth Defending...