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Last Build Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:55:03 +0000

 



Why [Most Of] You Should Vote Third-Party

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:55:03 +0000

So… People talk about a vote for Gary Johnson being a vote for Hillary (even though some say he poaches more Dems than Reps), and how a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump. I mean, almost nobody is actually excited about voting FOR Trump or FOR Hillary, but they’re scared that a vote for a third party

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Quote of the Day: Honest Debate Edition

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:13:26 +0000

Over at Popehat, Ken White makes the point that gun control advocates should have the balls to say that all firearms should be banned instead of using purposely vague or misleading language (as people on the Left tend to do). Using vague, sometimes Orwellian terms tend to creep into other areas of our private lives I want [gun control] advocates

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Nationalism Vs Patriotism

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 20:22:56 +0000

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States. Americans will celebrate declaring their independence from the British Crown in 1776. Hopefully many will take time to reflect on what their country stands for and what makes it unique in the world. I recommend reflecting on the idea of patriotism itself. What makes patriotism, a generally good thing, different from nationalism,

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Your Ox Will Eventually Be Gored (Re-post)

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:18:11 +0000

It seems logical that every American, regardless of political affiliation/philosophy, race, religion or creed, would be concerned about the revelations concerning domestic spying on the part of the NSA. If the Obama administration can spy on and mistreat the Tea Party and other right wing causes, the next Republican administration could spy on and mistreat Occupy Wall Street and other

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The Bi-Partisan Assault On Liberty Since Orlando

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:44 +0000

Words cannot adequately describe the horrific shooting at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday the 12th that killed 49 and wounded 53. Such unthinkable acts deserve to draw strict scrutiny. When things like this happen, it’s important to bear in mind that we are America, and that we were founded on the bedrock principles of freedom. Further, as Ben Franklin was

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“That Libertarian” Dr. Marc Feldman R.I.P.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:34:16 +0000

I just received the news that Libertarian Party activist Dr. Marc Feldman died earlier today. The LP posted the following press release: 2016 candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president and newly re-elected at-large member of the Libertarian National Committee passed away on Tuesday. The cause of death is not known at the time of this writing. Nicholas Sarwark,

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Katie Couric and Her New Documentary “Under the Gun”

Tue, 31 May 2016 22:09:55 +0000

Katie Couric is taking heat for a misleadingly edited scene in her new gun control documentary called Under the Gun, which is currently airing on the cable channel EPIX. In the scene, Couric asks a group of gun rights supporters how we can prevent “felons or terrorists” from purchasing guns if we fail to perform background checks. In response, her interviewees

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Why I Can’t Take The Libertarian Party Seriously

Thu, 19 May 2016 21:17:14 +0000

With the almost inevitable nominations of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to lead their respective parties, there is a heavy push for an option for the Presidency that gives voters a more palatable option. This kind of push is hardly unprecedented – it seems to come up every election cycle, and started in earnest in 2012 when the “Anyone But

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Why Trump’s Message Resonates With Working-Class Voters

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:00:49 +0000

This is the tl;dr version of my contribution to the TLP Round Table on Donald Trump’s rise to the status of presumptive Republican nominee. Various motivations for Trump’s popularity have been posited over the course of the election cycle. Tribalism and xenophobia. Social order authoritarianism. Anger at the establishment. Anti-PC backlash. A yen for creative destruction. I even have some

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Yes, Donald Trump Would Be A Disaster On Foreign Policy, Too

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:31:50 +0000

We’ve spilled a lot of pixels in this space talking about Donald Trump’s horrific policies, even more horrific character, and how his views are antiethical to America or how we are as a country. Much of that is correct, but what many people – here and in other places, both on the left and the right – focus on his

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Should Libertarians Worry About Political Refugees Seeking Asylum in the LP?

Thu, 12 May 2016 18:51:05 +0000

With the primary phase of the 2016 campaign coming to an end, there’s little doubt that many rank and file Republicans and Democrats are not very pleased with their party’s presumptive nominee. For Republicans who actually care about principle, Donald Trump is a non-starter. Many if not most will ultimately decide to vote for him anyway because of the idea

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TLP Roundtable – Contributors React to Trump as the GOP Presumptive Nominee

Mon, 09 May 2016 18:53:10 +0000

Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party. Needless to say, the TLP contributors have a great deal written on this development. Go ahead and take a study break from your Trump University homework or your Trump Magazine and pour yourself a glass of Trump Vodka to go with your Trump Steak. Or maybe you are reading this

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Hey There Republicans Fleeing Trump, Welcome to the Party

Sun, 08 May 2016 04:04:10 +0000

To disaffected Republicans coming to the Libertarian party… or to libertarianism and libertarians in general… First…Welcome friends… We’re really glad to have you here, and we’re looking forward to working with you, to get through this crazy time… Oh and #NeverTrump… Heck, most of us were frankly wondering what took y’all so long to jump ship… the way things have

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It’s Time To Double Tap The Republican Party And Build Its Replacement

Sun, 08 May 2016 02:15:48 +0000

The Republican Party primary voters did it. They nominated Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. I predicted as far back as August 2015 that Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party and it appears he has. Trump is the choice of it seems Republican voters. His numerous racist and xenophobic statements and positions and his hostility to the Constitutional limits

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Kevin Boyd Asked if the #NeverTrump Crowd Might Come Around

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:31:10 +0000

This was my response. I do not like that Donald Trump. I could not, would not like that chump. I would not vote him here or there, I would not vote him anywhere. I would not vote him then or now. I would not vote him anyhow. I do not like his orange spray tan. I do not like his

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