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  • John Midas‘s article Want to win? Vote socialism has a new comment 43 minutes ago

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    In her magnum opus Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand is revealing an idea on how to fight tyranny that very few libertarians and an-caps understand. The way to effectively fight tyranny is not by resisting it, but by [Read story]

  • Ken Jons-un posted an update in the group Liberty.Meme 1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    Sorry if the language offends anyone but maybe police should be polite. Innocent until proven guilty after all so everyone should be treated nicer.

  • Mike Reid posted an update 1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    My 2yo daughter and I have recently been reading a story that involves a duck-billed dinosaur. My daughter woke up this morning in terror and tears, screaming
    “There’s a dinosaur in my room! It goes quack quack quack ROAR!”

    • “I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” John Lennon

  • Sheldon Richman‘s article TGIF: Patience and Empathy: Keys to Presenting the Freedom Philosophy has a new comment 1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    It goes without saying — I hope — that we libertarians should be patient and empathetic when we talk political economy with nonlibertarians. Patience and empathy are generally virtues, of course, but [Read story]

    • Beautiful and true!

    • Bravo, Sheldon!

    • “Order without a conscious creator of order? It’s counterintuitive.”
      Not to anyone who has studied biological evolution or cosmology.

    • I found this helpful and quite inspiring. I had just returned from a dinner conversation where I attempted to explain the Rothbardian vision of free market security and protection replacing the police state. I did not do a very good or persuasive job. The other party took a Hobbesian “war of all against all” approach. I grew frustrated, and once…[Read more]

    • @hunterhastings It’s so, so hard to stay cool when I’m trying to get to conversion. I tend to stay in mutual-learning “conversation” mode and work around to my political persuasion only gently.

    • Great article and reminder about setting an example. Civility is such an important component of our relationships with those who disagree with us, challenging as that may be. I admire the attempts to stay cool in the face of shallow arguments.

      Something I once said to a friend when he gave me the standard smug “that will never work” dismissal…[Read more]

    • Thanks, Sheldon, I needed that. I’m way too inclined to go for the throat, and a strangled libertarian doesn’t make for a helpful companion.

  • Mike Reid posted an update 1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    Recent studies by the amazing Nate Silver of 538 indicate that ~10% of the entire US adult population calls themselves libertarian, but that number jumps to ~20% when you consider only millennials. That looks like upward momentum to me!
    Keep it up, liberty lovers!

    [Read more]

  • Jimmy Riedelsperger posted an update 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    For those blinded to FREEDOM!

  • Eric Reynolds‘s article The Folly of Describing A Free Society has a new comment 1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    Defending freedom often involves responding to the claim that without enforced rules, a negative scenario will unfold. It might be the classic “war of all against all” or some form of “the strong will kill [Read story]

    • Freedom only comes when people desire it. And even than people think being free means living under systems where their uncertainty is controlled, whether by the State, Church, or other social institutions. Perhaps freedom is a psychological problem, where different individuals depending on their personality traits or types have different notions…[Read more]

    • That’s an interesting perspective. If people have different definitions of freedom, it’s no surprise that many conversations can go in circles. Perhaps if were in a conversation with someone we should start by saying “what do you mean by freedom?” Term definitions are of fundamental importance in any philosophy. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    This was one of my mother’s favorite songs, even though she was an Italian girl from New Jersey (she belonged to a group called De Colores at church). Her younger sister Raphaela (Aunt Raye) is being buried today, at age 93, so in her memory . . .

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    On Apr. 5, Rolling Stone issued a retraction of an article called “A Rape on Campus” written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely that was featured online and in the print magazine in November. The article alleged that members [Read story]

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    It’s a scary time to be a sovereign citizen.

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    my first mix, enjoy 8-) https://hearthis.at/av/rebel-dance/

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  • Kirsten Tynan published a new article, How Prosecutors Manipulate Verdicts with Jury Instructions, on the site Amicus Iustitiae 2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    The trial of a San Antonio juvenile has been interrupted by an emergency stay just short of closing arguments, as the prosecutor and defense attorney take their dispute over jury instructions to an appeals court. [Read story]

  • Antiwar.com published a new article, Missouri National Guard Labeled Civilian Protesters ‘Enemy Forces’, on the site antiwardotcom 2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    National Guard Defends Language as ‘Generic’
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  • John Midas‘s article Enemy of liberty: Peter Shiff has a new comment 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

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    Peter Shiff has been trying to use the political process to get the government back to the constitution and to limit it’s spending.
    Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine what happens if the policies and [Read story]

    • “According to Peter and austrian economics, what would happen after that? There would be a massive depression, much more severe than 1930s depression, because this bubble has been building since about 1971. ”

      I don’t think this is correct. The problem with depressions and recessions is generally what the government does to meddle in a vain…[Read more]

    • The .gov has been meddling for too long. The patient; the economy, is almost dead. If we at this point get libertarian ideas in politics, the real state of the economy will be revealed, and libertarians will be blamed.

    • “If we at this point get libertarian ideas in politics, the real state of the economy will be revealed, and libertarians will be blamed.”

      Interesting point. Superficial libertarianism has already been introduced in the political sphere and we always hear about how “privatization” and extreme “capitalism” has made things worse off.

    • Please note that despite Peter’s ” FLIRTATION” with republican politics, describing him as an enemy of liberty is ill considered. Peter is a competitor, and a friend. He preaches about liberty every day, to an audience that frequently exceeds 50,000 people. While his message is futile to many, it is heard, and is persuasive to many.
      Welcome those…[Read more]

    • 50 000 lulled into taking no action, hoping that all of a sudden, after 250 years of regress, next election things will change for the better. As an investor, you know never to fight a 250 year old trend.

    • Hey Rick….good comment and reasoning, but I really don’t have much faith in Peter at all. I know people invested with his firm that have shown me 20% losses or more over last 3 years. You get on the webinars with Peter and he talks a good talk, he is a good speaker, no doubt but results are not there. I would say ignore Peter and stick to those…[Read more]

    • I think you are correct. I agree completely with the sentiment and I think you bring up a great point regarding who the people would blame in the circumstances that would come if the state was disbanded today by a libertarian. People would of course blame the current administration for the failures of previous ones.

      The bottom line is that the…[Read more]

    • One thing to consider: How is Schiff (or insert any other name) going to get in the white house without great approval of his views by a majority of voters? If word got out that candidate X is going to cull ABC&D then all the fans of ABC&D are going to crawl out of the woodwork and vate against X. And as a senator no one really gets much done.
      [Read more]

    • Peter Schiff sometimes holds questionable positions. He is not totally sound on foreign policy, he is defending police brutality and I even have seen him denouncing anarchist as too radical. But please, he is not an enemy of liberty. He is extremely sound on economics and is putting a lot of energy and resources into promoting freedom. I think he…[Read more]

    • Oh, yikes! He’s suppose to be on my podcast this weekend. Hmmm.

    • @marchella Use the opportunity!

    • @marchella He is an extremely knowledgeable man and through his work, he has opened the door to liberty for many people. Your very lucky to have him on your podcast and im looking forward to listening to it!

    • @marchella, as it was just “Tax Day” you might ask him about his father Irwin, who has spent many years in prison for being a tax protestor.

    • I think it will be fun, I appreciated how he went down to Occupy addressing the folks down there, trying to get them to see capitalism as a good thing. @tomwallace

    • Thanks David, I was going to ask about Irwin, his girlfriend/fiance follows me on twitter, I wish I could remember her name but we discussed him, but yes, good angle. Did you ever read his book? @davidmontgomery

    • I think he still is being held hostage by the tax gangs minions

    • @marchella link to your podcast?

    • @marchella Nope, I never read his book. Looking forward to the podcast!

    • @marchella
      Peter can be very useful in expanding your voice and reach. He has tens of thousands of ardent followers, and he deserves them. He addresses them every day.
      He is bombastic, talking over people whom he disagrees with, and he is a master at using yoir question as a platform for his statement. Be patient, circle back calmly to get him to…[Read more]

    • @marchella That’s awesome! Enjoy the opportunity to reach Schiff’s audience!

    • Bombastic is the perfect word, I can see why he’s had to be, they barely give him enough time on CNBC or misconstrue his words, at least what it seems to me. Should be fun as I like to talking to gold bugs. @rrule

    • Thanks! @mikereid

    • Peter would never win a presidency campaing, people don’t like to hear the raw truth.

      As Depeche Mode sings in the song “Should Be Higher”
      “Your lies are more attractive
      Than the truth”

      So that it is good that his ideas are known to a greater public than you would get only with blogs like this one.

      If a colapse comes then people might…[Read more]

    • Competition for the microphone is fierce. Competition for the truth is nil.

    • I largely agree with you, but we shouldn’t take “get out” too literally. Totalitarian states cover the Earth, and we can’t escape easily their borders. Maybe seasteading is an option, but I doubt that a seastead will be much more immune to domination by some established state or states than an intentional community within the borders of a state.…[Read more]

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