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  • How Libertarianism Fails

    07/03/2019 1:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 3, 2019 | Allen Gindler
    Modern libertarianism is founded on ideas of the prevalence of individual rights, privacy, and respect for private property and the absolute negation of coercion and involuntary restrictions toward sovereign individuals. Traditionally, compulsion is associated with the institution of the state, which libertarians consider a necessary evil. However, we should not forget that the emergence of the state logically follows from the libertarian philosophy itself. It recognizes that humans are lawful owners of their bodies and consciousness and varying in their physical and mental abilities. At the same time, all humans are born free and equal before the laws of the...
  • Tucker Carlson's Broadside Against Austrian Economics

    06/07/2019 11:52:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | 06/07/2019 | Jeff Deist
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves of this popular show last night to lambaste Austrian economics and libertarianism, which he views as twin pillars of a failed ideology that doesn't protect American workers and their interests.The GOP, he argues, is in thrall... Fox News host Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves of this popular show last night to lambaste Austrian economics and libertarianism, which he views as twin pillars of a failed ideology that doesn't protect American workers and their interests.The GOP, he argues, is in thrall to free-market corporate interests and esoteric economic theories from dusty...
  • A listing of the different types of Conservatives found in America today.

    06/07/2019 4:40:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 6-7-2019 | Editorial staff
    This is a listing of the various types, and sub-classifications of American conservatism today. As one delves deeper, one can clearly see that modern American conservatism comes in many types, shapes and flavors. There is no “one size fits all” American conservative. Here we discuss 29 different types of American conservative. The key to the success of any Presidential Conservative candidate or President is to be able to unite all these disparate groups under one singular banner. Is it even possible? [1] The members of the “conservative movement.” We start right off, addressing one of the most common themes used...
  • Prostitution Should Stay Illegal Because Consent Is A Garbage Minimum Standard For Goodness

    03/22/2019 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2019 | Nathan Stone
    Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris recently supported legalizing prostitution in an interview she gave to the Root: “But when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that you know, yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed,” she said, meaning that she would still support laws that would punish human trafficking and exploitation of women. Surprisingly—or not—this idea has also been embraced by certain segments on the right, especially among libertarians. Elizabeth Nolan Brown, an associate editor at Reason Magazine and an advocate of the sex trade, said Harris...
  • Part Of The Problem #419 - Pete "Mance" Raymond

    03/21/2019 11:45:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Part of the Problem ^ | 3/21/19 | Dave Smith
    Dave Smith and Robbie The Fire Bernstein bring you the latest in politics! On this episode of Part Of The Problem Dave Smith is joined in studio by Pete "Mance Raider" Raymond, and they discuss the transformation of the left to fascism, and how the american media responded exactly according to the plan of the mosque shooting. The guys also discuss the herd mentality of the left.
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • As the national debt hits $22 trillion, these are the only people trying to cut spending

    02/16/2019 9:02:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2019 | Jack Hunter
    The national debt hit $22 trillion this week. You won’t find many in either major party who think this is a healthy development. But isn’t part of the reason people vote Republican because that party presents itself as fiscally responsible compared to Democrats? For as long as the debt has grown, Republicans have been promising to stop it. Yet, in 1981 the national debt topped $1 trillion after former President Ronald Reagan’s first year. When former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1993, it was more than $4 trillion. His son, former President George W. Bush, would push it...
  • Under The Big Tent-Matt Welch and Tom Woods

    08/09/2018 10:53:50 AM PDT · by OddLane
    Your Welcome ^ | Michael Malice
    On a very special episode of “YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice, libertarians Tom Woods and Matt Welch meet for the first time. Tom Woods is a bestselling author and host of the “The Tom Woods Show” and “Contra Krugman” podcasts. Matt Welch is editor-at-large for Reason magazine. Listen as two men from the two wings of the libertarian movement discuss the issues that have caused so much internecine division over the past decades.
  • How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

    04/16/2018 6:22:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | by James Temple
    Jerry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. He’s president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington, DC, think tank he founded in 2014. He and his colleagues there are trying to build support for the passage of an aggressive federal carbon tax, through discussions with Washington insiders, with a particular focus on Republican legislators and their staff. Lesson one: Pick the right targets Political scientists consistently find that mass opinion doesn’t drive the policy debate, so much as the other way around....
  • "Ten Steps For Achieving A Libertarian Social Order"

    04/02/2018 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Voption · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | October, 2017 | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    "There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order."
  • Duke Historian Trivializes Autism

    02/19/2018 12:51:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 15, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Duke University historian Nancy MacLean, not content to do slap and tickle histories, has gone on to trivialize a malady that afflicts millions. "Nancy MacLean, the Duke University historian who wrote Democracy in Chains, the deeply conspiratorial and much-criticized biography of public choice economist James Buchanan, told an audience in New York last week that Buchanan and other early leaders of the limited-government movement 'seem to be on the autism spectrum,'" Robby Soave reports on Reason.com. "According to MacLean, there is a connection between autism and libertarianism, and that connection is not feeling 'solidarity or empathy,' and having 'kind of...
  • There Still Wasn't a War on Cops in 2017

    12/29/2017 10:33:33 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 20 replies
    REASON ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Ed Krayewski
    Claims by police apologists that a "war on cops" ensued from a reform movement that emerged after the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, has no statistical support. Preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) finds that 128 police officers died in the line of duty in 2017—44 of them were fatally shot. Last year 64 officers were fatally shot. And since 2011, the numbers have largely gone down. In the meantime, police have fatally shot 971 people so far this year—the youngest of them just 6 years old. Last year, 963 people...
  • Why Conservatives Should Celebrate Hugh Hefner

    09/29/2017 10:19:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 29 2017 | by Joel B. Pollak
    He was the kind of person American conservatism seeks to enable — the self-made man; the radical, pajama-clad individual; the author of his own destiny. And he idealized women as women, in a way the left no longer allows.Ironically, when given the choice of going full-throttle into hard-core pornography, and creating the kind of content the market now demanded, or bowing to mainstream traditional standards that shunned nudity on supermarket shelves, Playboy made the more conservative choice. Even in the battle to survive commercially, there were lines Hugh Hefner would not cross. He thus took his place alongside the very...
  • Cato Project: Islam ‘Consistent’ with ‘Libertarian Principles’, ‘Tolerance’, ‘Individualism’

    09/07/2017 7:27:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | September 7, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Libertarianism.org, a project from the Cato Institute, claimed “Islamic teachings are consistent [with] many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights & individualism” in a tweet on Tuesday. In the post linked in the tweet, Libertarianism.org also praised Ibn Khaldun as a libertarian hero, describing him as “the most consistent of the many free-market economists in Islamic history,” despite the fact that Khaldun promoted slavery. “Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated,”...
  • The Libertarianism-to-Fascism Pipeline [NR acid reflux alert]

    08/24/2017 2:20:00 PM PDT · by oblomov · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 24 August 2017 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    n 2002, I got it into my head that I wanted to attend what was then described as the “Old Latin Mass.” I had been reading in the dingy corners of the Internet, which is always dangerous, and these Latin Mass people seemed able to explain some of the gap between the grand ideas I was studying in a medieval-theology class at my college and the worship at most Catholic parishes, which, to me, seemed little different from the Lutheran services I’d seen as a teenager. One Sunday morning I got in my car, and life has never been the...
  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 6:42:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2016
    Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said last week that he hopes the Kentucky legislature won’t consider a transgender-bathroom bill in the upcoming legislative session; according to Bevin, “the last thing we need is more government rules.” He’s absolutely right, and I think it’s worth offering a conservative defense of transgender rights — which ought to be a conservative issue. On the American political spectrum, conservatism is the mind-your-own-business ideology. I know smoking is unhealthy, but I enjoy smoking, and my health is none of your business. I know motorcycles can be dangerous, but I like the wind in my hair; whether...
  • ‘The truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country’

    10/02/2016 7:44:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 28 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the spectacular 2005 film, V for Vendetta, the globalist elite establish a tyrannical government in the United Kingdom after launching a number of false flag terrorist incidents. The libertarian freedom fighter ‘V,’ breaks into the main government communications center in London. After seizing the TV station, V goes on the air and broadcasts to the people of London, in what is probably one of the greatest anti-government scenes in film history. During the broadcast, V states, among many other things, that “the truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country.” The same can be said for the US...
  • Libertarian Author Charles Murray Calls for Pause in Low-Skill Immigration

    09/28/2016 5:50:44 AM PDT · by oblomov · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Neil Munro
    Leading libertarian thinker Charles Murray is now urging a halt to the immigration of lower-skilled workers, because the cutoff of extra labor may persuade employers and political leaders to revive declining communities of lower-skilled Americans. “I have had to undergo a great deal of rethinking on all of this this year… [now] I want to shut down low-skill immigration for a while,” Charles Murray told a D.C. event hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies. “The thing that has gotten to me over this year … has been the very simple idea that the citizens of a nation owe something...
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Presidential Campaign Dragging Libertarianism Through the Mud

    08/29/2016 4:19:10 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | August 28, 2016 | RPI Staff
    Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick, in a Wake Up Call Podcast interview posted on Friday, argues that Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have drug the term “libertarian” through the mud with their advocacy of anti-libertarian positions on matters ranging from their choices for Supreme Court appointments to PATRIOT Act reauthorization to foreign intervention to the use of terror watch lists to outlaw people possessing guns. Dick addresses the Libertarian presidential ticket during an in-depth discussion of his new book, A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government. During Dick’s...
  • On Liberty (Todd Seavey Explains Libertarianism)

    04/12/2016 10:15:19 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    I just hope everyone there – and all of you out in blogland – keep in mind Bryan Caplan’s Ideological Turing Test: Strive to model your opponent’s thinking as human and well-intentioned, not demonic. I always do, even though everyone is stupid.I love the above quote for a number of reasons, not least because, although laced with irony, it gingerly hints at a fundamental ignorance among vast swathes of the population. Not simply of economics, which, admittedly, is a seemingly abstruse, esoteric area of knowledge that routinely confuses even credentialed experts in their chosen field, but of simple cause and...