If you paid any attention to the recent wave of political primaries, you observed a small number of Libertarian candidates winning Republican primaries, due to the new-found alliance between the fledgling Tea Party and the Libertarian movement. Increasing numbers of people within the Tea Party movement have come to identify themselves as Libertarians, and are voting for Libertarian candidates. Many of these people are only just now realizing…that they may not know what Libertarianism REALLY is.. Once Rand Paul won the Republican primary in Kentucky, he made a number of very public statements in DIRECT violation of the Libertarians unwritten code of conduct. These rules are simple:. 1 - Do not talk about specific Libertarian policies. 2 - Do NOT talk about specific Libertarian policies. You see, Libertarian concepts sound wonderful, when considered in the philosophical abstract. Here are some examples:. Strict Constitutionality: The government has ONLY the powers enumerated in the ...
Posted on 10/09/2005 3:00:11 PM PDT by ct235. LISTEN, Libertarian! By Tim Condon October 9, 2005 Libertarians are such losers. I know, this is not a way to endear myself to them, even when my best friends are all libertarian or near-libertarian. But success is staring them in the face, and a significant proportion of them deploy massive brainpower and argument to make sure that nothing ever gets better. Its incredible. LISTEN, libertarian! Its over 30 years later, and were still hearing endless platitudes that keep us from gaining political power in the service of individual freedom. All we need to do is a better job at selling our product! the activists say. But weve been trying to sell our product for decades, and the people of America arent buying. All we need to do is a better job of educating people about what we stand for! say the activists. But after 30 years of libertarian presidential candidates and campaigns, the voters are more than aware of what we stand for. We are caught ...
More than half of libertarians say government regulation of business does more harm than good (56 percent vs. 47 percent). However, four-in-ten libertarians say that government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest (41 percent).. More than half say government aid to the poor does more harm than good by making people too dependent on government assistance (57 percent vs. 48 percent), while almost four-in-ten (38 percent) say government aid does more good than harm because people cant get out of poverty until their basic needs are met.. Libertarians are more supportive of legalizing marijuana than the public overall (65 percent vs. 54 percent). But they are also more likely than the general public to favor allowing the police to stop and search anyone who fits the general description of a crime suspect (42 percent of libertarians, 41 percent of the public) and to think it is best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs (43 percent of ...
I think you have to go on the assumption that the majority of Libertarian votes would go to a Republican candidate if the Libertarian candidate was not on the ballot, said Dick Wadhams, a political strategist and former state GOP chairman. I think history would dictate that.. I think in a race as close as this one, clearly that Libertarian candidate affected the outcome and handed it to a Democrat.. There were Libertarian candidates in 40 state House races and 12 in state Senate races, but the Hudak-Sias matchup was the only contest in which Libertarian votes arguably changed the outcome.. There were also American Constitution Party candidates in two Senate races and eight House contests, and two House races with unaffiliated candidates. But the margins of victory for the winners in those races were large enough that the involvement of third-party candidates had no effect on the outcome.. Tim Hoover: 303-954-1626, [email protected] or twitter.com/timhoover ...
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And we should - then every community in the country could then start doing major weapon sweeps and then destroying the weapons, not selling them.. When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans …And so a lot of people say theres too much personal freedom. When personal freedoms being abused, you have to move to limit it. Thats what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how were going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities. - MTVs Enough is Enough!, 22 March, 1994. We cant be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans… - USA Today, 11 March, 1993, pg. 2A. If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the governments ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees. - 12 August, 1993. You ...
Levy therefore argues that libertarians and liberals can find common ground in opposing a variety of government interventions that restrict liberty in order to benefit the non-poor, often at the expense of the disadvantaged. I am sympathetic to Levys argument and have made similar points myself (e.g. - here and here). The problem is that the vast majority of liberals do not agree; most of them support a wide range of government interventions that are intended to benefit groups other than the poor, sometimes even at the expense of the latter. Thats one of the reasons why Brink Lindseys original 2006 proposal for a liberaltarian alliance found few if any takers on the left, even though it was based on much the same premises as Levys (libertarians agreeing to accept a welfare state that benefits the poor in exchange for liberals joining libertarians in opposing a wide range of other interventionist policies). This state of affairs could change if liberal thought moves in a more pro-market ...
My dear friend Don Quixote retired with his beloved to warmer climes. I miss him a great deal. I especially miss our lunches together. We still talk on the phone, but its not the same as the wandering conversations we had about politics, morals, philosophy, law, Dancing With The Stars, computer games, and whatever else seemed interesting on a given day. One of our most memorable conversations was about governments role in morality. Don Quixote is more of a libertarian than I am, although I consider myself fairly libertarian. I dont remember the details of the conversation, but my takeaway was that government legislation should not be hostile to traditional morality, but its not responsible for morality either. Citizens are responsible for morality, through peer pressure and, yes, shame.. I still believe that today, so I was very gratified to read Nick Gillespies post about libertarians and morality. What prompted Gillespies post was a New York Times piece, by Richard Reeves, a liberal ...
Some may say, and you call yourself a libertarian. But I have decided I can be a kind of statist, big government, expansive regulation, high taxing, low investing, industrial policy, aggressive PC enforcing sort of libertarian. If you look at libertarians for Obama, I would hardly be the first. Besides, I never listen to Rush anymore and Fox I could even do without. I have hundreds of books in my library I have yet to read, and this would give me the chance. All that conflict in the media is a huge time suck anyway. ...
Why are there various tendencies in anarchism? Because of the diversity of temperaments. And it seems logical that individuals imbued with anarchist-communist principles would not accept the scientific part contained in those very principles when it is revealed in a manner contrary to their particular way of life, to their temperament, and as one cannot transform a temperament - assuming the thing possible at all - from one day to the next, we must accept them among the people of elevated conceptions; and since they stray from anarchist-communist principles by setting aside science somewhat - a good amount, at least - and as they are not totally anarchist, as their anarchism finds itself slightly modified, they will thus be libertarians (a term designating the moderate anarchist), but anti-scientific libertarians. In this case, Libertarian Naturism has its well indicated place in the anarchist movement.. H. Z.. ...
If you paid any attention to the recent wave of political primaries, you observed a small number of Libertarian candidates winning Republican primaries, due to the new-found alliance between the fledgling Tea Party and the Libertarian movement. Increasing numbers of people within the Tea Party movement have come to identify themselves as Libertarians, and are voting for Libertarian candidates. Many of these people are only just now realizing…that they may not know what Libertarianism REALLY is.. Once Rand Paul won the Republican primary in Kentucky, he made a number of very public statements in DIRECT violation of the Libertarians unwritten code of conduct. These rules are simple:. 1 - Do not talk about specific Libertarian policies. 2 - Do NOT talk about specific Libertarian policies. You see, Libertarian concepts sound wonderful, when considered in the philosophical abstract. Here are some examples:. Strict Constitutionality: The government has ONLY the powers enumerated in the ...
RSA USA We all know the vast majority of Internet-of-Things devices havent anything more than a fig leaf for protection. Now the unlikeliest of folks are calling for rules to improve IoT security: libertarians.. In a session today at the RSA infosec conference in San Francisco, Olaf Kolkman, the Internet Societys chief internet technology officer, and Bruce Schneier, IBM Resilients CTO and the bloke who literally wrote the book on cryptography, found themselves in an unlikely alliance on the matter of IoT security.. Essentially, Kolkman has called for strict industry requirements to bring IoT defenses up to scratch. Schneier, an anti-regulation libertarian, agrees, yes, its time to draw up rules for internet-connected gadgets.. A lot of us have been libertarian for years and dont want regulation, but that wont be an option when the internet crashes into the real world and people get killed, Schneier said. You cant talk about regulation versus no regulation - that ship has sailed. Now ...
The Libertarian National Committee. The Libertarian Party calls on the Republicans and Democrats to become aware of the tremendous changes Americans are dealing with in their lives, and to make a similar change in the way Congress operates.. Firstly, it is critical that Congress allow remote voting immediately. In the absence of a functioning congress, the Executive branch has too much power. With members of both the House and Senate stricken, the need is urgent and logical. There are no technical issues that could not be overcome.. Secondly, Congress must put aside its constant game of position and opposition and recognize when they put things into bills that their opponents cannot live with, that they are hurting the American people. Of course as Libertarians wed prefer Congress stimulate the economy by removing regulations. Wed prefer Americans be given more money by telling them theres no income tax this year. And wed prefer the government completely get out of the process of handling ...
Juan & Pablo, Solidaridad (J/P): Solidarity, formerly called Solidarity, Libertarian Communist Federation, was born from a political process called Libertarian Communist Congress, which took place between the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2016. This process consisted of a regrouping of libertarian communist currents in Chile after a deep political crisis that we experienced between 2011 and 2013. It was an extremely rich period of experiences-a moment in which the working class carried out intense activity through different social movements, in student conflicts, socio-environmental conflicts, and, to a certain extent, trade unions.. Although in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, anarchism was the main political current within the working class in Chile and across much of the world, this influence was already lost by the 1930s, remaining a marginal current throughout half of the twentieth century, except for some exceptional moments such as the general strike of 1956. ...
I ve long criticized many of Pauls idiosyncratic positions as kooky. As far back as August I approvingly quoted Brian Doherty on Paul: BD) Pauls concern with immigration is of a piece with his right-populist strains, an obsession with sovereignty that feeds his fevered opposition to international trade pacts and the UN. Combined with his strong emphasis on trash-talking the Federal Reserve and advocating a return to gold, its the sort of thing that strikes many other libertarians as, if not inherently unlibertarian, sort of cranky and kooky, and that led me to note to The New Republic that many libertarians (though not me) think of Paul as a bit of a yokel. (BD ...
Why dont libertarians win elections? Simple. Most people dont want the things that libertarians promise. They dont believe in the things that libertarians believe in. So the question is why libertarians bother to run campaigns.. This has been a question Ive heard debated ever since I became a libertarian 20 years ago. It always seemed like a contradiction to me. When I was active in the Libertarian Party, it felt as though we werent clear on what we were doing. Were we trying to win elections? Or were we just trying to educate people?. Every libertarian campaign suffers from the same confusion. Some people try to talk themselves into believing the candidate can win, but more realistic people understand its not going to happen. Those people tell themselves that the campaign is worth it anyway, because theyre educating people and spreading the message of liberty.. Both groups are lying to themselves, but they dont realize it. If they read what Im saying here, they will be certain that ...
With Bryans last post, I think he conceded that its not a principled argument that is being made. From a principled standpoint, I think all Libertarians would basically agree that open immigration is more libertarian. Whats being debated now is how should you determine when a Libertarian should/can adopt illiberal/statist positions on pragmatic grounds. Libertarians opposed to open immigration dont take that stand because they are anti-immigrant, they take that stand because they think it maximizes their ability to enjoy and protect what liberty remains in the U.S. for them and their friends and family. If we lived in a society where most people did not view govt as a weapon to be used to enforce their will on other people, this wouldnt be an issue. But since thats not the society we live in, the question is when is it ok for libertarians to take statist, illiberal positions to protect their own liberty. They didnt create the current political system, so while it would immoral to simply ...
Over the weekend, my good friend Pete Boettke wondered why it was necessary for us to call ourselves Bleeding Heart Libertarians when the whole history of classical liberalism (from Smith forward) is full of thinkers who clearly cared about, for example, the condition of the least well-off. My response was that yes, that might be true, but most observers of libertarianism dont know that, and too many true believers talk about libertarianism as if its all about self-interest to the exclusion of other values. In response, Pete gave me the same eyeroll hes been giving me for more than 25 years.. As if on cue, we get Jeff Sachs writing about libertarianism this weekend and saying:. Yet the error of libertarianism lies not in championing liberty, but in championing liberty to the exclusion of all other values. Libertarians hold that individual liberty should never be sacrificed in the pursuit of other values or causes. Compassion, justice, civic responsibility, honesty, decency, humility, ...
The rankings by a Virginia think tank are based on economic, social, and personal freedoms of Americans - and include taxes, government spending and regulations.
Q: Do you still believe that the financial industry needs no regulation because markets are inherently stable and always act rationally?. A: The free market is the most stable and fair system. Government intervention and manipulation of interest rates are at the heart of the whole mess we are currently in. Government intervention causes unintended negative consequences. Artificially low interest rates help out special interest and elites, not the common person, all the while creating malinvestment and booms and busts in our economy.. Q: Do you think people who relate more to the libertarian ideals of the Republican Party have a role to play in the Republican Party of the moment, and do you see a role for them in the coming (hopeful) rebuilding of the Republican Party? A: I certainly hope so. The Republican Party has traditionally been the party of liberty and limited government. Republicans like Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan had very libertarian qualities. If the G.O.P. gets ...
Its not easy being a libertarian. I am not looking for sympathy when I say that. I just mean to point out that rejecting the conventional wisdom on virtually (do I really need this adverb?) every political question, current and historical, can be wearying. Life could be so much simpler if it were otherwise. No doubt about that. I really dont like conflict, especially when it can quickly turn personal, as it so often does. (I embrace the advice that one can disagree without being disagreeable.) But for a libertarian, disagreement with most people is not an option. We cant help it.. Strictly speaking, reason doesnt permit us to choose our beliefs. If you follow the steps of an algebraic problem and see why X=4, do you have a choice about whether to believe that X=4? Of course not. To see the validity of the steps that yield the solution X=4 is to believe that X=4. Belief is not a separate step.. If you grasp that an inference logically follows from factual premises and self-evident axioms, can ...
Some critics on the left enjoy faulting libertarians for believing that property is a bulwark against aggression. To the libertarian argument that violations of property -- including trespasses on land -- constitute aggression, these critics respond that property ownership itself is aggression because it limits the freedom of others. Of…
Chairman, Libertarian National Campaign Committee. Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party (Libertarian National Committee) 2010-12. Past State Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, 2000-07. Member of Libertarian National Committee, 2001-06, 2010-12. Chairman of the Indiana Public Defender Commission, appointed as a Libertarian to the commission in May 2007 by Republican Governor Daniels. Shareholder in the law firm Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C ...
Some libertarians confuse the non-aggression principle (NAP) with the harm principle. Its not that hard to see why; aggression can cause harm.
A project in rural Norway, Liberstad, aims to create a private, tax-free city for libertarians who respect the non-aggression principle and private property rights. Holding a presale now, the projects organizers accept bitcoin for land and plan to make it the citys primary currency. Bitcoin.com talked to John Holmesland, the general manager of the company The post Libertarian City Liberstad in Norway is Moving Forward Using Bitcoin as Primary Currency appeared first on Bitcoin News.
In the 1980 presidential contest, the Libertarian Party gained ballot access in all 50 States, Washington, D.C., and Guam, the first time a third party accomplished this since the Socialist Party in 1916 (when there were only 48 States and the District of Columbia did not get to vote for president). The ticket of Ed Clark and David H. Koch spent several million dollars on this political campaign and earned more than one percent of the popular vote with almost one million votes. On December 29, 1981, the first widely reported successful election in the continental United States of a Libertarian Party candidate in a partisan race occurred as Richard P. Siano, a Boeing 707 pilot for Trans World Airlines, running against both a Republican and a Democrat, was elected to the office of Kingwood Township Committeeman in western Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His election resulted from the special election held on December 29, 1981 to break a tie vote in the general election between him and the Democratic ...
moving in peacefully to affect voting outcomes] Thats close enough to invasion for me. Suit yourself. The term sure has lost 99.999% of its bite since the days of the Mongol Hordes.... If you look at the link provided above, the goals are to do all sorts of libertarian things, all of which require a strong majority. Which is pretty much taking over, nest pas? Well I should explain. Certainly I agree that their goal is overt and it is to affect the body politic of some state by concentrating their votes so that their votes will be significant. Duh. A big reason I object to a characterization of this as taking over is because nobody can take over anything in the United States. We have limited government here. If the libertarians or anyone else really were taking over some state or part of a state, it would be cause to send in the troops, IMHO. Whatever libertarian things they intend to do, will by definition have to be things that are already within the power of NH state ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Green Party and Libertarian Party File Joint Lawsuit Fighting Ballot Access Restrictions. Albany, New York, July 28, 2020 - The Green Party of New York (GPNY) and the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) filed a Federal lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York to invalidate restrictive ballot access provisions passed as a rider to the FY2021 State Budget.. Since 1936, minor political parties in New York have been required to obtain 50,000 votes for their gubernatorial candidate every four years in order to achieve and maintain ballot status. The GPNY achieved ballot status in 2010, and has since maintained it, while the LPNY achieved ballot status in 2018.. In an act of blatant political retribution against the Working Families Party (WFP), Governor Cuomos hand-picked Public Campaign Finance Commission, led by state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs, recommended in December 2019 that not only should the requirement to achieve and maintain ballot access be ...
However, in the context of becoming politically relevant and herding these cats, recent history - at least in terms of pragmatism - is not encouraging. We have succumbed to the modern cultural equivalent of Instant Gratification. Ron Paul for President . . . I could go for that personally, but from a pragmatic and realistic standpoint, it aint gonna happen! To get that bloc of 12-14 in the House (and a lesser number in the Senate) we need to identify those with truly libertarian views at the (House) district level and in perhaps one or two states, support them financially (think Koch brothers, Tea Party Express, etc.), and ELECT them. For the immediate future, these candidates would no doubt have to run as conservative Republicans (a la Ron Paul, and Rand in the KY Senate race), and when we achieve a handful in the House and Senate, they could remain a member of the Republican causcus, but also form a small L libertarian caucus (similar to the Black caucus in the Democrat party). In a ...
TUCSON SENTINEL) Tucsonan David F. Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party, died Sunday just two days before his 67th birthday.. Nolan, influenced by the works of Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein, helped found the Libertarian Party in 1971, following President Richard Nixons implementation of wage and price controls.. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. ...
It is difficult to not agree with Caseys pessimistic take. That said, there are two points I want to make that hint at a possible chance (maybe 10%) that we come out on the other side of current madness relatively unharmed and with more liberty.. The first point is that Austrian school economists know full well that the world is very complex so it is very difficult to predict the future with anything close to a complete degree of accuracy, so there is the possibility that there will come a twist where the direction changes toward liberty. I admit this is a very thin reed of hope, all the visible facts point to big-time trouble ahead.. The second point is that I fully believe a concerted effort to advance liberty is possible and that it could be successful. But it would have to be a well-thought-out plan.. As for the details of a campaign to bring back liberty, it really does not make sense to detail the program in a public forum like this.. Suffice to say, in one sense, it is not as daunting as ...
The Future of Freedom Foundation was founded in 1989 by FFF president Jacob Hornberger with the aim of establishing an educational foundation that would advance an uncompromising case for libertarianism in the context of both foreign and domestic policy. The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.. ...
Since the argument presented by the libertarian conforms to the rules of logic, the listener will evaluate the validity of the argument based upon the degree to which the image of tax collector corresponds to the image of thief in the listeners mind. If the listeners mental images for thief and tax collector are too far apart, the listener may conclude that the libertarian is attempting to stretch the definition of the word theft beyond its appropriate boundaries, and as a consequence may reject the argument entirely.. This is more than a trivial issue regarding the effectiveness of libertarian outreach. Mental images can be much more influential than logical arguments in shaping and maintaining a societys character, laws, and customs. The history and political culture of the United States at present provide a case in point.. For many Americans in the revolutionary era, the exemplar of a person fully entitled to liberty was a white male, preferably a landowner and farmer. Native ...
First of all, the democrats have the Liberal and the Republican party has the Libertarian. The only difference between the democrat liberal and the Republican libertarian is the liberals want a huge communist welfare state and the libertarian wants a small business controlled government that doesnt provide anything to anyone except through business. The republican libertarians do side with their democrat counterparts on most, Social Issues like amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders, the free flow of drugs, etc......... The libertarians dont believe in welfare except if there is no welfare people will rise up and kill the libertarians and most of their illegal alien base is on welfare in some form or another. ...
Forging new partnerships within the community is just one way Liberty Mutuals employee resource groups are working with the diversity and inclusion team to expand our future talent pipeline, said [email protected] Operations Chair Stacy Ann Hull. Investing in students college careers gives Liberty Mutual an opportunity to reach the next generation of insurance professionals and help them chart a path to success.. Developed by Liberty Mutuals Employees of African Descent and Allies ([email protected]) employee resource group, the scholarship assists with college tuition for Massachusetts students who are enrolled in a community college through the Massachusetts Commonwealth Commitment and who plan to complete a degree at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus. The other recipients of the 2019-2020 [email protected] Scholarship are Ugochukwu Amadi, North Shore Community College; Adedapo Azeez, Massasoit Community College; Chelsea Edo, North Shore Community College; and Ifunanya ...
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I just finished reading Judge Andrew Napolitanos It is Dangerous To Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom, and the Insta-Review is simple: If you claim to love the Constitution, If you claim to love Liberty, If you claim to love America, If you claim to love God, if even a single one of the previous fits you, READ THIS BOOK!. Even as a former Libertarian Party official and founder of my own somewhat influential libertarian leaning political blog, I was not overly aware of the Judges positions prior to reading this book, even though his work is frequently cited among my political allies and genuine personal friends. The reason is simple: I detest talk radio and TV pundits with a passion - I dont watch ANY of them, not even ones I would agree with, as it seems I would with the Judge.. In this book, the Judge starts by explaining what the concept of Natural Rights and the Natural Law are. Quite simply, they are the innate rights we all share as individual ...
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I dont think you actually read what I said or didnt understand what i mean. The push and pull is what most people do in societies where the laws have some problems. By push and pull, i mean you go out and protest or write congressmen or support candidates that believe in what you believe in. This is democracies finest quality. And one misconception about the minority having protections is that it is the majorities will for them to have these protections. The reason the minority has protections is simply because the majority decided they should. At any point, the majority can take those rights away and there is, as far as anyone can tell, nothing the minority can readily do about it. I mean with all jokes and ideology aside, what could say, christians do if they became the minority and the US Congress amended the Constitution to say that all religious practice is banned completely. There the minority.... laws arent set-in-stone laws like say, the laws of physics. We CANT decide that protons ...
Ive done a set of posts reproducing parts of this diary and giving notes on people, places, and events that it names. The author was an aristocrat in England writing just before the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. Married to an ambitious politician who opposed the governments coercive actions leading up to that rebellion, she was an articulate, self-confident, and intellgent witness to the major events and lesser incidents of her time. Here are links the posts: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh. Ive also done the following posts giving what little I can surmise about her from reading the diary, the biography in which its reproduced, and the few other sources that refer to her: Diary of Lady Shelburne -- Une belle Ladi Sensée, Diary of Lady Shelburne -- The Life of Sophie and William, and Diary of Lady Shelburne - Thomas Coulican Phoenix.. ...
Nope. Arrogant up the fucking whazoo we are! Could you possibly be more pussy?!? Where do you think you are, Thailand?!? What is your major malfunction? That an American can be as proud of his country as those arrogant pricks are of theirs? Ever heard a Frenchman say Viva la France! and another come along and say, What the hell are you talking about? - no! - only liberal American assholes say that kind of shit. France, Germany - all of em - can be as proud as they want but its demanded, even by some Americans like you, that we cower and be humble before the rest of em. Well fuck you. We have standardized toilets, fool - something those other silly countries that existed for centuries before us cant seem to figure out yet! Why is that? Are they stupid? That would seem like a major quality of life issue, right? What gives? And their health system SUCKS - I lived there, so dont give me no bull about what you fucking believe theyre doing! You want some European-style medicine? Then ...
Psychologically speaking, conversations and ideas meant to eradicate the racist mindset are problematic because the attitude of wanting to eradicate anything is militaristic, or at least perceived that way. It sets up two opposing camps, one hell-bent on maintaining the status quo, the other hell-bent on changing it, and this pressure results in increasingly entrenched racist viewpoints.. Racism is a cultural phenomenon to begin with, shared by the group and instilled into members of a cultural segment from a young age, resulting in the creation of the super ego. The underlying Self is easily drowned out by this powerful indoctrinating force and many people take their super egos to simply be who and what they are, without ever questioning where these norms and values came from or if they fit.. Our existential position sees Self as completely unique to every human being, identical twins included, because the ability to respond to our situations as we see fit takes us beyond our genetic makeup and ...
Where Maryland fails is the personal freedom dimension, where it is the second-worst-ranked state. Maryland boasts the seventh-strictest gun control laws in the country: carry permits are expensive and rarely issued; assault weapons, cheap handguns, and large-capacity magazines are banned; sales are banned unless by licensed dealers; and so on. Its marijuana laws are fairly harsh as well, except that the first offense of high-level possession is only a misdemeanor, and the state has an almost-useless medical marijuana exception. Marylands impositions on personal freedom also include extensive auto and road regulations, tight gambling laws, a ban on raw milk, a law allowing police to take DNA from certain felony arrestees, burdensome private and home school laws that require private school teachers to be licensed and effectively subject curricula to government approval, very high drug arrest rates (though incarceration and other victimless crimes arrest rates are low), lack of same-sex ...
Where Maryland fails is the personal freedom dimension, where it is the second-worst-ranked state. Maryland boasts the seventh-strictest gun control laws in the country: carry permits are expensive and rarely issued; assault weapons, cheap handguns, and large-capacity magazines are banned; sales are banned unless by licensed dealers; and so on. Its marijuana laws are fairly harsh as well, except that the first offense of high-level possession is only a misdemeanor, and the state has an almost-useless medical marijuana exception. Marylands impositions on personal freedom also include extensive auto and road regulations, tight gambling laws, a ban on raw milk, a law allowing police to take DNA from certain felony arrestees, burdensome private and home school laws that require private school teachers to be licensed and effectively subject curricula to government approval, very high drug arrest rates (though incarceration and other victimless crimes arrest rates are low), lack of same-sex ...
Austin Petersen is a homegrown Missourian with a lifelong passion for liberty. He grew up on a horse farm in Peculiar, Missouri and went on to attend Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts. After developing a career in media in both New York City and Washington, D.C., he returned to Kansas City, MO, the city he now calls home. In 2016, Petersen appeared on the national stage as a candidate for president of the United States. He took second place in the crowded Libertarian primary behind Governor Gary Johnson and ahead of cyber security maverick John McAfee. During his campaign, Petersen earned many high-profile conservative endorsements, including Mary Matalin, Erick Erickson and Leon Wolf of RedState.com. Petersen also brings decades of professional experience in a wide variety of fields, from content production and media to business and political activism. He is the owner and chief executive of Stonegait LLC, a consulting firm specializing in photo and video ...
So, why havent all the libertarians moved to New Zealand? Well, negative liberty isnt all that matters. A Senior Lecturer here at Canterbury at the top of that scale earns about $100,000 NZ, or about $72,000 US at current exchange rates. Thats not all that high by US standards: entry level salaries at lots of places Stateside are higher. But its enough to put me at the 97th percentile of earnings here. A round trip ticket that would have my family visit both sets of grandparents would cost about ten percent of my before-tax income; we dont get home often. As Susan also works, our household income would be even higher on a New Zealand decile scale, but isnt all that impressive in US terms. Cost of living here is relatively high too: fixed costs and small market problems. Think hard about how much value you put on Amazon one-click free shipping ...
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In and around Liberty: Last week Liberty Wildlife hosted a group of students from the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine who attended a class in necropsy. For those unfamiliar with the term, a necropsy is a surgical examination of a dead body, most commonly a dead animal, in order to learn why the animal died. Many of the animals that are treated at Liberty have this procedure done after they die, especially if the circumstances of the animals demise are either unknown or suspect in any way. These students got hands on training in this very essential skill in our large classroom facility.. We attended a Junior Citizen Science Festival last week, put on by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy where several busloads of bright, eager youngsters were allowed to explore the desert north of Scottsdale. The kids went from station to station to view and experience the flora and fauna of the McDowell Mountains and the surrounding ecosystem. As always, Liberty Wildlifes birds were a big ...
West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. is a US meat processing company owned by the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative and formed in 1996 by a group of Iowa turkey growers, and now owns four meat processing plants. The company mainly produces products for customers to sell under their own brand names. As of 2006, West Liberty Foods was the 12th-largest turkey company in the United States. Each plant, located in the three Iowa towns of West Liberty, Mount Pleasant, and Sigourney, as well as Tremonton, Utah, focuses on specific aspects of the meat-packing process. The West Liberty plant participates in the entire process by slaughtering animals, further processing meats into products, and packaging finished products, and the Sigourney plant focuses on the further processing step only, and the Mount Pleasant plant only packages finished product. While West Liberty Foods has experienced growth and received industry recognition since its inception, it initially faced a difficult market for turkeys, and has ...
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