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Tag: Antiwar
  • Libertarian vets weigh in on Chris Kyle, Iraq War

    By Zach Foster, Chris Padilla, Adam Clossman The cornerstone of libertarian philosophy is the non-aggression principle: you won’t harm anyone if they won’t harm you either. This principle guides our conduct in peace and in war. We’re libertarians who served in the Global War on Terrorism; a soldier, a sailor, and a marine. Chris Kyle, photo by Cpl. …

  • The US Military: Not Indispensible

    There seems to be an unusual desire for the United States to head back into Iraq. Have we not learned our lesson from the first eight years of protracted conflict in that country? While I am sympathetic to the plight of those suffering from the barbarity of ISIS, at the same time I can’t help …

  • War is just one more big government program

    Consider the following: What if I told you there’s a government program which will cost taxpayers more than Obamacare will over the next ten years? What if that program was just one function of a sprawling government agency which has not been audited in two decades? What if that agency was the third-largest contributor to our $17 …

  • Timeline of US-Iran Relations

    As the mainstream media continues to pollute the air waves with misinformation and blatant lies about Iran’s nuclear capabilities, it is important to have an understand of US-Iran relations during the 20th century, and the proper intellectual background necessary to prevent another war, in Iran.  This video is a must-see for all Americans, and in …

  • War Is Never Good for the Economy

    Free market capitalism is unique in the sense that its existence is dependent on the voluntary actions of free individuals. The use of force is absent in a free market, unlike other institutions of social and economic order like Socialism, Communism, or Fascism. The absence of force has lead free market capitalism to be the …

  • A Foreign Policy of Peace

    The non-interventionist approach to foreign policy is often mischaracterized as nothing more than dangerous isolationism appeasing our enemies. At one point during the most recent Republican presidential debate, the mere suggestion of endorsing peace through the golden rule in regards to American foreign policy was met by a round of boos from the audience.  The …

  • Critique of Obama Foreign Policy in 5 Minutes

    As a college student, one thing that I’ve been discouraged by is the lack of antiwar music. It certainly is out there, but does not come close to what was seen during the Vietnam war era. Perhaps it’s because of the lack of awareness due to our consumption culture, reality TV nation, or lack of a draft. …

  • Soldier kills self rather than face 9th deployment

    A soldier committed suicide rather than be deployed again: Ashley says her husband Jared tried to come to grips with what he’d seen and done on his eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “And there’s no way that any God would forgive him – that he was going to hell,” says Ashley. “He couldn’t live …

  • Pre-War Afghanistan

    Pre-war with the Soviet Union, that is.  As you noted, Jeremy, invasions of Afghanistan don’t turn out well for the Afghan people, and 40 years ago it was no different.  Here are remarkable photos of 1960s Afghanistan — photos which depict a country which doesn’t look so different from the way ours did at the …

  • Leading from the Front

    I’ll make a personal promise to President Barack Obama.   I promise I will vote for Obama in 2012 if he would start each day with a hearty breakfast full of eggs, cheese, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, several cured meats, a pot of black coffee and a jug of orange juice, then don an Iron …