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Tag: LewRockwell.com
  • Ron Paul to submit legislation regarding TSA abuses today

    UPDATE: Here is the text of Congressman Paul’s speech introducing the bill, “The American Traveler Dignity Act.” From the LewRockwell.com blog: Writes Ron: I will introduce legislation later today addressing TSA abuses. Look for my floor speech on C-SPAN, probably between 5-6 PM EST. As the holiday travel season nears, attention on the TSA has …

  • Matt Cockerill on LewRockwell.com!

    Congratulations, Matt, for getting your Walter Block interview mentioned on LRC — along with the most favorable mention of YAL from Rockwell himself which I’ve seen to date!  Here’s the post in full: Here, Matt Cockerill of Young Americans for Liberty interviews our own Walter Block on Murray, the resplendent intellectual and good man who …

  • Wise words from Tom Woods…

    Via lewrockwell.com and dailypaul.com, Tom Woods says: I think it’s a huge mistake to dismiss the Tea Party people just because they’re having Sarah Palin speak at their convention next month.  These people are a diverse lot, and many of them respect Ron Paul.  They know something is wrong, which is more than can be …

  • Flamingogate

    A restaurant owner near Baltimore staged the protest you see in the photo above when an $800/year tax was levied by the city on the restaurant’s display of a large pink flamingo statue.  Following the protest, the city halved the tax “using different geometry” to measure the bird.  Three things: 1. What the heck is …

  • Making your bed is great, but how exactly does it win wars?

    I meant to get this post up yesterday, but never quite got around to it.  Fred Reed recently wrote for LewRockwell.com about the American military and the unfortunate mindsets it reinforces in its members.  Reed begins with a questions: In re Afghanistan, why, you might ask, is the world’s hugest, expensivest, most begadgeted military unable …

  • On buying gold

    Recently, I’ve been considering buying gold.  It has topped $1000 per ounce (though you can buy it in very small amounts online, for as little as about $45) and, at the rate we’re going, seems likely to keep rising.  It would have been wise, had I been born a lot earlier, but buy gold years …

  • YAL Interviews Stephan Kinsella!

    Mises Institute legal scholar Stephan Kinsella and I had a great discussion this past weekend about what the practical ramifications of a truly libertarian society would be. Please view our YouTube discussion below and tell me what you think: This is the first video; click through to YouTube and you’ll find the link to the next …

  • 76 Reasons to Own a Gun

    Here’s the whole article, and here are a few of my favorites: 1.  The simple act of having a gun is its own best use.  Like a battleship parked off the coast its mere presence changes the dynamic of the situation without having to fire a single shot.  By having a gun you become too …

  • Patriotism ≠ Statism and Militarism

    It seems that many people tend to misunderstand the true meaning of patriotism.  It should be no surprise to find Vice President Joe Biden as one of the louder members of the statist/militaristic faction of “patriotism.”  Speaking at an American naturalization ceremony in Iraq for American soldiers who were becoming citizens July 4, Biden made …

  • Government Safety Nets

    Gary North writes on LewRockwell.com today about the modern perception of government as our safety net, our back-up plan, if you will, should anything really serious go wrong. The problem with this situation is twofold (that’s a huge understatement, of course, but bear with me): first, this concept of government as safety net is grossly …