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- Does the Government grant you rights?
Every single right has a responsibility.
- National Lawn Care Now
President George Bush has just announced that NLCN! will become part of his Homeland Security program, bringing Homeyard Security to America. As our Commander in Chief puts it, "We have terrorists in our own back yards - and front yards, too! With NLCN! and their network of yard informants, we'll be able to root out the weed of terrorism where it really counts."
- Moms Insisting on Licensing Tools
Unbeknownst to most Americans, a Danger lurks in our homes. As common as a clothespin but as deadly as a snake, many look directly at it without realizing the menace in their midst.
- Junk Science Homepage
Since EPA head William Ruckelshaus arbitrarily and capriciously banned DDT, an estimated (as of 2004-10-24) 12,935,587,966 cases of malaria have caused immense suffering and poverty in the developing world. Of these largely avoidable cases, 87,315,225 people died.
WHO estimates 9 out of 10 of these premature deaths, some victims of fluorescent-green excess, were likely pregnant women, or children under the age of five.
Infanticide on this scale appears without parallel in human history.
- The Truth About War
- The Libertarianism FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Once upon a time (in the 1800s), liberal and libertarian meant the same thing; liberals were individualist, distrustful of state power, pro-free- market, and opposed to the entrenched privilege of the feudal and mercantilist system. After 1870, the liberals were gradually seduced (primarily by the Fabian socialists) into believing that the state could and should be used to guarantee social justice. They largely forgot about individual freedom, especially economic freedom, and nowadays spend most of their time justifying higher taxes, bigger government, and more regulation. Libertarians call this socialism without the brand label and want no part of it. -- Eric S. Raymond
- Do you have any taxable income?
Did you ever wonder about the voluntary nature of federal income taxes? If the law requires one to pay, why does the IRS call for voluntary compliance? If one is charged with violating the law is his or her appearance in court voluntary? Does one serve time in a federal prison voluntarily or is there some sort of mandatory attendance associated with a prison sentence?
- Journalists aren't authoritarian liberals! Really!
Mr. Alterman rails against the conservative perfidy of Fox News, yet sees little to no evidence that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC might be liberal. Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harper's, NPR, etc. don't warrant much attention or worry. But he insists that the (vastly tinier) Weekly Standard has dangerous influence.
- The Ethical Case for Self Defense
It is common to distinguish killing from letting die. In this example, we see a third category of action: preventing the prevention of a death . This is distinct from killing, but it is not merely letting die, because it requires positive action. The example suggests that preventing the prevention of a death is about as serious a wrong as killing. In any case, the fact that serious violations of the right of self-defense are morally comparable to murder serves to show that the right of self-defense must be a very weighty right.
- Keeping Everybody Poor and Stupid
Well, here it is friends, right in this morning's lead editorial of the New York Times: the naked face of Marxism as applied to modern taxation. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need (with the needy people getting to decide, of course -- or, rather, having the New York Times decide for them):
With rationalizations running from tragic to ludicrous, House budgeters envision cuts of $470 billion in 'waste, fraud and abuse' in Medicare, Medicaid, education, child care and other vital programs, from transportation to health care, the environment to science research. The regressive 10-year plan, matched by an equally hypocritical Senate version, is a triumph of ideological rant over budget reality. Government now must be drastically crimped to pay for the rolling deficits resulting from Mr. Bush's triumphalist rewards for upper-bracket Americans...You would think a sense of embarrassment might strike the Republicans in blessing such a boon for a fortunate minority while taking a cleaver to programs vital for most taxpayers, notably a woeful $12 billion cut in food stamps. But they seem intent on ideology trumping responsibility.
- Postmodern language
True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want. I remember praying a prayer when I was very young, not much more than a baby myself. God is great. God is good. Let us thank him for our food. Amen. Well, I'm here to say amen to that. God's greatness and goodness are measured by the fact that he gives us choices. He doesn't require us to thank him for our food. (In case you hadn't noticed.) God is not a Modernist. He doesn't view us as nails. God expects us to behave like carpenters. Indeed, he gave us a carpenter as an example. -- Larry Wall
- Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum
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