Turf Wars, Agency Budgets and Case Stats Trump Lives in the Era of Prohibition Ever since ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-running operation was catapulted into the national spotlight in early 2011, the focus has been on the politics influencing the police work and the manipulations behind intelligence operations, with little to no attention paid to [...]
Everyone from Bill Gates to the homeless guy on the street had access to community and infrastructure. Personal example? My mom went to public high school with Oprah Winfrey in Glendale, Wisconsin. My mom didn’t end up fabulously wealthy.
Recently an ex-den leader got a petition together and submitted it to the Boy Scouts of America in hopes of getting her job back, from which she was fired after it was found out that she was a lesbian. This provides a great opportunity to talk about discrimination, and in what ways it is legal [...]
The infographic below will help you in all of your researching endeavors when it comes to finding out information on Google.
I’m sure you’ve heard Obama’s recent remark that everyone is going crazy about “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” You can also be sure that once I come across a good image poking fun at it, I’ll be running it on our Facebook page. For now [...]
By: Stephen Carter There’s been a lot of talk about taxes, the 1%, greed, paying your fair share, inequality, etc here lately. It sounds like a bitter struggle among factions that are more intent on talking at one another rather than with one another. People aren’t understanding one another, and to be fair, most aren’t [...]
By: Steven Bateman “To protect and to serve.” In 1955, this was the motto chosen for the Los Angeles Police Academy and was later adopted by the LAPD itself and many police departments around the country. Yet many folks today, particularly those with libertarian inclinations, distrust the police and view them as enemies. From where [...]
What if people voted on what candidate aligned with them most closely on issues and not based on who the media gatekeepers thinks you should vote for? The map is created off the results of over 600,000 quiz takers on the iSideWith site. Users answer 36 questions that cover a range of issues from social, [...]
A bipartisan group of House members has proposed legislation that would make it easier for people to defend themselves in federal cases for possessing marijuana, if they can show that they are using marijuana for medical purposes in line with relevant state laws. The Truth in Trials Act, H.R. 6134, was introduced Tuesday by Rep. [...]
During the 2008 presidential election, John McCain built profile for all of the possible Vice President candidates he would fill out his ticket with. One of those candidates was Mitt Romney, and after a staffer leaked the campaign’s documents to the internet, what you will find below is Romney’s complete profile compiled by the McCain [...]
Recently, I was offered the opportunity to contribute to a book on Libertarianism entitled Why We Left the Left by Tom Garrison. The book is available as an e-book for download from Amazon.com. There are many wonderful stories – each of us explaining how and why we have all moved away from the typical Leftist [...]
It seems to be that as the United States federal government and the Presidency in particular have gradually morphed into something more like a European monarchy, our attitude towards its sovereignty has shifted. Certainly no state or province or faction of the ruling class would dare to challenge the military might of the United States [...]
By Stephen Carter Our society needs to overcome a fear that is dragging us down, the fear of being wrong. We live in a world where no one wants to be wrong, ever. Obviously this is impossible. The bad thing is that even when we are wrong, many can’t admit it. Think about it, have [...]
By: Stephen Carter It is a line often repeated, libertarians are just potheads who want to get high. Drugs are an issue that many non-libertarians automatically use to define who libertarians are.
Two cities both similar in crime rates have taken two very different approaches to their recruiting and presentation of what kind of police officers they want with their recruiting videos. Which do you prefer? The first is from Decatur, Georgia, where officers are empathetic and play a role of friendly helpers of the community. The [...]
Writing in Foreign Affairs, Christopher Swift attempts to show that cause-and-effect is not a concept applicable to foreign policy in “The Drone Blowback Fallacy.” What he ends up doing only reinforces the idea that a government can’t continue butchering children and not expect the parents to one day retaliate.
by Shayne Felberg Well, it has been almost a year. After lying low for the winter, the Occupy movement is back. The protests have been going on anew for some time. For those outside of this, with a modicum of political savvy, watching this happen, there have been a number of questions on their mind. [...]
The following is a transcript of a speech delivered by Glenn Greenwald at this month’s Socialism 2012 conference (videos above), on the massive growth of government and corporate surveillance and their chilling effects on Americans’ rights.
By: Susan Cassidy Or whatever it’s called when your blog is attacked by another blog. Shoot, I don’t even have a “blog.” I have contributed twice to the Progressive Libertarian website because I believe in a progressive move toward greater liberty. The name itself confuses people because of the associations we have with both words. [...]
Land of the free, home of the brave. July 4th, Independence Day, proves this. Right? What’s not to like about this holiday? We’re in the midst of summer at this point, BBQ is in the air, we’re out at the lake, on the beach, in the pool, etc. Parties are abound, many enjoying their drug [...]
A low priority issue here. Nothing to worry about! Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use. Cannabis is one of the most innocuous substances known to humans. Safer than Advil, a little (or a lot) of weed has [...]