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  • Real Libertarians Don’t Indocrinate

    06/28/2017 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 28, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    As a teacher, George Mason University economist Walter Williams explained: "I think it's academic dishonesty to use one's classroom to proselytize students, that is…to give students your opinion, and I think it’s dishonest in the sense that it takes advantage of the immature minds of young people who have not gained the maturity and the experience to be able to individually assess things and to come to their own conclusions." He said that at the orientation for his undergraduate and Ph.D. class, he informs the pupils that if he utters an opinion without the preface "In my opinion," they should...
  • Where Are The Moderate Leftists?

    06/15/2017 5:12:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-15-17 | MOTUS
    Donald Trump gets elected and the Left protests by setting fires in the street: They form a “Resistance” and continue to riot for months, forming a “Resistance” whose members throw punches, attacking their “enemy” with their fists, sticks and bike locks stuffed in a sock. Celebrities who have joined the movement throw oil on the fire saying increasingly stupid things like they want to burn the White House down. And suddenly every Democrat pol is so angry they have seemingly lost the ability to control themselves and the air turns blue with their F-bombs.The Left forms “The Resistance” made up...
  • This is the alt-right: Richard Spencer’s horrifying abortion rant

    04/25/2017 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    For those of you wondering why I’m writing another column about the alt-right, the reason is simple: Every time I do, people comment to explain why I’m wrong. Those people, some of whom I used to know, are starting to buy what the alt-right is peddling. Some of them are brazen enough to inform me that I, as an active social conservative, should be “smart enough” to realize that “the Jews,” whom they somehow believe to be a homogenous and monolithic group, are responsible for all of the evils Western civilization faces. One of these people even wrote that Richard...
  • Libertarian ticket [Gary Johnson] cost Trump the popular vote

    02/11/2017 7:37:12 AM PST · by HokieMom · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/17 12:00 AM | TOM ROSS •
    < snip > After enjoying the inauguration and our nation's peaceful transfer of power, we attempted to make our way to a parade viewing party on Pennsylvania Avenue. What should have been a painless trip across town quickly became a prime example of how unhinged the far left has become. Along the way we witnessed smashed cars, broken windows, a fire, and were called names and threatened simply because of how we were dressed; so much for tolerance and acceptance. After arriving at the parade, we had the pleasure of running into former Massachusetts Republican Governor William Weld. Governor Weld,...
  • SHARE FAR AND WIDE: Border Security Is Libertarian

    02/04/2017 1:08:44 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 13 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | R. Rados
    One of the most basic tenets of libertarianism is the construction of barriers, borders and boundaries. These boundaries are usually invisible, but they could just as easily be manifested into something physical. To protect individual liberty, libertarians believe in placing constitutional limits on the government's power and reach. Figuratively, libertarians believe in building barriers around individuals to protect them from physical coercion, violence and various other external elements. Some libertarians would argue that they're building barriers around the government – but the outcome and intent are still the same: individual freedom. In most cases, to protect one individual from another,...
  • Richard Kirk, accused of fatally shooting wife while high, pleads guilty ( Marijuana : Colorado)

    02/03/2017 6:37:14 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 3, 2017 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER -- The man accused of fatally shooting his wife while investigators said he was high on marijuana edibles pleaded guilty to second-degree murder .. Richard Kirk, 50, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, citing marijuana intoxication, in September to a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife Kristine. Under terms of the plea, Kirk, who had been charged with first-degree murder, will be sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison and fined $5,000 to $1 million. He will also give up parental rights to the couples' three children to Kristine Kirk's parents ... The...
  • Libertarians cautiously hopeful Trump will reduce regulatory burden

    02/01/2017 11:55:53 AM PST · by snarkpup · 4 replies
    Libertarina Party Press Releases ^ | February 1, 2017 | Carla Howell
    Today Libertarians praised President Donald Trump’s goal of reducing federal government regulations by 75 percent and expressed hope that his plan to counter any new regulation with the elimination of two existing regulations serves to reduce the massive regulatory burden that Americans suffer under today. Libertarians caution that some regulations impose 100 times the burden that others do. So a two-for-one deal won’t necessarily result in a net reduction in red tape, bureaucratic obstruction, or needless government meddling in people’s lives.
  • Trump's First Week

    01/18/2017 10:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Donald Trump will be busy Friday. He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator. OK, much of that was probably just campaign talk. I'm grateful for that. I hope...
  • There is No Free Trade Without Borders

    12/09/2016 10:01:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Libertarians need to understand that liberty does not exist in a vacuum, or in a borderless world. It cannot work that way I believe in free trade, but ultra-libertarians and free-market proponents ignore the necessary conditions for the rule of law and culture. Libertarian policies cannot flourish in a vacuum, but require a government to protect our rights—Including the rights of the working man. Chinese citizens have few rights, and the freedom of that nation’s economy has not translated into political liberty. Poverty wages are the norm in corrupt kleptocracies, and with that cheap goods for sale on the global...
  • How Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Helped Elect Trump

    11/10/2016 7:38:49 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/10/16 | Eli Watkins
    either Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson nor the Green Party's Jill Stein managed to make a dent in the Electoral College, but they did post a significant enough showing in several states arguably to help elect Donald Trump. Trump won 290 Electoral College votes to 232 for Hillary Clinton, as of Wednesday evening, with Clinton topping him in the popular vote. But had the Democrats managed to capture the bulk of third-party voters in some of the closest contests -- Wisconsin (10), Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (16) and Florida (29) -- Clinton would have defeated Trump by earning 307 Electoral College...
  • Libertarian VP nom Weld:"libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump"

    11/06/2016 11:34:00 AM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    johnrlott.com ^ | November 6, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2016/11/libertarian-vp-nominee-bill-weldmy.html Libertarian VP nominee Bill Weld claims:"my belief is that the libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump" @ 2:41 mark (video is available here). I had heard that Weld has been raising money with this message as a way of getting those who want Hillary to win to donate money. Consistent with that, it also just so happens that the big dollars that the libertarians have been spending have apparently been on conservative talk radio. The New York Times also has an op-ed saying that the Libertarians will tilt the election to Hillary Clinton. With just a few...
  • Andrea Tantaros Is Back, Just Revealed Who She’s Voting For, Is It Who You Expected?

    11/03/2016 1:56:57 PM PDT · by Robwin · 50 replies
    Conservative 101 ^ | November 1, 2016 | Chris Reynolds
    Since her announcement that she’s suing her former employer Roger Ailes and Fox News for sexual harassment, beloved reporter Andrea Tantaros has been maintaining a low profile. She emerged from wherever she’s holing up, however, to name her choice for President. You’ll be relieved to hear, at very least, that she is not voting for Hillary Clinton. Said Tantaros of former Massachusetts Governor Weld, “He’s a good man, and he treats women with the utmost respect.” She formerly worked for Weld when he ran for Governor of New York. Said Tantaros of Trump, who she previously supported, “I’m disappointed that Donald Trump...
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • Gary Johnson: I can't start wars with places if I can't find them on a map

    10/05/2016 2:48:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 4, 2014 | Louis Nelson
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday defended his lack of knowledge of world affairs, suggesting on MSNBC that foreign policy expertise, or even an understanding of where international leaders are from, is what leads to military conflict. “You know what? The fact that somebody can dot the i’s and cross the t’s on a foreign leader’s geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way,” Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. The former New Mexico governor has been widely panned for a pair of foreign policy gaffes that have weighed down his long-shot candidacy. First, Johnson responded...
  • ‘The truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country’

    10/02/2016 7:44:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 28 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the spectacular 2005 film, V for Vendetta, the globalist elite establish a tyrannical government in the United Kingdom after launching a number of false flag terrorist incidents. The libertarian freedom fighter ‘V,’ breaks into the main government communications center in London. After seizing the TV station, V goes on the air and broadcasts to the people of London, in what is probably one of the greatest anti-government scenes in film history. During the broadcast, V states, among many other things, that “the truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country.” The same can be said for the US...
  • Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can't name one world leader

    09/29/2016 3:09:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Detroit News endorses ridiculous ticket. Note: In the interest of disclosure I guess I should mention that I used to be a Detroit News contributor. Not sure why it would matter, but there you go. You may have read that the Detroit News “for the first time in its 143 history” endorsed a presidential candidate that wasn’t a Republican. Technically that’s true, but the paper also failed to endorse a Republican in 2004, when it refused to lend its support to George W Bush. That’s fine, and it’s their right to do so, but what they did today makes absolutely...
  • Gary Johnson Thankful 'No One Hurt' In NYC, Minn. Attacks

    09/19/2016 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he’s glad “no one was hurt” in the string of attacks in three states Saturday, although dozens of people were injured. “Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, what do you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today?” CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Johnson, referring to explicitly to the New York City bombing, the stabbing at a Minnesota mall and the bombs found near a charity run in New Jersey. “Well, first of all, just grateful nobody got hurt,” Johnson replied.
  • Ron Paul: Why Are We Sending $38 Billion to Rich and Powerful Israel?

    09/19/2016 7:00:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East. All US foreign aid is immoral and counterproductive. As I have often said, it is money taken from poor people in the US and sent to rich people overseas. That...
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum
    There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.
  • Gary Johnson's debate prospects dim

    09/15/2016 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/14/2016 | Steven Shepard
    Gary Johnson’s hopes of earning an invitation to the Sept. 26 debate are all but extinguished. The door is about to close on Gary Johnson. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has set a “mid-September” deadline for Johnson and the other third-party candidates to meet three criteria to qualify for the first debate later this month: “evidence of constitutional eligibility,” “evidence of ballot access” and “indicators of electoral support.” Johnson clearly meets the first two qualifications: A two-term former governor of New Mexico, Johnson is a citizen and older than 35 years of age. And the Johnson campaign said Wednesday...