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Why aren’t you willing to die for my liberty?

 “Do you believe the hospital has a right to refuse to treat me on the basis of race, and that the government has no moral or legal imperative to require the hospital to treat me? … For the record, after a brief silence, my radio caller acknowledged that while the death of someone like me […]

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Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’

Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’ Robert Talbot, Jr.—who was arrested in March after the FBI had closely tracked his alleged scheme to launch a violent “American Insurgent Movement,” including alleged plans to kill police officers, rob armored cars, and blow up mosques—will appear in federal court Friday. […]

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Some Self-Described Libertarians Can’t Distinguish Libertarian from Communist or Unitarian

Some Self-Described Libertarians Can’t Distinguish Libertarian from Communist or Unitarian Pew says it could find no larger than a 5% cluster that sorta kinda adheres to what we’re told “libertarianism” is a about. But even that group’s coherence is shaky. There are obviously a lot of ways to ask questions and crunch numbers, but I’d […]

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Cliven Bundy’s Highly Inaccurate Guide To U.S. History

Cliven Bundy’s Highly Inaccurate Guide To U.S. History Cliven Bundy’s LOLibertarian history lesson.

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Libertarians who don’t understand liberty

Libertarians who don’t understand liberty Suppose a gay wedding party goes into a restaurant, sits down, and prepares to order. The restaurant manager comes over and tells them that they must leave because they are gay. Angered by this bigotry, the patrons refuse to leave. Now ask yourself: What happens next? In Carney’s world, what […]

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The paranoid libertarian and his enemy, the angry liberal.

The paranoid libertarian and his enemy, the angry liberal. A paranoid libertarian is someone who distrusts the government to an unreasonable extent. Sunstein believes that many people who oppose gun control, health care reform, and progressive taxation fit the description. For example, a paranoid libertarian might not object to modest gun licensing requirements or background […]

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Rand Paul Defender Of Civil Liberties Calls For Jailing People Who Attend Radical Political Speeches

if someone is attending speeches from someone who is promoting the violent overthrow of our government, that’s really an offense that we should be going after — they should be deported or put in prison. From Think Progress There are libertarians with sincere belifs that I might disagree with but still respect. And then there […]