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Libertarians Trail Meter Readers, Telling Town: Live Free Or Else

 

 

 

 

 

” In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed.

  In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often videotaped by young adults known as “Robin Hooders.” They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”

  Welcome to Sherwood Forest, N.H., where these acts of charity have led to some donations and gratitude, but also to sidewalk tensions, harassment allegations and litigation. They are part of a broader effort by about two-dozen activists, most of them from someplace else, to unshackle Keene from the “violent monopoly” of government and its enforcers, including these parking officers who work in weather fair and foul.”

 

 

 

   Meet the Robin Hoods Of Keene in the New York Times and visit their Facebook page to give them a Like as they do battle with the State in an effort to keep New Hampshire free .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rand Paul Urges Conservatives To Fight With Him For Liberty

 

 

 

 

” Sen. Rand Paul urged the thousands that turned out for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to imagine electing a “friend of liberty” to the White House who will defend the Constitution and push back against a federal government that is trampling over their individual rights.

Mr. Paul, a likely 2016 presidential contender, suggested that he might fit the bill, and said it will take a “national revival of liberty” to restore the constitutional rights that have have been under assault by the Obama administration.

You may think I am talking about electing a Republican. I am not,” Mr. Paul said. “I am talking about electing lovers of liberty. It isn’t good enough to pick the lesser of two evils. We must elect men and women of principle, and conviction and action that will lead us back to greatness.”

The remarks sparked a round of applause from libertarian-leaning crowd, which is champing at the bit for Mr. Paul to followed in the footsteps of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, by running for the White House.

“There is a great battle going on,” Mr. Paul told the crowd. “It is for the heart and soul of America. The Fourth Amendment is equally important as the Second Amendment and conservatives cannot forget this.”

 
Wash Times has more on Senator Paul’s CPAC address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPAC 2014 – Can Libertarians And Social Conservatives Get Along?

 

 

 

Published on Mar 7, 2014

” Is there common ground between the two most energetic wings of the movement?

  Tom Minnery (President & CEO, CitizenLink) moderates the discussion with Dr. Matt Spalding (Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College, The Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship); Matt Welch (Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine); Michael Medved (Host, “The Michael Medved Show”); and Alexander McCobin (Co-Founder & President, Students for Liberty) at CPAC 2014 on March 7, 2014.

  Recorded at the American Conservative Union (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014, March 6-8, 2014, Washington, D.C.

  Follow the ACU and CPAC on Twitter: @CPACnews #CPAC2014. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    The Libertarian Party is really all about reason , respect and tolerance . It is a good fit for all but the extremists . We are the best of both parties without the intolerant hypocritical crap of  either .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Libertarians Are the New Communists – Rebutted!

 

Published on Sep 11, 2013

” Stefan Molyneux rebuts the deliciously sophistic “Libertarians Are the New Communists” article by Nick Hanauer and Eric Liu, which was recently published by Bloomberg. Stefan reads the article and hilarity ensues. 

Original Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09…

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Koch LA Times Buyout Enrages Protesters: What We Saw at the “Save Our News” Rally

Published on May 30, 2013

” Protesters gathered outside of the Los Angeles Times building on Wednesday to speak out against the potential sale of the newspaper and other Tribune Company properties to the Koch brothers. Reason TV was on the scene to find out why the potential sale was so upsetting to those gathered and whether or not they though it appropriate for the city government to take action against the Times.

Answers ranged from a fear of the Times being transformed into a right-wing propaganda machine to a general distrust of billionaires and/or large corporations owning media companies (despite the fact that the Tribune Company is, of course, a large corporation and billionaires besides the Kochs are interested in the purchase). Watch the full video above. 

About 4 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Tracy Oppenheimer.

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Full disclosure: David Koch is trustee of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes Reason TV.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Libertarians Mean By “The Free Market”

 

 

 

 

Published on May 20, 2013

” Markets are much more than multinational corporations, banking firms, and stock brokerages on Wall Street, though all of those things are the result of a market system.

Sound economies, from the biggest multinational banks to a child’s sidewalk lemonade stand, operate on the principles of private property and exchange. These concepts are the building blocks of free societies, and it is the system of countless small trades, taken as a whole, that we call “the market.”

It is important to note that these trades are positive sum (win-win) situations: each party agrees to a trade because they value what they’re getting more than what they’re giving up.

And when those trades are voluntary–when nothing is preventing people from making trades or forcing people to make trades–that results in a free market, which makes everyone healthier, wealthier, more peaceful, and more technologically advanced.

That’s what libertarians mean when they defend the free market.”

Produced by Evan Banks and Aaron Ross Powell.

 

 

 

 

 

Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers

 

 

 

” Other than financing a few fringe libertarian publications, the Kochs have mostly avoided media investments. Now, Koch Industries, the sprawling private company of which Charles G. Koch serves as chairman and chief executive, is exploring a bid to buy theTribune Company’s eight regional newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant.

By early May, the Tribune Company is expected to send financial data to serious suitors in what will be among the largest sales of newspapers by circulation in the country. Koch Industries is among those interested, said several people with direct knowledge of the sale who spoke on the condition they not be named. Tribune emerged from bankruptcy on Dec. 31 and has hired JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners to sell its print properties.

Last month, shortly after L.A. Weekly first reported on Koch Industries’ interest in the Tribune papers, the liberal Web site Daily Kos and Courage Campaign, a Los Angeles-based liberal advocacy group, collected thousands of signatures protesting such a deal. Conservatives, meanwhile, welcomed the idea of a handful of prominent papers spreading the ideas of economic “freedom” from taxes and regulation that the Kochs have championed.

Seton Motley, president of Less Government, an organization devoted to shrinking the role of the government, said the 2012 presidential election reinforced the view that conservatives needed a broader media presence.

“A running joke among conservatives as we watched the G.O.P. establishment spend $500 million on ineffectual TV ads is ‘Why don’t you just buy NBC?’ ” Mr. Motley said. “It’s good the Kochs are talking about fighting fire with a little fire.” “

HT/Instapundit

Originally posted on The Grey Enigma:

Do you hate paying taxes? Are you fighting foreclosure? Do you feel like no one should be allowed to commit violence against you and don’t always blindly follow the commands of the authorities? Do you film encounters with police or believe gold makes better currency than Federal Reserve Notes? Well you might be part of a domestic terrorism movement and not even know it.

On Friday, the Los Angeles Times posted an article attempting to define a domestic terrorist movement consisting of as many as 300,000 Americans. Some are even labeled as non-violent “paper terrorists”.

Is there a more Orwellian term than “non-violent terrorist”?  If you can think of one please share it in the comments below.  They refer to this so-called terror group as “sovereigns, zealots who refuse to recognize government authority in virtually any form.”

When attempting to further define and identify individuals in this movement, some very…

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Glenn Beck: How Do We Bring Libertarians Together ?

America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

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” Americans have increasingly expanded presidential power over recent decades by expecting the president to provide solutions for all national problems, prosperity for all, and protection from harm. Healy demonstrates how the president’s role needs to return to its properly defined constitutional limits, with its powers held in check by Congress and the courts.

“The year’s most pertinent and sobering public affairs book.”
— GEORGE WILL, Newsweek

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A “Social Media Militia” Can Preserve Our Liberties Today

 

 

 

 

” My recent post on “Independence Day” sparked a spirited discussion around poll data showing that only 8% of those questioned identified themselves as members of the “tea party” (hat-tip to gs).

This, in turn, became a topic of discussion among the a group of citizen activists formed to support our local group, SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition. This team, tagged as the San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers (the SLOBS), has been the cornerstone of our local independent-conservative information networking system.

During our exchange, three points were agreed upon in full:

1) The “tea party” is an idea, not a group. So while people may not identify themselves as members, that doesn’t mean they no longer believe in the value of small government, sane budgets, and the “little book“.

2) The “tea party” is in need of rebranding.

3) The retooling of the “tea party” must include better use of popular culture and social media.

As an example, I wanted to share the background on the SLOBs and how it is effectively used. The website was created by Charles Fettinger (aka “Doo Doo Economics”).  He offers some details:

“Our website is technically a blog aggregator with search engine optimization and social networking automation. Each time a blogger adds a new article, the article pops up on the website, Facebook, Twitter and in our Android App. Because the article is automatically available in several places on the internet , the article gains better position in search engines.

The website is intuitive and promotes our fellow bloggers work. It keeps us reading and commenting on each other’s work to promote the collaboration of ideas. The collaboration is not managed, which maximized innovation by allowing us to pursue stories and ideas. Many great ideas are built on the shoulders of other great ideas. In a battle of ideas, this is a tremendous advantage.  Because the fact that our bloggers hold diverse perspectives, the SLOBs is a rich collaborating team. “

Greg Gutfeld with Nick Gillespie on ReasonTV

 

Audit the Fed: House Decisively Approves Ron Paul Bill

” Wednesday, the 25th of July, 2012 will be remembered by monetary policy conservatives
from sea to shining sea for its incredible significance. While many could disagree with Ron Paul supporters, one cannot deny their
ferocious commitment to the Constitution, personal liberty, non-intrusive foreign policy, and especially their desire to liberate the US Dollar from the control of a private banking interest, otherwise known as ‘The Fed’.

   On the 25th, Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill finally passed with massive approval from the US House of Representatives with 327-98. This
is no slight win by the margin; this was an incredibly decisive victory, showing the heart of many in the US government. The representatives
of the American people want to take a look inside the shadowy rooms and dust off the books of the Federal Reserve Fractional BankingSystem. Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times reports : “








 Reason sits down with Rand Paul

“In the wake of his annoying-to-many endorsement of Mitt Romney, Rand Paul tries to remind the liberty-leaning why they should be happy a guy like him is in the Senate and in the public debate.

Today, he introduced in the Senate what he’s calling a bill of rights of sorts for air travelers, and a separate bill taking the TSA out of airline screening entirely.

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