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Why We Couldn't Abolish Slavery Then and Can't Abolish Government Now

http://www.independent.org

The same ideas once trotted out to justify opposition to the abolition of slavery are now routinely trotted out to justify opposition to the abolition of government (as we know it). Libertarian anarchists bold enough to have publicly advanced their proposal for abolishing the state will have encountered many, if not all, of the arguments used for centuries to prop up slavery. Thus, we may make a parallel list, as shown in the table’s second column.

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Authoritarian Sociopathy: Part Three: Power and Compassion

http://www.examiner.com

The subordinate is stuck in the impossible position of both being conditioned to obey the authority, and empathizing with the victim. Is it any wonder why we see high instances of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers, but not among the ranking officers who give them their orders.

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The Heart of Our Politics

http://brainspew.com

All this time, I really thought citizens were victims, held against their will and robbed, by a government that is thriving at their expense. This is, of course, true; but, there’s something I realized. People really aren’t sheep. The citizens aren’t innocent little lambs being fed to the machine. The vast majority of people simply abrogate the responsibility of their lives willingly.

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Government Free Marriage

http://governmentfreemarriage.com

This seems like an issue that kind of flies 'under the radar' for many libertarians and anti-statists, but it seems like we could make a lot of headway with the marriage debate by promoting the solution of simply getting government out of marriage altogether:

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4-Year-Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules in Bike Case

http://www.nytimes.com

Citing cases dating back as far as 1928, a judge has ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a Manhattan sidewalk two years ago can be sued for negligence.

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Anarcho Capitalism is Impossible

http://c4ss.org

Interesting argument against the feasibility of anarcho capitalism developing naturally in a "stateless" society

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Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says

http://www.latimes.com

If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.

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Richard Dawkins vs Pope Ratzi - Enemy of Humanity!

http://www.youtube.com

Let's see what happens to Dawkins now that he attacks the Pope, other people tried before and they lost money and status

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760AM listeners say Muslims should register with the Government

http://www.examiner.com

760 KFMB AM is a talk radio station hosting such conservative luminaries as Michael Savage and Mark Levin. Today their website has a fun little poll that asks listeners:

During a time of war, should we register as many practicing Muslims as we can find in a national database?

No - it’s an invasion of privacy.
Yes- gun owners have to, why not Muslims?

Currently, 70% of those polled are in favor of forced registration for American Muslims.

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ATF "Leaning Toward Arson" In TN Mosque Fire

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

Federal authorities are investigating a fire at the construction site of a mosque in Tennessee, as well as reports of gunshots as community members gathered at the site. ATF said an accelerant was found and they believe it was arson.

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TeaParty.org says Muslims should be "expelled from our shores."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Mass email released by teaparty.org argues that America is exclusively "Judeo-Christian" and that Islam should be "expelled from our shores." They suggest that Muslims at large are conspiring to destroy America and should submit to a government litmus test to have their religion protected.

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Sikh store clerk punched, called al-Qaida

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

A Seattle man punched a turban wearing 7-11 clerk in the head yelling "You're not even American, you're Al-Qaeda. Go back to your country." (Sikhs are, notably, not Muslim.)

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Shinto Shrine Near Pearl Harbor

http://www.japanprobe.com

There are plans to build a Muslim community center a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and some American nationalists are not happy about it. A few people have tried to argue that a mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be just as offensive as Japanese building a Shinto Shrine near Pearl Harbor. If they’d bothered to do some fact checking before opening their mouths, they’d probably know that there are already some Shinto Shrines in Hawaii, with a couple not far from Pearl Harbor....

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Non-Compliance Topples Arizona Traffic-Cam Program

http://www.associatedcontent.com

In January of this year Arizona began considering the shut-down a state-wide traffic cam program. This is because there was wide-spread non-compliance. Many, many citizens of Arizona simply refused to pay the tickets that came in the mail.

Now the verdict is in. They shut it down. The citizens won -- not by fighting the state, but by ignoring the state.

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Shire Society is Born. Is this a new Declaration of Independence?

http://www.youtube.com

On June 26th 2010 a group of sovereign individuals enter voluntarily together to form a new society. Will this end up being a very important historical event in the future, only time will tell. Witness this event and see what it is all about.
This was done live on the radio at Porcfest 2010

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Maine Republican's change to liberty platform

http://www.rlc.org

...it appears that some of the constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party (Ron Paul supporters, mostly) — including some Tea Party activists — felt unrepresented at the previous Maine Republican Party Convention and planned to make themselves a known quantity at the Convention this weekend.

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The Story of Your Enslavement

http://www.youtube.com

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. From Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy conversation in the world.

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6 Ridiculous History Myths (You Probably Think Are True)

http://www.cracked.com

Everybody knows that people in the past were insane. They wore funny hats, used words like "wherefore," and don't get us started on the pants.

But some of the historic anecdotes we love repeating again and again simply aren't true. As convenient as it may be to think of our ancestors as murder-happy torture enthusiasts, they were crazy, but they weren't that crazy.

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Great article about patriotism vs principles

http://freestudents.blogspot.com

Nationalism, or patriotism, are emotions I don't share. I find them on par with racism: the belief that one is inherently superior on the basis of the involuntary membership to some collective body. I also think that nationalism and patriotism are inherently against the fundamental principles that our nation was founded upon.

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Time Magazine - great article on agorism and kids dropping out of HS

http://www.time.com

I'm astounded that this article appeared in Time (or at least on their website). They rationally propose the fact that college might not be for everyone, as well as talk about the underground economy:

"Faced with the burden of financing the decades-long retirement of aging boomers, many of the young embrace a new underground economy, a largely untaxed archipelago of communes, co-ops, and kibbutzim that passively resist the power of the granny state while building their own little utopias."

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