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The Ultimate Test for any Politician or Political Philosophy...

http://www.lneilsmith.org

In a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

It's a Vulcan mind-meld. It's the ultimate test to which any politician -- or political philosophy -- can be put.

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EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word

http://www.washingtontimes.com

EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word
Freedom means different things to each of us, but in New Jersey, California and New York, shrinking personal and economic freedom means shrinking population. In the decade since 2001, New York has lost 9 percent of its population, California 4.5 percent, and New Jersey 5.6 percent.

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Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government

http://www.nytimes.com

Under-30 voters are “the only age group in which a majority said the government should do more to fix problems,” the nonpartisan Pew Research Center reported in November. In a Pew survey a year earlier, more than 8 in 10 said they believed that Social Security and Medicare had been good for the country, and they were especially supportive of seeing the programs overhauled so they would be intact when they retire. (Young people were also more open than their elders to privatizing the programs.)

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Personality Type

http://dollarvigilante.com

What is your personality type? Does your personality type make you more prone to seek liberty?

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8 great fictional nonviolent superheroes:

http://www.forbes.com

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 8 great fictional nonviolent superheroes:

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate a rare beast in fiction: nonviolent heroes.

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The Goal Is Freedom: Individualist Collectivism

http://fff.org

Is the free market an individualist or collectivist social arrangement? Don’t answer too quickly. It’s a trick question. Most people — free-market friend and free-market foe alike — will answer “individualist.” And that makes perfect sense. The free market describes a political/legal environment in which individuals are at liberty to engage in any peaceful activity, with only force and fraud prohibited. No one may aggressively interfere with another human being’s peaceful projects.

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The liberal presidency

http://www.aljazeera.com

Not confronted with the stench of rotting bodies, the wail of fathers who lost their children, the cry of children who lost their mothers, the silence when whole families are shredded and burned by our freedom, the American liberal is free to imagine Barack Obama as both a grand leader and something of a friend. Thanks to an award-winning ad campaign, Obama the product - not the man, because who knows that? - is smart, hip and sophisticated, or everything George W Bush was not. But here's the thing with that, friend. Barack Obama is the US President, which is to say: A bad person. A murderer.

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Complete Dr. Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress (video)

http://www.youtube.com

Thank you Dr. Paul! Video link to Ron Paul's good-bye speech to Congress from earlier today.

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Why shouldn't three people get married?

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Why shouldn't three people get married?

As three Brazilians are legally joined as a 'thruple' it starts to look illiberal to insist that marriage must be between two people

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Even Rothbard supported political engagement

http://www.theamericanconservative.com

Many libertarians and anarchist shy away from political engagement, deeming it useless and believing that education efforts alone will bring about societal change. Yet Murray Rothbard, a giant in libertarian circles, believed political engagement server a purpose and had a place.

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