“Gun control is the idea that it’s better to see a woman dead in an alley, strangled
with her own pantyhose, than to see her with a gun in her hand.”—T.D. Melrose
L. Neil Smith
Americans Have Obeyed Their Last Gun Law

The Works (So Far) of L. Neil Smith

Jump down to the Free Radical Bookstore

libertarian shirts

Why we can't have nice things

L. Neil Smith's
The Libertarian Enterprise
—An International Journal of Opinion —
Issue 986, August 19, 2018

Bookmark and Share
Since 1995!
A Reader Supported Web Magazine
Who is a libertarian?
Search Back Issues
powered by FreeFind

                Back Issues Archive                

Advertise in L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise


Two ways to get updates:
1) Receive an e-mail
when this page changes:
Be notified of
page updates
it's private
powered by ChangeDetection
 

2) Or, go to gab.ai and follow
@TheLibertarianEnterprise

 


 

L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise does
not collect, use, or process any personal data.

 


The Follow-Up
(The Feature Article)

 


Time For Us to Become More Secure


payment type
Time For Us to Become More Secure



 

Of course it’s hard.
It’s supposed to be hard!


 

ARTICLES

The Editor’s Notes
An appeal for funds to install https security to your connection to this website.
READ ARTICLE

Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez and Jeff Fullerton
READ ARTICLE

The Follow-Up
by Vin Suprynowicz
And . . . checking to see how well our prediction fared, one day later, after ALL FIVE Trump-endorsed insurgent Republican candidates won on Tuesday Aug. 7 (even though Kobach in Kansas led by only 180-some votes as the sun rose on the GOP gubernatorial primary, making a recount likely, there) . . . . In races which the AP assured us yesterday “will help determine the political landscape — and Trump’s standing within his own party,” the Associated Press headline as of 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, after Democrats lost and Trump’s candidates won EVERY DAMNED RACE, was . . .
READ ARTICLE

Nihon Ishigame Five Years Later Part One:
The Pursuit of Excellence, Happiness & The Perfect Day Continues

by Jeff Fullerton
Five years. Hard to believe it's been that long already since the arrival of the adult trio of Japanese Pond Turtles in the early spring of 2014. An event that marked a big turnover in my focus as a reptile hobbyist; from native to exotic species to avoid—at least for the time being—the red tape associated with the former. That was explained more in depth in the first article in this thread “Nihon Ishigame: An Outlaw Turtle Enthusiast goes Japanese” and in subsequent articles and I encourage the readership to explore those on their own rather than repeat a lot of that information. It was more or less a decision born of my desire to escape—at least temporarily the regulatory clutches of my state wildlife regulatory agency that I said and still stand by my claim; was insanely prejudiced against the interests and activities of amateur reptile and amphibian hobbyists.
READ ARTICLE

Plastic Politics
by J. Neil Schulman
Earlier today (August 15, 2018) I sent out two tweets intended to cause trouble for my political enemies—totalitarians who want to leave no aspect of human life—even the most trivial—free from their commands.
READ ARTICLE

Why Do You Feel?
by Harding McFadden
Like most things in my life, I can trace my problems with beliefs back to Robert Heinlein. Y’see, when I was just an impressionable kid I started reading RAH’s books, beginning with Starship Troopers. It was, is, and in all likelihood will forever be my favorite book (unless one of my kids writes something, dedicates it to Dear Ol’ Dad, [sorry Bob], and becomes instantly the greatest book ever written).
READ ARTICLE


Search Amazon.com


 

BOOK NEWS

Our Mr. Smith has a new novel out, Blade of p’Na You can get it right now Amazon.com:
Kindle
Paperback
Blade of p'Na cover
Nominated for the Prometheus Award of the Libertarian Futurist Society
Another book just recently issued in Kindle format:
Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas
by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May, Illustrated by Scott Bieser, Colored by Jen Zach


Trigger Warning: This issue of this magazine (like all the others) may contain:

Humor, Snark, Truth, Thoughts That Might Be Different Than Yours, Ideas You Never Thought Of, Things You Never Heard Of, and so on.

There are NO “Safe Spaces!”

YOU have been WARNED! :-)

To submit articles, letters-of-comment, cartoons, pictures, etc., email: editor@ncc-1776.org

Products used and recommended by L. Neil Smith (read more):

Handy-Racker (small, medium, large) Buy at Amazon.com

Handy-Racker (Beretta 92, 94, 96 and M9, and clones) Buy at Amazon.com

LED Weapon light with Green laser Buy at Amazon.com

LED Weapon light with Red laser Buy at Amazon.com

Nullification Act

List of WikiLeaks mirrors:
wikileaks.info
Exposing War Crimes is NOT a crime!
Free Bradley Manning
Join us on Facebook
Join TLE on Facebook

 
L. Neil Smith personally recommends Climate Depot
as the best general source of infomation on the subject.
 


Down With Power Audiobook!
The Down With Power audiobook read by Brian Wilson
Get it here!

Americans Have Obeyed Their Last Gun Law
A cyberpamphlet by L. Neil Smith

Holsters and Sheaths from Survival Sheath Systems
Double mag rig  Mag and Baton or Flashlight Combo Rig
Used and recommended by L. Neil Smith
Take a look at: survivalsheath.com


 

Member of The Internet Defense League


 


Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

Read all about it!:
Download .pdf
View publication


 


The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton Archive

 

L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE, run by Ken Holder and L. Neil Smith, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Lately we have been earning as much as $10 per month (usually less) regularly. Sometimes I wonder why bother, you know? Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


Search Amazon.com

 

FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE

Currently featuring:
L. Neil Smith
Sean Gabb
Richard Blake
Vin Suprynowicz
Scott Bieser
J. Neil Schulman
Brad Linaweaver
Robert LeFevre


 

FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
L. Neil Smith's Books

Many of these books are available for Kindle or Nook or other e-readers. Soon all will be

Don‘t have a Kindle? Click: buy at Amazon.com

L. Neil Smith
L. Neil Smith

The unabridged audio version of my 1983 novel The Nagasaki Vector, brilliantly read by the great libertarian radio host Brian Wilson, is finally available for purchase.

Many feel that this is the funniest book I‘ve written so far—at least intentionally—and features our old friend Win Bear, G. Howell Nahuatl, a sapient coyote, time traveler Bernie Gruenblum, and Georgie, the time machine who loves him.

The price: $12.99.

The place: CD Baby.

Now available in iTunes, as well
The price: $9.99
The Place: iTunes

—L. Neil Smith


 

Brightsuit MacBear front cover
Brightsuit MacBear
by L. Neil Smith
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Their Majesties' Bucketeers front cover
Their Majesties‘ Bucketeers
An Agot Edmoot Mav Murder Mystery
by L. Neil Smith
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


 

Timepeeper Cover
TimePeeper
by L. Neil Smith
illustrated by Sherard Jackson

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Phoebus Krumm cover
Phoebus Krumm
by L. Neil Smith
illustrated by Scott Bieser

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


 

The Probability Broach cover
The Probability Broach
by L. Neil Smith

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Book cover
Lever Action
by L. Neil Smith

Buy dead-tree edition at Amazon.com
Or from Cat‘s Curiosities (Vin & Amy‘s Online Bookstore)
Front cover illustration © Copyright 2000 by Scott Bieser


 

Sweeter Than Wine cover
Sweeter Than Wine
by L. Neil Smith

Amazon.com Dead Tree
Amazon.com Kindle

The American Zone
The American Zone
by L. Neil Smith

Click cover to buy from Amazon.com


 

Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas
by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach

Published by Bighead Press, 2008
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

also for Kindle

TPB:TGN
The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser

Published by Bighead Press, 2004
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


 


 


FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
L. Neil Smith's Books



 
Down With Power!
HOW TO FIX AMERICA
NOT IN SIX CENTURIES

NOT IN SIX DECADES

NOT IN SIX YEARS

BUT IN JUST SIX MONTHS!


Yes, the principles enumerated in L. Neil Smith‘s Down With Power, properly applied, will make a visible difference in America‘s condition in just 180 days!

While we wait months and years for the swift recovery that‘s in America‘s power, the con-game—played against us by government, corporations, and unions—goes on.

Stop the con-game. Read L. Neil Smith‘s Down With Power, available from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and other sources, in trade paperback and e-book editions.

Down With Power!
 


Tom Paine Maru
Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Hope cover
Hope
by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


The Venus Belt cover
The Venus Belt
by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Crystal Empire cover
The Crystal Empire
by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Click cover to buy from Amazon.com


Ceres cover
Ceres
by L. Neil Smith

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Pallas cover
Pallas
by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Click cover pic to buy from Amazon.com


Cover of Taflak Lysandra
Taflak Lysanda
by L. Neil Smith
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Cover of Forge of the Elders
Forge of the Elders
by L. Neil Smith
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com




create & buy custom products at Zazzle



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Sean Gabb's Books


Sean Gabb is the director
of the Libertarian Alliance,
a British free market and
civil liberties think-tank.

Sean Gabb
Sean Gabb


The Churchill Memorandum front cover
The Churchill Memorandum
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com
Paperback at Lulu.com


The Column of Phocas front cover
The Column of Phocas
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com

Freedom of Speech in England front cover
Freedom of Speech in England
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com
Hardback at Lulu.com
Paperback at Lulu.com


Cultural Revolution, Culture War front cover
Cultural Revolution, Culture War
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com
Paperback at Lulu.com

Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power front cover
Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com
Paperback at Lulu.com


War and the National Interest: Arguments for a British Foreign Policy front cover
War and the National Interest: Arguments for a British Foreign Policy
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com
Paperback at Lulu.com

The Land Question front cover
The Land Question in Classical Liberal Thought and the "Georgist" Contribution to Classical Liberalism: A Bibliography
by Chris R. Tame & Sean Gabb
Amazon.com


Acts of the Apostles front cover
Acts of the Apostles: A Greek Latin and English Parallel Text: Being an Aid for Adults to the Easier Learning of the Classical Languages
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com

Literary Essays front cover
Literary Essays
by Sean Gabb
Amazon.com


Dispatches from a Dying Country front cover
Dispatches from a Dying Country
by Chris R. Tame & Sean Gabb
Amazon.com

Economy and Virtue front cover
Economy and Virtue
by Dennis O‘Keeffe (with contribution by Sean Gabb)
Amazon.com


Truancy in English Secondary Schools front cover
Truancy in English Secondary Schools
by Department for Education (with contribution by Sean Gabb)
Amazon.com

Don't Fence Me In: Essays on the Rational Truant: The Empty Desk Syndrome front cover
Don‘t Fence Me In: Essays on the Rational Truant: The Empty Desk Syndrome
by Michael Conolly and, Dennis O‘Keeffe (with contribution by Sean Gabb)
Amazon.com


Homeschooling in Full View: A Reader front cover
Homeschooling in Full View: A Reader
edited by Bruce S. Cooper (with contribution by Sean Gabb)
Amazon.com

 



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Richard Blake's Books


Richard Blake is a historian,
broadcaster and university
lecturer. He lives in Kent
with his wife and daughter.

Richard Blake
Richard Blake


Conspiracies of Rome front cover
Conspiracies of Rome
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com

The Terror of Constantinople front cover
The Terror of Constantinople
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com


The Blood of Alexandria front cover
The Blood of Alexandria
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com

The Sword of Damascus front cover
The Sword of Damascus
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com


The Ghosts of Athens front cover
The Ghosts of Athens
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com

The Curse of Babylon front cover
The Curse of Babylon
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com


Game of Empires front cover
Game of Empires
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com

Death in Ravenna front cover
Death in Ravenna
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com


The Devil's Treasure front cover
The Devil's Treasure
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com

How I Write Historical Fiction: Advice from a Practitioner front cover
How I Write Historical Fiction: Advice from a Practitioner
by Richard Blake
Amazon.com



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Vin Suprynowicz's Books

Vin Suprynowicz is an American libertarian author who formerly edited the editorial pages for the Las Vegas, Nevada based Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Vin Suprynowicz
Vin Suprynowicz


The Testament of James, From the case files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens front cover
The Testament of James, From the case files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens
by Vin Suprynowicz
Amazon.com Kindle Edition
hardback, signed leather-bound First Edition, limited to 650 copies from Cat‘s Curiosities

The Ballad of Carl Drega, Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1994-2001 front cover
The Ballad of Carl Drega, Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1994-2001
by Vin Suprynowicz (out of print, limited availability)
Cat's Curiosities


The Black Arrow, A Tale of The Resistance  front cover
The Black Arrow, A Tale of The Resistance
by Vin Suprynowicz
Cat‘s Curiosities (signed)
Cat‘s Curiosities (leatherbound, signed)
Cat‘s Curiosities

Send in the Waco Killers, Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 front cover
Send in the Waco Killers, Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998
by Vin Suprynowicz
Cat‘s Curiosities
Cat‘s Curiosities (signed)
Cat‘s Curiosities (cover in first state, darker blue)


cover
The Miskatonic Manuscript (Case Files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens Book 2)
by Vin Suprynowicz

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

 



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Scott Bieser's Books

Scott Bieser is an illustrator and writer of comics, and a former computer game animator.

Scott Bieser
Scott Bieser


TPB:TGN
The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith & Scott Bieser

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

A Drug War Carol front cover
A Drug War Carol
by Susan W. Wells and Scott Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas
by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

The Last Sonofabitch of Klepton front cover
The Last Sonofabitch of Klepton
by Scott Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


Quantum Vibe Volume 1: Nicole front cover
Quantum Vibe Volume 1: Nicole
by Scott Bieser & Zeke Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Quantum Vibe Volume 2: Murphy front cover
Quantum Vibe Volume 2: Murphy
by Scott Bieser & Zeke Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Quantum Vibe Volume 3: Seamus
by Scott Bieser

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

Escape From Terra Volume 1 front cover
Escape From Terra Volume 1
by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser, & Lee Oaks
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


Escape From Terra Volume 2 front cover
Escape From Terra Volume 2
by Sandy Sandfort, Scott Bieser, & Lee Oaks!
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Escape From Terra Volume 3
by Scott Bieser & Sandy Sandfort

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


Phoebus Krumm cover
Phoebus Krumm
by L. Neil Smith & Scott Bieser

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

La Muse front cover
La Muse
by Adi Tantimedh, Scott Bieser, Hugo Petrus, & -3-
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


Odysseus The Rebel front cover
Odysseus The Rebel
by Steven Grant & Scott Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

 CyberLust: No. 1 front cover
CyberLust: No. 1, June 1991- The First Computer-Generated Erotic Comic! FOR ADULTS ONLY!!
by Scott Bieser
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
CyberLust: No. 2
by Scott Bieser

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

 



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
J. Neil Schulman's Books

J. Neil Schulman is a writer, publisher, radio personality, composer, prophet, filmmaker, and actor. His novels Alongside Night (published 1979) and The Rainbow Cadenza (published 1983) which both received the Prometheus Award, a libertarian science fiction award. His third novel, Escape from Heaven, was also a finalist for the 2002 Prometheus Award.

J. Neil Schulman
J. Neil Schulman


cover
Alongside Night—30th Anniversary Edition
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Alongside Night—The Movie Edition of the novel
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Alongside Night—The Movie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)
Directed J. Neil Schulman

staring Kevin Sorbo, Jake Busey, Tim Russ, Garett Wang, Gary Graham
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Alongside Night—The Graphic Novel
by J. Neil Schulman, illustrated by Lee Oaks

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
J. Neil Schulman's Books

cover
The Rainbow Cadenza
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
The Frame of the Century?
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Escape From Heaven
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
The Heartmost Desire
by J. Neil Schulman

Foreword by Brad Linaweaver
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Nasty, Brutish and Short Stories
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Self Control: Not Gun Control
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Unchaining the Human Heart: A Revolutionary Manifesto
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
The Book of Words
by J. Neil Schulman

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

 



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Brad Linaweaver

Brad Linaweaver is a science fiction writer and independent movie producer. He owns the little brass cannon that formerly belonged to Robert A. Heinlein.

cover
Brad Linaweaver


cover
The Land Beyond Summer
by Brad Linaweaver

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
Clownface
by Brad Linaweaver

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


cover
Anarquía: An Alternate History of the Spanish Civil War
by Brad Linaweaver and J. Kent Hastings
Illustrator, Kelly Freas
Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

   



FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE FREE RADICAL BOOKSTORE
Robert LeFevre's Books

Robert LeFevre was an American libertarian businessman, radio personality, and primary theorist of autarchism.

Robert LeFevre
Robert LeFevre


cover
A Way to Be Free, the Autobiography of Robert LeFevre; Volume 1; The Making of A Modern American Revolutionary
by Robert LeFevre

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
A Way to Be Free, the Autobiography of Robert LeFevre: Volume 2, the Making of a Modern American Revolution
by Robert LeFevre

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com


The Philosophy of Ownership  cover
The Philosophy of Ownership
by Robert LeFevre

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com

cover
The Nature of Man and His Government
by Robert LeFevre

Click cover to buy at Amazon.com



 

You are Visitor Number

since July 9, 1996.
(Counter services provided by Web-Counter)

This site may receive compensation if a product is purchased through one of our partner or affiliate referral links. You already know that, of course, but this is part of the FTC Disclosure Policy found here. (Warning: this is a 2,359,896-byte 53-page PDF file!)

Permission is hereby granted to quote from TLE, provided that the author is fully cited, that the quotation is unaltered in any way, and that TLE is fully identified as the source (include TLE's URL plus the issue number and/or the specific URL of the article). NOTE: articles are owned by the authors and you must have their permission for any other use.

Permission is further granted to reprint articles from L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE, provided that the article is printed in full and is not altered in any way, that full recognition is given to the author, and that TLE is fully identified (include TLE's URL plus the issue number and/or the specific URL of the article).

NOTE: In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, all material contained herein is distributed for nonprofit educational purposes, and for other fair use purposes including, but not limited to, criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and/or research.


http://ncc-1776.org/
L. Neil Smith's
The Libertarian Enterprise

Μολὼν λαβέ μητροκοίτης