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Letters to the Editor
from Jonathan David Morris. Richard Colwell, L. Neil Smith
Chapter 27: "Nightcrawlers"
An Excerpt from Blade of p'Na
Forthcoming, by L. Neil Smith
Early the next morning, Eichra Oren and I were awakened by someone
parked in our driveway, insistently and incessantly sounding their veek's klaxon. On a
shelf, my sympathetic sponge (not the same as a singing sponge), one of the stranger
features offered up by nautiloid civilization, was still the same as I had been last
night, road-weary, cranky and tired, but within a few minutes the sponge was my old self
Libertarian Law: Competence and the Common Defense
A literalist interpretation of the Zero-Aggression Principle can imply
that pushing someone out of the way of a falling piano involves the initiation of force
against them, and is thus immorala result which goes so far out of common sense and
empathy that it can be used by anti-libertarians to disparage the ZAP. The trouble with
trying to refute this idea is that it's actually truepushing someone against their
will is an initiation of force against them.
Violence Solves a Lot
by Kirby Ferris
One of the more insidiously deceptive lines of the socialist-liberal
agenda is the banal phrase: "Violence doesn't solve anything." How much retrospection is
required to understand that Hitler wasn't stopped by peace marches, negotiations, or
"conflict resolution" sessions? It is a horrible, disgusting task, but evil acts, whatever
shape they take, must eventually be countered by a superior, violent force.
Open Letter to FedGoons
by The Old Lady Out West
Surveillance might not work out quite as intended here in the rural West.
The other day I went to town and saw a big, black (clean) SUV at the only signal light in town.
It had quite a few stubby radio antennas and smoky glass windows (illegal for the rest of us),
so I wasn't surprised to see two young men in it with hard looking faces.
Online Censorship: Uncensored
by Jonathan David Morris
Yesterday morning I posted a column called "An Article in Protest of
Internet Censorship." It took about three seconds for the average reader to realize the
article was blank, and about seven more seconds of scrolling up and down on the page to
realize they weren't imagining it. The blankness of this column, of course, was no accident.
It was the point. That was my protest.
The Second Second Amendment
by Alan Korwin
Officials travel armed. When a contingent of our officials visits any
other country, they bring armed personnel in classic right-to-bear-arms manner. Life is
dangerous and the ability to protect yourself is a reasonable and prudent thing, a
fundamental human right of existence, a moral imperative. So they go armed. It's only
rational. Hillary and similar bring along enough firepower that if some of their group
go one way while some head off in another, they're both covered.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 160
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 160 of a weekly cartoon series.