L. Neil Smith's
The Libertarian Enterprise

Number 705, January 13, 2013



The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
Part 1

by Terence James Mason
Call to Action. I implore any readers of this essay who believe that impeachable offense have been conducted, and in particular who have a Democrat representative or Democrat senators, to contact them, diligently laying out the case for impeachment.

Letters to the Editor
from Alan Korwin, and Michael Bradshaw

The Lone and Level Sands
by L. Neil Smith
What follows is a short story I was commissioned to write for a collection called Future Washington, edited by Ernest Lilly and published in October 2005, a few weeks before I'd finished Ceres. in some ways it is a sequel to Ceres, occurring 12 years after the novel concludes. In others, it is a prequel to a novel I haven't written much about yet. It is to be called Rosalie's World, in which we follow Llyra and Morgan and their growing family to the world her great grandfather Emerson Ngu discovered, and named after her great grandmother.

Dear Mr. Security Agent
by Matt Bracken
Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years.

Home Invasions
by Jonathan David Morris
I own a home, but I don't have to tell you where it is. I have a kitchen with stainless steel appliances in it, but I don't have to share pictures of them with you.

Am I The Last To Know?
by Madison MacBear
Sometimes I feel like I'm retreading old ground. I'll find a new, exciting bit of information, rush out to tell all my friends, and then find that everyone already knows about it, and has for years. As the wise man said, "things you aren't aware of fill libraries." Perhaps I'm the Vanka-come-lately, and everyone here already knows that the FedGov is only treating people they way they have asked to be treated. Perhaps everyone on this forum already knows that by calling themselves "United States citizen", "U.S. person", or "taxpayer", that they are giving up their protected-by-the-Constitution rights in favor of being ruled by the Congress. Perhaps I have missed the discussion, and should rifle through the back issues of The Libertarian Enterprise to find where El Neil and friends talk about electing a domicile on federal territory, and how it causes the elector to knowingly, willfully, with full knowledge aforethought (or at least, so it is judged by the law) give up all the rights due a freeborn sovereign in favor of absolute rule by the Congress, and the few privileges which they, in their infinite disdain, disdeign to grant them.

by Neale Osborn
How many times have we heard/read the line "Fine. If you want to excercise your 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, then get a flintlock musket. Because our forefathers couldn't possibly have foreseen fully automatic assault weapons!" (usually in a smarmy voice). I'm sure others have said similar things, but today, Jim Comfort said it so well, I have to copy it here: If you want a forum with which to exercise your individual right to free speech, get off the internet and go stand on a stump in the town square.

Neurotic Cowards
by A.X. Perez
Hoplophobia means the unreasoning fear and hatred of weapons. A hoplophobe is a person who is afflicted with this fear. Remember the adjective, unreasoning.

Who are the ideological forebears of the modern Gun Control Crowd?
by Neale Osborn
Recently, a friend of mine sent me a video of a tattoo'd man ranting against the Gun Control crowd, and told me that THIS is what my support of the 2nd Amendment would lead me to. The video's final words were "If it goes one inch further I'm gonnatart killin' people!" He was not eloquent, but he summed up a lot of the frustration many of us feel. But I admit that to many, he would be a reason to ridicule support of the 2nd Amendment. So I thought that all people should read the words of the most famous people who support their desire to strip American citizens of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Some supporters claim only to want to restrict a "few extra dangerous types of weapons, and high capacity magazines. Others are opposed to carry, open or concealed, of handguns. And some admit to wanting ALL guns removed from private ownership. But ALL of them have one thing in common. Not one single historical figure who espoused the same ideas was a supporter of individual rights or personal freedoms. They were all dictators.

His Majesty Obama and the Debt Ceiling
by Wendy McElroy
President Obama may be poised to claim an unprecedented executive power. Or not. It depends on whether you credit official denials from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney or public statements from high-ranking Democrats. The monarchical power in question is the ability to raise the debt ceiling at will. It involves bypassing the House of Representatives, which currently has the constitutional authority to initiate all revenue bills.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 211
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 211 of a weekly cartoon series.


"I am aware of the dangers of guns, but I do not agree that those dangers can be eliminated nor even ameliorated by coercive legislation...."
—Robert A. Heinlein Grumbles From The Grave page 64

One of the first science-fiction novels I ever read was Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein, which I found in the library of Franklin Junior High School during my first few weeks in 7th grade. Changed my life. And many years later in 1990 Ballantine Books published the book the way the man wrote it. Very interesting article "Red Planet—Blue Pencil" by Jane Davitt, at [this link]

And I don't know what to think of this:

"Obama Death Squads Kill Top Gun Activists As New Massacre Fears Rise" [at this link]

And finally, in a sincerely yours effort to scare the shit out of the enemies of freedom the way they've been scaring the shit out of us these last many years, I'm sending the folowing letter snail-mail to my senators and representative:

In the midst of calls from the anti-freedom people for "compromise" I ask you to propose repeal of the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and all subsequent and related firearms laws, none of which can be authorized by the Constitution.

Then we pro-freedom people can discuss compromise with the anti-freedom people.

I expect your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Later letters will demand laws exempting all purchases of arms and ammunition be exempt from sales tax, since it is not proper to tax a constitutionally protected activity. Ditto sales tax on books, magazines and newspapers. And so on.... If you have a crazy cousin who's always making up stupid jokes, have him/her make up jokes about the enemies of freedom—you know who they are. Do everything to induce laughter at these enemies. After all, nothing causes sour stomach like having their most cherished beliefs laughed at. Right?

Ken Holder


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