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Number 731, July 28, 2013
"One of the most unmistakable indications
that a civilization is in decline is when
it is no longer capable of telling
its heroes from its villains."


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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 4 parts.
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Letters to the Editor
from Jeff Fullerton, Rich Matarese, A.X. Perez, Sean Gabb, Eric Odom, and Frank Ney
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Heroes Three
by L. Neil Smith
One of the most unmistakable indications that a civilization is in decline is when it is no longer capable of telling its heroes from its villains. Three heroic individuals, recently in the news, come to mind.
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The 5000 Year Leap: A Heartbeat Away From the Stars
by Jeff Fullerton
The Constitution study group last night sponsored by the Monroeville Tea Party went well. Glad I went and at first I was reluctant to go because the evening was so nice and I could have gotten so much done around the place. I did get the grass around the house cut and fed the turts and looked at the fading blooms of the Mexican shell flowers that last only a day withering in the evening sun. Also caught the recently acquired and equally ephemeral cute little pink flowered cactus too late. The bud looked plump and promising late morning but takes forever to open. Previous times it was still closed when I checked before departing for 11A shift and that day I saw it early evening already on the process of closing and forgot to photograph it prior to departure.
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Free Will and the Natural World
by Giovanni Martelli
The natural world, that is to say the mundus in which we live, has always presented a problem in terms of theology and philosophy. Are we, humans (with our arguably free will and human nature), part of that natural world, or are we not? Are we animals as are dogs and apes and elephants, or have we in some way transcended this order? What have we become, or what has become of us, that makes us as special as we are? Over the decades and centuries, many attempts have been made to explore this divergence from the rest of the animal order; it is apt, for example, to bring in the famous words of René Descartes, _cogito ergo sum_: I think, therefore I am. This is one in a long string of observations and theories that attempt to distinguish and set apart mankind from beasts, but can it set man apart as separate from the natural world in which he happens to dwell? Perhaps one could argue that man's experiments on nature and natural phenomena can set him apart, but man can also experiment on himself (of which he is clearly a part). There may never be a satisfactory answer as to how man should affect and be affected by his surroundings, but this does not stop man from dwelling continuously on his place in the universe.
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Questions for Constitutionalists
by Paul Bonneau
I earlier wrote an article explaining why anarchists ought to stop their Constitution-bashing and start talking with Constitutionalists. Now I want to hit it from the other end, asking what Constitutionalists are prepared to give. See, "Restore the Constitution!" is a nice motto (some even call themselves "restorationists") but it still leaves out the question of which constitution they intend to restore. The current one, with all the amendments? That, and an additional amendment saying, "We really mean it!", or adding some other enforcement mechanism? The Constitution originally ratified, with no amendments? Or with just with the Bill of Rights? Are you going to dump the General Welfare clause? Are you going to narrow the Commerce clause? Are you going to modify the verbiage about taxation? Are you going to keep the 14th Amendment, which was clearly improperly ratified and conflicts with the 10th Amendment? Are you going to keep the bait-and-switch 16th Amendment, installed by Progressives and enabling the out-of-control growth of government? Are you going to recognize nullification or secession?
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Where's America These Days?
by Cathy L.Z. Smith
For the first time in my life I am ashamed to be what the world thinks of as an American. To the world, and to me, this is a nation of cowards. A man who has told the truth to the world is declared -- by a man who has never told the truth -- to be a criminal, and his life, future, and freedom hang in limbo, a captive of all the 21st Century wannabe dictators who currently infest this planet, all of them afraid to tell the neighborhood bully to go fuck himself.
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The MacBear/Lysandra Heptalogy
A Seven-Novel Proposal

by L. Neil Smith
The world is two miles tall and seven in diameter for young Berdan Geaner, growing up aboard one of the great interstellar vessels of the rapidly expanding Galactic Confederacy, among human beings, porpoises, killer whales, chimpanzees, gibbons, orangutans, and gorillas -- not to mention numerous alien species the wandering Earth-born races have discovered.
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Among the Many Things We've Lost...
by Cathy L.Z. Smith
This has been a disturbing week full of personal turmoil, because I have realized explicitly that, along with the many loses we've all discussed between and among ourselves, there are aspects to the events of recent weeks that call into stark relief another of the many things that we have lost, not just since 9/11, not just since Vietnam, not just since Korea, not just since WWII, not just since WWI, not just since the War Between the States, and, indeed, not just since the American Revolution.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 237
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 237 of a weekly cartoon series.
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