The Libertarian Enterprise

Since 1995

An International Journal of Opinion


What The Libertarian Enterprise Is and Isn’t

Welcome to The Libertarian Enterprise, an online publication dedicated to spreading genuine and unabashed libertarian opinions on the internet and elsewhere.

Who is a libertarian?

“Zero Aggression Principle”

A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.

Current Issue

Issue Number 1,219, August 6, 2023

The Editor’s Notes

 by Charles Curley [email protected] Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise In This Issue L. Neil returns in high dudgeon on another idea for a campaign to get our liberties back. Benjamin Williams unpacks Soviet Russia's and Stalin's terrible...

Letters to the Editor

Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise Send Letters to [email protected] Note: All letters to this address will be considered for publication unless they say explicitly Not For Publication Letters to the editor are welcome on any and all subjects....

Resistance to Tyranny

 by L. Neil Smith [email protected] Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise The news last week, to quote Walter Cronkite, was "filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times". And seldom have times more badly needed altering—although I'm...

Lord Cardigan and Doctor Taza

by Eric Oppen [email protected] Exclusive to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise Bn the 19th century, the British Army had a problem. After the Napoleonic Wars, it had had little of importance to do. In this atmosphere, the evils of the “purchase” system...

Our Bookstore

Liberty Friendly Authors

L. Neil Smith’s Ares

Coming on June 20th!

Support Us

Help support independent journalism

“Govenment healthcase is the first step to cyanide showers.”

—Neil Smith (no relation)

“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

“Hell, if the government had a war on stupidity, it would lose that, too.”

—Sam Hall

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! :-)

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

List of WikiLeaks mirrors:

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE, run by Cathy L.Z. Smith and Rylla 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 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, Inc. or its affiliates.

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.
L. Neil Smith’s
The Libertarian Enterprise

Μολὼν λαβέ μητροκοίτης