The Editor’s Notes

 by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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“On January 4, 2023, I initiated a lawsuit against the Attorney General of the United States and the Director of the BATFE challenging the constitutionality of the Hughes Amendment.

“The case is DeWilde v. Attorney General.”

DeWilde is proceeding pro se. Are there any attorneys willing to assist, perhaps pro bono? File amicus briefs? The pleadings are available.

In This Issue

El Neil contemplates the effects of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. And reminds us of another lockdown.

Marxists seem to think that everything is political. Joakim Book on what that has cost civil society, and tells why he eschews politics.

Buck it up, Buttercup, says Sarah A. Hoyt. Only more politely than your editor would.


February 22: Follow the Science: Lockdowns Go Viral (Premiere) hosted by Tom Woods “Follow the Science: Lockdowns Go Viral is a Netflix-caliber pilot episode of what will be a five-episode docu-series. The pilot is a crucial retrospective of what happened to the world in 2020. It focuses on the issue of lockdowns and explores the critical conversations that should have occurred, but never came to pass: do lockdowns prevent the spread of Covid-19? what is the fallout of these globally-implemented policies?”

One of the people involved in the project is Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford), who first came to my attention with the Great Barrington Declaration.

Feb 15 – April 1, 2023: Libertarian Solutions 3.0 online learning course: How to Share the Libertarian Message with Just About Anyone.

Links! Have we got Links!

If you haven’t heard of the Babylon Bee, you’ve been living in a cave somewhere out beyond the asteroid belt. Its obvious conservative bent is a relief from the usual liberal satire outfits. They mock both liberal and conservatives (OK, not all that hard to do). They aren’t afraid to take on theological issues in their satire, a welcome change. Be careful, though. Some BBC (that’s Babylon Bee dot Com) articles are more accurate than the “serious” press.

That Taxation=Theft is well known to libertarians and others on Facebook. Here it is with a bit more coherent explanation than is usual on Facebook.

Should State Officials Receive Qualified Immunity for Creatively Resisting Bruen? An interesting read. As qualified immunity is expanded more and more, constitutional rights shrink and vindicating them gets more expensive and harder to do.

How the wokeness it pushes could destroy higher education Higher education and the government school system are self-destructing. From Glenn Reynolds, founder of the blog.

The Great Dropout: Why 1.4 Million Children Left Public Schools in 2020 and Where They Went And the government schools continue to hemorrhage.

The Best Video On Climate Change That You Will Ever See From British (formerly Russian) satirist Konstantine Kisin.

Left-wing politicians in Germany vent their fury at appointment of new defense minister… because he’s a man The German cabinet is now nine males to seven females, and some people are furious at that. Never mind that the outgoing defense minister, Christine Lambrecht (SDP), made a mess of things with gaffes of almost trumpian dimensions, among other things. If one were going to be sexist about it, one might say that Lambrecht became a poster girl for why women shouldn’t be defense ministers. Instead, we’ll just note that Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) made a creditable job of it, and is now president of the European Commission.

And now for something completely different: Appropriate Responses to “Have You Considered Freezing Your Eggs?”


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