The Editor’s Notes

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

Your government’s good intentions at work. Illegal immigrants have swamped the hospital system in Yuma, resulting in $26 million in uncompensated care for illegals in the last two years. There are no beds available for locals; they go to Phoenix. Hospitals are prohibited by law from releasing a mother and baby unless the mother has a child car seat. So the hospitals hoovered up all the child car seats in the Yuma area, depriving locals of any seats. The kicker: none of the immigrants own a car. None.

Tribes cannot lease land for more than 25 years, which makes it hard to build infrastructure. One tribe has been trying to get a permit from BIA for 14 years, another 22 years.

You aren’t going to read any of these little gems in your newspaper. I got these from a recording of Rep. Harriet Hageman’s town hall in Buffalo, Wyoming. Cowboy State Politics, March 15, 2023, podcast.

In This Issue

This week’s motto comes from James Bovard’s column on Joe Biden as a bogus benevolent dictator.

Two by two, berets of blue. L Neil Smith takes on the UN and its creature, the International Criminal Court.

“For all the critiques of the American-based [social media] platforms, at the end of the day, they don’t report to the CIA, and they don’t report to the American government.” So says Mark Warner, a US Senator from Virginia. No, they just do its bidding. And the Brazilian government’s bidding. And who knows how many other governments’ bidding. Apparently Senator Warner hasn’t been reading Antônio F. Oliveira’s article “The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Social Media: How State Power and Algorithms Can Threaten Humanity”. We continue with Section 5: Behind the scenes of manipulation: techniques used to influence public opinion. It’s free, Senator Warner; you’re welcome to read it. And we won’t tell anyone you did.

If you think government suppression of free thought is new to this country, think again. From David Beito and FEE, a detailed account of the New Dealers’ and Fair Dealers’ suppression of their opponents. But some things stay the same: As usual, the Democrats opposed free speech, and the Republicans caved.


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Hayek, Friedman, Mises, and Rothbard on The Political Economy of Free Speech, by Thomas DiLorenzo

Congress Members Stop ATF Inspection of the Nation’s Largest Gun Dealer

Game, Set, Match: Routinely reviled by contemporary critics as a celebration of misogyny, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is among Shakespeare’s most misunderstood plays. And why modern interpretations of the play are so caught up in their own 21st century prejudices.

“[o]ther than the technical detail that Trump has only been indicted so far, while Alexei Navalny was prosecuted, what difference is there between the two cases?” The Day America Became Russia The only thing that will be missing — should the indictment ever go to trial — will be Joe StalinBiden sitting behind a curtain in the back of the courtroom.

Warning: Your wireless networks may leak data thanks to Wi-Fi spec ambiguity Not that there’s a lot the average user can do about it, other than keep your software and firmware up to date.

You will find more infographics at Statista Hint: The US ranks 24th.

The 2nd Amendment’s Misconstrued ‘Militia’ A primer on construing the Bill of Rights in general and the Second Amendment in particular.

News of the weird: Wagner Group’s Pornhub campaign. Desperation?

This is why we are not offered a climate referendum — 82% didn’t endorse it Jo Nova on the failure of a climate referendum in Berlin.

Anatomy of a rape hoax: The Stanford Rape Hoax: Jennifer Gries used claims of rape to punish a co-worker. Activists at Stanford used her lies for their own purposes.


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