Letters To The Editor
Letters from MacGregor K. Phillips, Mike Straw,
Curt Howland, Kent Van Cleave, Jeff Fisher, Lehr Duquesne, and
MacGregor K. Phillips again:
by William Stone, III
Until becoming a philosopher of the Zero Aggression
Principle, I was a huge Star Trek fana Trekkie, in fact, back when
"Trekkie" was considered a politically correct term by fans. Rather than
expound the depths of my adoration for the show, I would suggest my essay
"When Star Trek Was New", available in my Tales From SYL Ranch
Why I Took Down "Old Glory"
by Jay P Hailey
I used to love my flag. I used to love the little 3 X 4" ones they'd
hand out every 4th of July. I'd take them home and plant or post
them all over my house.
Women With Guns Fight Back
by Wendy McElroy
Women need to defend themselves, especially single women or those
with husbands overseas. And the media has a responsibility to
discuss honestly the issue of gun ownership. The John Walsh Show on
NBC may have dealt a blow (4/29) to both goals by "ambushing" three
women who agreed to discuss their gun ownership and advocacy on air.
by Manuel Miles, aka Kapt Kanada
Despite the fact that the city in which I live is under a carpet of
snow, technically it is springtime in the northern hemisphere. This
is the time of year when one prepares for summer by cleaning the
house and the garage, doing the lawn work (or shovelling snow here
in Alberta), et cetera. But you already knew all that. What you may
not have realised is this: the Libertarian movement needs to do some
cleaning up of its own, or it will choke on its own debris.
Review: The Case of the Cockamamie Killer
reviewed by Ellen Bingham
This 100-mile-an-hour novel succeeds in entertaining and may even
succeed as art. I thought at first that it might be very bad. But
every succeeding page took me further and further from that
hypothesis. And around 2:30 in the morning and page 135 or so I was
sure it must be very good.
We Are All Liberals Now
by Doug Newman
Rush Limbaugh always tells us that two identifying characteristics
of a liberal are:
An emphasis on symbolism over substance.
An emphasis on feeling rather than thinking.
The Art of Threat Management
by Mike Straw
Is your family safe?
If you spent a million dollars for the most opulent home, complete
with the finest "security" equipment money could buy, would you feel
safer? Ask fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart, who on June fifth 2002
who was illegally kidnapped at gunpoint from her own bedroom in
their six-thousand six hundred square foot, six bedroom house in
Salt Lake City Utah, as her terrified nine year old sister, Mary
Katherine, looked on and her ignorant parents blissfully slept
unaware. The alarm system was conveniently turned off.
The Morpheus Proposal
by Jim Davidson
When we first meet her, the character Trinity is in a room numbered
303. Throughout the film, "The Matrix" there is a delightful motif
of numbers. A little later, we meet the character "Neo" who, we are
told is "the one." Delightfully, Neo is an anagram of "one." After a
knock on the door, we learn he is in room "101."
From The Editor
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