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L. Neil Smith's
Number 352, January 29, 2006

"Another Major Dose of Smoke and Mirrors"

Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty: Tell her you'd marry her all over again
"Rebuilding Faith in our Forefather' Vision"


Crazy weather up here in the mountains. Cold, but not as cold as usual. We even got a dusting of snow last week, and then a bit of rain. Now the bathroom plumbing is stopped up. "If it's not one thing, it's another."

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Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
Cover by Scott Bieser
First uncensored edition. Originally published by Del Rey Books, 1984.
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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by BigHead Press, 2004


Letters to the Editor
Letter from Tom Knapp

The Time is Approaching
by Kathryn A. Graham
I haven't written much for The Libertarian Enterprise lately. I always feel that I am preaching to the choir here. TLE readers are already, as a rule, my friends, and certainly my allies. You know how I feel about what is happening to my country, right? By and large, you also agree with me on what to do about it, right? Therefore, you already know what I am going to say, at least most of the time.

Pissing Off a Defense Attorney
by Geneva Lewis-Hughes
Long time since I've written you. Things in life are quite hectic this past year-divorce, new baby, new pregnancy on top of new baby... you get the idea, LOL.

First Amendment First No More
by Lady Liberty
The Bill of Rights was appended to the Constitution almost from the beginning to protect what our Founding Fathers termed to be "unalienable rights." The intent was to preserve those rights for the individual no matter what the government or the majority of its citizens might think. In references to the "tyranny of the majority," the first ten amendments made a good deal of sense.

Mark Oaten, Rent Boys and the Secret Police:
A View of How England is Governed at the End of its History

by Sean Gabb
At a dinner party last Wednesday, I fell into conversation with a friend who is also a friend of Mark Oaten. He—for those of my readers who do not live in England or in the present—was at the time the home affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrat Party, and was standing for the leadership of his party. I heard from my friend that Mr Oaten's office had just been burgled. We passed an interesting ten minutes speculating on which of his rivals had commissioned the burglary, and what might have been found. We agreed on looking forward to Thursday morning for the newspaper reports.

Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Gore
by Jonathan David Morris
I never thought I would say this. In fact, I may regret saying it. But I've been thinking lately. And looking back, I'm sort of happy I voted for Al Gore.

Kidnapping Plot Robs Father's Rights Group of Credibility
by Wendy McElroy
Last Wednesday, the media decried an alleged plot by fathers' rights extremists to kidnap Prime Minister Tony Blair's 5-year-old son Leo. Subsequent reports have skidded from outrage to skepticism, from the death of an organization to the birth of a movie deal.

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