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L. Neil Smith's
Number 371, June 11, 2006

"A lot of controversy"

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Busy busy busy! That's my life lately anyway. You know, if it's not one thing it's another. Medical crisis with my mother-in-law, my trackball dies and I have to use a *shudder* mouse. Hot weather by day, cool weather by night (the mountain-desert effect). Not that all of these things are of equal stressfulness. You knew that. But anyway, in this maelstrom of uproar, there's always one calm moment: when I sit-down and put the latest issue of The Libertarian Enterprise to bed.

And I hope it's an equally fine moment for you, dear reader, when you sit down and click your web browser over to see what I've got for you. Today there are letters, articles, and a funny "cartoon". Just like (almost!) always. I hope you enjoy this Issue Number 371, and if you can, pitch a bit of "spare change" into the "kitty" located at

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Letters to the Editor
from James J Odle, L. Neil Smith, Pat Taylor, and Kent McManigal:

Death Camp Dolly versus Polly Pot
by L. Neil Smith
I love it! As I recently confessed on my brand new blog over at Big Head Press, I do enjoy a good flap. It does wonders for the circulation, especially when it's happening between two individuals or groups, both of whom happen to be totally disgusting and contemptible. It's nothing short of thrilling to see them bite and snap and claw at one another, going for the throat and eyes.

More Apathy
by Kevin Tulppo
I am exhausted. I'm working like a galley-slave and I've got both of my vehicles down, one of which ain't getting back up.

The Gold Price Trend
by Jim Davidson
The price of gold has risen dramatically since December 2005. It has also fallen substantially since 12 May 2006. What should we expect?

JPFO ALERT: ATF Raids KT Ordnance!
by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Yesterday we received word that KT Ordnance, manufacturer of incomplete (80%-finished) frames, was raided for the alleged "illegal manufacture of firearms." KT Ordnance has been a great asset to those who wish to purchase unfinished receivers with which to anonymously manufacture their own firearms—a perfectly legal process, according to the BATFE website.

What's The Deal With "Seinfeld"
by Jonathan David Morris
Two and a half years ago, I wrote a column called "So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish," in which I came out against the Iraq War before war supporters coming out against the Iraq War was cool. I've always looked back upon that column fondly, but I have to admit it created a moral dilemma for me. As I told some friends at the time, coming out against the war almost felt like coming out of the closet. All of a sudden, I'd done something which seemed to be completely at odds with my very manhood. I knew people would never look at me the same way again. And for some reason, this made me feel like I needed a new brand of hair gel.

A Lot of Controversy
by Ron Beatty
Over the last few weeks, we've seen a lot of controversy in the religious world. Between the release of the movie "The DaVinci Code" and the date 6-6-06, there has been quite a bit of furor. In addition to this, there has been the Senate considering the issue of 'gay marriage' and the religious wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sports and the Free Society
by Christopher Awuku
As a libertarian, I often discuss my political views with family members, friends, acquaintances, co-workers and other people I interact with on a regular basis. On numerous occasions we would go back and forth on topics including the war on drugs, non-interventionist foreign policies, ending state-run education or ceasing the welfare state. Still, there is one question which even I, a hardened libertarian, admittedly struggle to answer in the course of my conversations. How shall a libertarian society cater for and successfully fund sports? I would acknowledge that it's a worthy question in itself and certainly has given me plenty of food for thought.

Theories on Domestic Violence Being Questioned
by Wendy McElroy
Children who witness domestic violence are doomed to repeat "the cycle" and become either abusers or victims as adults. This alarming claim is one of several underlying assumptions that define how society has approached domestic violence for decades. Researchers are now questioning and testing these assumptions.

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