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Number 422, June 17, 2007
"Aim at zero!"

Stay the Course!
"Stay the Course!"
From "Propaganda posters for the new police state"
by Darian Worden




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Letters to the Editor
from Jim Davidson, Albert Perez, and Darian Worden

A Word of Explanation. . .
by L. Neil Smith
An extremely wise man—Robert LeFevre, whom many know better as Professor Bernardo de la Paz in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—once advised libertarians that, even if they didn't consider themselves anarchists, they should nevertheless "aim at zero".

by N. Karlen
Its popular today in the United States to say that the Electoral College is antiquated. It's a relic of the horse and buggy era and needs to be abolished.

The Definition of Insanity.
by "Shotgun Wedding"
The definition of insanity is when you keep doing the same thing over and over, and expect a different outcome. Prohibition, political correctness, gun laws, censorship and taxes. I'm sure that you the reader can add your own examples to the list. Like many of you, I took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. I emphasize the domestic part because at this time the greatest long term hazard to our freedom is the insanity coming from Washington and the Old Media.

These Candidates Have Issues
by Jonathan David Morris
You know, I've been watching these presidential debates a lot lately, paying attention to the campaign, and all that jazz, and the thing I find interesting about the 2008 election is no one is talking about the U.S. Constitution. People ask these candidates all sorts of questions. Creation vs. Evolution? That, we know where the candidates stand. But the document upon which our government was founded? Who knows? Barack Obama could have Constitution toilet paper, but we'd have no clue, because nobody thought to ask.

Income Taxation Is Immoral, Not Illegal and Unconstitutional
by Todd Andrew Barnett
Conservative columnist (and Fox News Watch panelist) Cal Thomas, in a column he penned for Jewish World Review on April 17, 2000, said it best about the federal income tax: "People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government."

The Wannabe Ninjas
by Bob Wallace
The time: right about now. The location: these days, just about any place in the United States. The characters: an accountant, a Chevy Cavalier, a poodle, and several police dressed completely in black, just like ninjas in a cheap kung fu film.

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