The Last Test of Democracy: Part Four
The Great Moratorium

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Number 459, March 9, 2008
"There is no more useful death than
in the act of killing tyrants."

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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, Scott Graves, and Robert Jackman

The Last Test of Democracy: Part Four
The Great Moratorium

by L. Neil Smith
In 1972, when I was 26 years old and had been a libertarian for a full decade already, I attended a week-long seminar in Wichita, Kansas hosted by the local 7-Up bottlers and the Love Box Company. It was conducted by perhaps the freedom movement's greatest educator, Robert LeFevre. He wanted everyone to call him "Bob".

The Global Warming Creed
by Chris Claypoole
I believe in Gore, the Prophet All-Knowing, the Creator of the Internet, and in Global Warming, his brain-child:

What's the True Source of our Right to Bear Arms?
by Paul Bonneau
There are some odd posts being made on gun forums these days. For example, "its people like you that will hand the white house to a commi democrat, who will select the next supreme court justice member.... and they will destroy the 2nd..." This, apparently an attempt to convince us to vote for McCain, that great protector of the 2nd Amendment. Here's another: "The jack booted feds will roll you (and me) up like an old carpet. If you think you can resist then you will join the ranks of the Branch Davidians and the martyrs of Ruby Ridge. All the good sheeple will fall in line or die." This is supposedly what will happen if Obama or Hillary gets elected.

Artificial Scarcities and Surpluses
by Dennis Lee Wilson
I have recently been musing on some of the artificial scarcities and surpluses created by the multiple governments at all levels (National or Federal, State, County, Parish, City, School District & whatever) and what they have done TO the human race.

Give Me That Old Time Religion
by A.X. Perez
Libertarians don't like the word sin. Why should we? Would be tyrants use the word quite a bit to try to force us to live life their way instead of our own. There is also the issue that what is sinful for one faith (eating meat on Friday during Lent for Catholics, Anglicans and Lutherans, for example) is not for others (Most Evangelical Protestants). Not to mention that there's always some spoilsport calling everything we like doing a sin. We don't like the word sin applied to or actions.

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 12
by Scott Bieser
The Planet Klepton—a strange world dominated by thieves and scammers and ruled by an elite class know as The Sonzabitches. . .

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