Voter Registration is a One Way Street
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Number 491, November 2, 2008
"The next two to eight years
are going to suck like a Hoover"

by Rex May



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Letters to the Editor
from Robert Jackman, A.X. Perez, Dennis Wilson, Paul Bonneau, Jim Davidson, and The Federalist Society

Voter Registration is a One Way Street
by Dennis Wilson
Since I now REFUSE to vote, (see my TLE articles) I wondered if I could UNregister as a voter. After searching thru all the voter registration material for my state, I concluded that voter registration is a one way street. Like the Roach Motel ad says, with a sinister leer: "They check in, but they don't check out!"

Free Information on The Free Market
by Adam Edwards
Carl the Customer goes to the store and buy a candy bar he likes—a GoonBar, paying his dollar or so. On the same day in Carl's town, lots of other people bought candy bars as well—some of them GoonBars, more bought YummyBars and fewer bought DisgustoBars. In every town in the country, similar transactions occur. Some customers buy candy in bulk at a warehouse store, some pay extra in a movie theater, most buy from a grocery or convenience store. In some towns people really love DisgustoBars, but in more towns, more people like YummyBars. Every one of these people has made a decision without consulting anyone else and chosen the candy they wanted the most at that particular time, at the combination of price and convenience that best suited them at the time. If Carl gets tired of GoonBars and decides to purchase a different candy bar or even stop eating candy altogether, he certainly could do so without notice or permission.

Random Points Along a Line
by Robert Jackman
I am relieved to report that David Rockefeller has been thinking about You and I. Not the type of selfish thinking that Jeff Vogel of the Scorched Earth Party would engage in, but far loftier, measured thought. High Brow stuff. Almost a year ago.

No Lament for Libertarians
by Adam Edwards
Recently, Newsweek and Slate published an article ("The Libertarians' Lament") that waffles between blaming libertarians for the collapse of the economy and pitying them for their intellectual immaturity. Displayed in this article is a misunderstanding of the market and the ethics put forth by libertarians.

"One State"
by Kent McManigal
Here is a new "project" of mine. I get tired of getting these "immigrant scare" emails, so I decided to add some commentary to this one before I passed it along. (McManigal commentary in Blue)

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by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004

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