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Number 535, September 6, 2009
"Void the Bill of Rights, you void the Constitution."

The definitive Ted Kennedy cartoon
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It is more than likely now that Tuesday's address by the President to the nation's captive children being held in day-prisons across the land will be mild and general, due to the storm of protest that arose when it was announced he was going to make it.

Thousands of parents, maybe more, intend to keep their kids at home that day. Others have persuaded local admnistrations not to run it at all. This is entirely the fault of the President, having exploited some messianic drive in some voters to choose him in the first place, having repeatedly called for citizens to inform on their neighbors, and having threatened us with, among other things, a civilian security corps "as powerful as the military".

Or words to that effect.

And now, when some of his underlings in Congress have revealed that the FEMA concentration camps the government has been accused of creating (the accusers having formerly been dismissed as paranoids) are real, and in need of funding, he expects people to let him directly address what he must surely regard as tomorrow's Obama Youth?

Paraphrasing the words of a courageous disabled Marine Corps veteran who recently confronted one of Obama's Congressional minions, "Leave our chldren alone!"

And be aware that, although this first attempt will now be mellowed down, the second, or the third, or the fourth will assuredly not be. This would be god-emperor must be denied at every turn if we are to survive his—hopefully brief—regime and regain our freedom.

L. Neil Smith
Publisher and Senior Columnist
The Libertarian Enterprise


Gak. I have been busy the last couple of weeks doing manual labor. Doing it as best I can with my brand-new heart condition and moreso the fine medication that controls it (and also makes me feel tired and sensitive to sun and heat and manual labor). Also, it keeps raining, which is not what you want while working on wooden house exteriors. And I've got to be finished before the night-time temp drops to 50-degrees Fahrenheit or below, which it tends to start doing in September up here at 6,000-feet above sea-level. Or even seal-evel. The chemicals in the stain-and-finish don't set-up properly if it gets below 50, it sez. "And so it goes...."

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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, Sean Gabb, Perry E. Metzger, Rex May, Paul Bonneau, A.X. Perez, and Jim Davidson

Better Radishes than Potato-Heads
by L. Neil Smith
I don't know how tall a soapbox The Libertarian Enterprise is to stand on, but it has probably saved my life many times over the years by serving me as a place to vent, when I might otherwise have kept it all inside me and grown a cancer or an ulcer, or had another heart attack.

Muzzling the Internet
by Jim Davidson
The panic press has been bothering some of my friends with claims that "Obama will control the Internet." "The Internet will be shut down." There are things to be concerned about, especially for prominent individuals who are engaged in actual journalism, or whistle blowing, or innovating. And there are tools these people can use to protect themselves.

A Little Gun History
Forwarded, probably from JPFO via Chuck Baldwin
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

After Ethics and Morals, an Article on L. Neil Smith's Religion
by Ian Titter
L. Neil Smith tells us that he is an Atheist. He also writes that he finds all religious ridiculous, yet I have gained the impression that L. Neil Smith is very religious.

L. Neil Smith's "Religion"
by L. Neil Smith
Elsewhere in this issue of The Libertarian Enterprise, there is an article from one Ian Titter, accusing me, in essence, of hypocrisy because, in his view, although I call myself an atheist, I am "very religious".

Frank Frazetta
by A.X. Perez
If you are old enough you remember the old Edgar Rice Burroughs reprints that Ace published in the early to middle 1960's. They seemed to form the bulk of the Ace F series ( 40 cents). One of the best things about them were the covers by Roy Krenkel Jr. and Frank Frazetta, especially Frank Frazetta. Especially the scantily clad women.

Light of Liberty
by L. Neil Smith
It says here the European Union has begun forcing people to stop using incandescent lightbulbs, phasing them out one wattage at a time, from high to low, and compelling the use of fluorescent bulbs, because they use less energy and will therefore contribute less to global warming. Don't laugh: the same shakedown is scheduled to happen to Americans in 2012.

Sarah Palin vs. Dr. Death
by Stuart Schwartz
Ezekiel Emanuel is upset. The president's health care czar sees the growing resistance to his vision, to his brave new world of government-run "communitarian" health care in which politicians and bureaucrats control one-sixth of the economy and 100% of our bodies. He doesn't quite understand how it all came apart on him, but he does know who started the unraveling: Sarah Palin.

The Drinking Age: One of America's Greatest Hypocrisies
by Sean Gangol
There are many laws in America that seem both ridiculous and hypocritical. One of them is the drinking laws of this country. At the age of eighteen an individual is old enough to assume almost any responsibility. An individual at that age is old enough to hold a job and live out on his own. At that same age a person is old enough to have consensual sex. If you commit a crime at the age of eighteen, then you will most certainly be tried as an adult. If there is a war, an eighteen-year-old can expect to find himself drafted into the military where he can be forced to fight and possibly die in some third world hell hole. We can trust an eighteen-year-old to defend the freedom and security of this country, but we can't trust them to drink responsibly. This absurd notion fits the very definition of hypocrisy.

It Was Forty Years Ago Today
by Donald Meinshausen, a banned leader
Things aren't much different from forty years ago. We have an unpopular war, waged by an increasingly unpopular president. He is also destroying the economy and our civil liberties in his drive to expand the American state As well we see a huge growth in cultural creativity and greater questioning of authority. As Nietzsche once said "Great culture happens when Empires are in decline." There are differences, of course. Change comes in huge waves after deep seismic moves way below the surface reveal empty sea beds. That happened then and is happening now. We will internet surf a tsunami.

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 40 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

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The Venus Belt

by L. Neil Smith
Phoenix Pick Edition
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The Crystal Empire
by L. Neil Smith
Phoenix Pick Edition

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Tom Paine Maru

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The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas

by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach
Published by Bighead Press, 2008
The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

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

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