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Federal Marshals Threaten, Censor Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith
For the first time, in its sixteenth year of publication, this journal of libertarian views and opinion—bound by an absolute moral resolve never to initiate force against anyone for any reason, nor to advocate or delegate its initiation—has been threatened by agents of the federal government and ordered to remove content from its website.

We Report ...
by the staff
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: no changes have been made to this material except that it has been broken into paragraphs and extraneous punctuation removed so it can actually be read. It was sent to us by one David J. Earnest, who is solely and deliberately responsible for our recent scrape with federal marshals (he actually brags about it), and this is absolutely the last time his writings will ever appear in the virtual pages of The Libertarian Enterprise.

You Decide
by the staff
[PUBLISHER'S NOTE: we present herewith Jim Davidson's reply to David J. Earnest.]

Visions of the Future
by Bob Wallace
When I was in college I took four economics courses: Principles of Macro, Principles of Micro, and Intermediate Macro and Intermediate Micro. Half of the material—the free market half—made sense. The other half, being Keynesian/Marxist nonsense, should have been junked 60 years ago.

For Washington, It Is a Big Game With No Ending
by James Glaser
The first rule in Washington's game is tell the people what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how outrageous they have to be, just keep the American public satisfied that they are working for us. The truth? Well, the truth doesn't really matter. That is why President Obama can pretend that he is doing something about our debt, and the Republicans can pretend that they are going to do even more.

Of Pine Trees and Light Bulbs
by L. Neil Smith
The earliest flag associated with the American Revolution shows the image of a pine tree, beneath which is the legend, "An Appeal To Heaven". I'd often wondered about what I thought was a fairly strange logo and motto, but in the dark days before the Internet, information was a great deal harder to find than it is today. Then, in 1972, I attended a seminar given in Wichita, Kansas, by the famous libertarian author and lecturer, Robert LeFevre (most likely, you know him better as Professor Bernardo de la Paz from Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress), and he told us this story about the Pine Tree Flag.

Why a University?
by Jim Davidson
Some people, notably enthusiasts of voting, secession, and nullification, have been asking me what I am doing to advance the cause of freedom. What do I think is better than another political campaign, another nullification crisis, or another secession crisis? And, of course, why do I think so?

Holy, Freaking, Bouncing (blond, anarchist, with battle rifles) Bovines! Not Jes' "Holy Cow!"
by Michael Bradshaw
The piece by Paul Bonneau in TLE 607 "The End of the Minarchist/Anarchist Dispute" reminds me of my ex's "no-bake cookies", although it does not leave quite as good a taste in the mouth. She {Barbara, not Paul (Although he may be able to, as well. Damn! Now I gotta look up our Mom's oatmeal / raisin / chocolate-chip / walnut recipe...)—Alter Ego} could make a darn-good cookie without the application of heat. Paul tries to do that with psyops, using little more application of thought.

The Churchill Memorandum, by Sean Gabb
Reviewed by L. Neil Smith
Let me begin this with a disclaimer: Sean Gabb, the author of The Churchill Memorandum is a friend of mine. Author, lecturer, TV and radio personality, Sean is what used to be called a "man of parts", intelligent, principled, and tough. Through perspicacity and dogged determination, he has become the face and voice of libertarianism in Britain.

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