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Number 742, October 20, 2013
Only the Zero Aggression Principle, and
the freedom it generates, can save us from
the same oblivion that swallowed the Sumerians,
the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the ancient
Greeks, the Romans, and the British

by Rex May


The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 4 parts.

Letters to the Editor
from James K. Woosley, L. Neil Smith, A.X. Perez, and Paul Bonneau

The River of No Return
by L. Neil Smith
The Age of Authority, now drawing to a close after ten thousand blood-stained years, has also largely been an age of witlessness and fraud. Stripping history of all of its excuses and rationalizations, it is surpassingly difficult to find a single ruler or leader who was capable of finding his own fundament with both hands and a six-cell Maglite.

The Root of All Power
Capitol Tea Party Speech—October 12, 2013

by Brad Harrington
Now, "power" is a multi-faceted word which can mean a lot of different things, and Merriam-Webster defines power in the following fashion: As a noun, "(1) A position of ascendancy over others; (2) the ability to act or produce an effect; (3) one that has control or authority; (4) physical might—also, mental or moral vigor; (5) the number of times as indicated by an exponent a number is to be multiplied by itself; (6) force of energy used to do work; (7) the amount by which an optical lens magnifies." Also, "power," as a verb, means: "To supply with power and especially with motive power."

The Liberal Fault
by Peter Cyprian
I check "MSNBC's NewsVine" daily after perusing the news and I am often amazed at the absolute idiocy I see being spouted from the rather large number of liberals on MSNBC's NewsVine. Some of the positions I see being taken are just mystifying! How could one group be so misguided? I seriously had to ask myself this question—how could these people be so cross-wired? I was posting on a seed about Evolution being taught in the schools and had a rather heated debate with one of these people and then, it hit me! How could people that are self-proclaimed "educated" people be so screwed in the head? They REFUSE to ever admit when they are wrong! It is that simple. When a liberal is confronted with undeniable facts, they lack the moral character, the intestinal fortitude, to admit they were wrong. Since this is the case, they will continue to spout their nonsense, regardless of the facts. As a professional trainer, I can tell you that the worst situation you can find yourself in a training environment would be when your students believe themselves to be "experts" on the subject material. I have had this happen several times and each time it ended the same way—I taught the class to the best of my ability and they learned nothing. Later, when they failed to perform as expected (sometimes on the battlefield), they had nothing but a litany of excuses, which my company had to debunk each and every one of them. Liberals- it is's a lesson for this and say it out loud: "gee, thank you for showing me the facts that prove my position is invalid, I WAS WRONG TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE." If that is too long winded for you, try this: "I was wrong".

California: Living Proof of the Slippery Slope of Rational Apathy
by C.D. Michel
"It started with a coffee date. Now I'm married with kids. How the heck did that happen?" How indeed? Life sneaks up on us. Change occurs in tiny increments. Before you know it, the order of life has been inverted. It's the same with the law. Aristotle knew what he was talking about when he wrote "Jealously maintain ... the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune." The California slippery slope of anti-freedom legislation—whatever the political agenda—has been a model for the rest of the nation. This is the ceaseless, incremental strategy of the California gun control movement that continues to this day.

The Return Of The Two Party System—It's Way Past Time
by Neale Osborn
It's time... to return to the two party system. And I know JUST how to do it. Many of my friends refer to the Democrats and the Republicans as the two factions of the "Boot on your neck" party. And it's true. They just trade who gets to fuck us over back and forth between them. Lately, the Democrats have been giving the Republicans sage advice—"Just give us what we want, and you might get the White House back." Now, ANYBODY who actually believes that Harry Reid and Barack Obama have the best interests of the Republican party in mind is a complete idiot, but the Republican party apparently believes they do. And today, they showed that they want to be Democrats. They gave Obama everything he wanted, and got... wait for it... income verification prior to receiving Obamacare subsidies. Now, there seems to be no doubt that this is going to pass the House (where this is supposed to have originated, Constitutionally speaking) and it apparently has already passed the Senate (because Democrats vote as Reid tells them, rather than as their constituents want). If it does, it announces the time for the creation of a true two-party system. The parties are The Democratic Republicans, and the TEA Party.

For the Want of a Free Lunch: A Republic Was Lost
by Jeff Fullerton
Government shutdown going on week 3. It came to an end finally with the usual suspects caving as expected. And why not? Hijacked by tyranny—the tyranny of that malignant mutation of the American body politic called Progressivism; the nation has become everything it's founders fought against in the American Revolution. If there is one clear lesson to be learned from this latest government shutdown : social entitlement programs are a Clear and Present Danger to human freedom. We are all hostages. Hostages of a Police State that grows ever more powerful and intrusive by the day. And the Senate republicans may have signed the death warrant of their party.

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 30
by Neale Osborn
Fired?!?! REALLY? Shannon "Bear" Cothran pulled out his concealed Pistol and caused a knife-wielding thief to flee the gas station he was attempting to rob. Police confirmed the attempted theft, and the fleeing thief. When Cothran notified the parent company, he was promptly fired for violating company policies on firearms and thefts. No guns, and reward thieves by giving up the cash. Despite support from the store manager AND the district manager, they fired him for his efforts. Wanna bet he gets offered a job within a week?

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An open letter to President Obama
by Matt Walsh

You strike me as the sort of man who spends a lot of time staring at his own reflection. I wonder, what do you see when you gaze so admiringly at yourself? What image do you find in that mirror of yours? Let me guess: a graceful Greek god with a golden crown, draped in luxurious robes, perched on a giant, magnificent throne atop a mountain in the sky? You see a throng of angels singing your praises and masses of subservient peasants prostrated before you, trembling with fear and awe? You see a man who is more than a man, and a president who transcends the presidency; you see a historic figure of immortal importance?

Yeah, that’s what I thought, and I can’t blame you, Mr. President. By all accounts, you’ve always been an arrogant, haughty narcissist—and that was before you became president. Your supporters and your enemies may argue over whether you descended from heaven on the back of a Pegasus, or were birthed from the bowels of Hell to bring about a Biblical apocalypse, but they both agree on one thing: you are a figure of great significance and immense power. You are either the anti-Christ or the Second Coming, with no room for anything in-between. Surely, this talk might cause even a humble man to slip into a state of vanity and pride, so I can only imagine what it must do to a man such as yourself, already so aloof and so conceited.
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