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Letters to the Editor
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The Deep State
by L. Neil Smith
Those who are familiar with my work all know that I consider myself an acolyte, of sorts, of the late, great libertarian philosopher, author, and lecturer Robert LeFevre. You can look Bob up in Wikipedia; the entry isn’t too bad. He is said to have been the model for Prof. Bernardo de la Paz in Robert A. Heinlein’s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. Also, my friend Carl Watner wrote a biography of Bob that you should read. I didn’t agree 100% with Bob—among other things, he was a pacifist—but he taught me a very great deal about history and human nature.
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Clearing the Fog
by Sarah A. Hoyt
In a way I’ve always loved fog. Literal fog, I mean. For someone who lives with her head between worlds, fog can be magical. It obscures reality, it shifts, it obscures and reveals.
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The Deeper Meaning of Julian Assange
by L. Reichard White
It was one of those mistakes which often happen when you involve a government in your affairs—but it wasn’t Mr. Assange, it was the two women who managed to bed him who made that mistake.…
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Publisher of Truth
by Jim Davidson
Julian Assange publishes the truth. Therefore he was falsely accused, tormented for years in the embassy of Ecuador in London, and is now arrested.
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A History-Making Speech
by L. Neil Smith
This is a shameless commercial. Many, many years ago (I don’t remember exactly how many) I wrote and delivered a longish speech called “I Dreamed I Was A Libertarian In My Maidenform Bra”. The reference, for all of you under 50, was to a series of TV and radio commercials that concerned young ladies dreaming they had various unlikely adventures in their Maidenform bras, and was once funny. Now it has to be explained, which is, of course, the death of funny.
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Second Amendment Sanctuary County Status for Bernalillo County
by Mike Blessing
I support the Second Amendment, but . . . . But even if it were repealed tomorrow, by unanimous vote of the full U.S. House, the full U.S. Senate, and all fifty State Legislatures, the pre-existing, civil, human right to own and carry weapons for defense of self, family and community doesn't go away one bit.
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Nihon Ishigame 5 Years Later Part III: The P-squares!
by Jeff Fullerton
They made it.The two Guerrero Wood Turtles—Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima pulcherrima from Rodriguez Chelonians delivered to my door by Fed Ex overnight express at 10 AM on the dot. Probably the only good thing about the day because I was seriously under the weather from a stomach bug most likely caught at work.
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They Took Away the Doughboy’s Rifle
by Vin Suprynowicz
We’ve all heard stories about young children being punished at school by their socialist teachers for drawing or cutting out pretend handguns, or even for pointing a finger on the playground and saying “Bang! Bang!” And some of us did sound the alarm about the “slippery slope,” years ago, when the forces of Political Correctness realized how easy it was to start rewriting history by “digitally editing” old historical photos. After all, why NOT remove the cigarette holder from old photos of President Franklin Roosevelt? You don’t want today’s kids to think it’s OK to smoke, do you?
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A Day On Facebook
by L. Neil Smith
I tend to employ Facebook the way that other people use Twitter. We could talk about why, and why I don’t like Twitter (I don’t like Facebook, either) but that’s a conversation for another time. Usually, I post once or twice a day, but this week, I found plenty to comment on. Here are some of my posts, slightly edited, and with an additional comment here and there.
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