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A book you’ll enjoy, and a freedom from snooping you’ll enjoy too!
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Why Did it Have to be … Guns?
(Dedicated to Lindsay Graham)

by L. Neil Smith
Over the past 30 years, I've been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I've thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote.
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What the Actual Heck?
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Guys I’ve been away a long time, and I want to come home. I got homesick about a day after I landed.
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Are You Committed to Freedom?
by Jim Davidson
Recently a friend of mine suggested that it would be a bad idea to openly admit his libertarian and anarchist views. Such a political position would be off-putting, I guess. Or maybe it would be dangerous.
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I have many friends who think that I’m a conservative. I will allow that I tend not to like change. All my adult life, I’ve had to (so to speak) dance on a high-wire, which has made me suspicious of any alteration in my circumstances. However, even though I am comfortable among conservatives, and do admit that I see eye-to-eye with them on many issues, I am not one myself.
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Vax Populi
by Harding McFadden
I’d like to pose a question to you: at what point did we let the government, and the majority that they lord over, have free reign to run our lives, up to and including what we put into our bodies? I have to assume that there are those out there, like myself, who subscribe to Wilson’s KYFHO approach to living, but with all of the rolling over for big brother, like the government is actually here to help us, am I truly in the minority when it comes to just being left alone?
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Green Hell
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By the time this article appears on TLE, Earth Day will have come and gone, which would have been an appropriate day to publish an article that once again bashes the modern environmentalist movement.  When I published “Enough of the Green” back in 2008 on TLE, it brought back memories of all the environmentalist propaganda that I had been exposed to as a kid, from the classic Dr.  Seuss tale, “The Lorax” to cartoons such as “Captain Planet” and “Widget the World Watcher”, which even for the time were pretty lame.  Though I did take “The Lorax”, the tale of an industrialist who wipes entire forests off the face of the earth just so he can use the trees to produce a clothing line, pretty seriously.  I also remember how bad I was made to feel that my family didn’t recycle, only to be mad as hell when I found out years later that recycling wasn’t nearly as environmentally friendly as the authorities claimed.  I became even more irate when I found out that the excuse that my school made about running out of trees for being stingy with their paper was also complete hogwash.  The trees that produce paper and pencils are grown in farms, where they are cut down and then regrown.  Come to think of it, why didn’t the industrialist in “The Lorax” do the same thing with the trees that he needed for his clothing line? Because the people who continue to peddle this nonsense want kids to believe that’s how capitalism works in the real world.  Sadly, schools still fill young minds with this same nonsense.  About nine-years-ago when I worked as a substitute, I came across a teacher who made her first-grade class tear the tissues they used to clear their little whiteboards, into two halves because the they were a “Green School.” The real reason was because the officials who ran that school were stupid and cheap.
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