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A Word From the Publisher

Included in this issue of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise is an article by my valued friend Michael Badnarik, former Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, back when that was something respectable. I hadn’t realized until now that Scouting was important in Michael’s life the same way that it was in mine. That nay be why I liked him so well, right away. One reason that I was such a Robert A. Heinlein fan was that Scouting was important to the Old Man, too.

Unfortunately, Scouting has fallen on hard times. It began as early as the Sixties, when the Boy Scouts of America organization fell victim to every stupid, trendy fad that was thrown at it, ever striving to become more hip, more urban, more “inclusive”, more politically correct. There seemed to be less and less room for the representatives and defenders of Western Civilization who had created it in the first place. I toyed, myself with the idea of starting a new group, centered around Western values and the exploration of “the final frontier”—I even outlined a “Space Scout” handbook or manual—but sadly failed to stir up enough interest.

Now the BSA has been implicated in an apparent series of child-molestations—terrible, if true—and has been compelled to establish a billion-dollar fund to compensate the alleged victims, bankrupting the organization, and ending its beneficial influence over the lives of millions of boys, just exactly as our left-wing enemies would wish. Legal scavengers have descended to tear big, bloody chunks out of the quivering carcass. The ambulance-chasers are advertising on TV.

I will not deny the possibility that some criminal low-lives somewhere have violated the trust placed in them by abusing the children in their charge. The practice has become shockingly widespread in our culture. All I can say is that I was a Scout of one kind or another from the time I was eight, and a Bear in the Cub Scouts (I missed Wolf), to the time I was sixteen in the Explorers and discovered girls—and a new kind of exploring. The happiest day of the month was always when Boy’s Life Magazine arrived in the mail. Perhaps the proudest moment in my life was achieving the rank of Eagle, back when it was really difficult.

But at no time, in all those years—an eternity to a kid—did anyone ever try to molest me, blow in my ear, or even waggle a suggestive eyebrow at me. I probably would have hit them with the hatchet I still possess, right here in my office. It may help that my mom was a den-mother, and my dad was always active in my troop, but I never even smelled a whiff of impropriety.

I don’t suppose that anything can be done at this point. An irreplaceable part of American culture has been savagely destroyed and we can only argue about who is responsible. I wistfully regard my Boy Scout days, I miss my fellow Scouts, and I sadly mourn for the BSA.

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The Editor’s Notes
adventures in going to the doctor
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Letters to the Editor
from Jeff Fullerton, A.X. Perez, and Bill St. Clair
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Thoughts In Isolation
by L. Neil Smith
It’s a failing on my part, I realize, but it’s hard for me not to like or dislike actors and actresses on the basis of the characters that they portray. That’s why I was delighted, for example, to discover that Tom Selleck, who has played many likeable roles, such as Thomas Sullivan Magnum, Jesse Stone, Matthew Quigley, and Frank Reagan, is a solid supporter of President Donald Trump.
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Assume a Spherical Cow of Uniform Density in a Frictionless Vacuum
by Sarah A. Hoyt
I‘m not a physicist, nor do I play one on TV. And I did not sleep at Holiday Inn last night. But my kids took way more physics than needed for either of their degrees, and despite being 3 years apart in schooling took those classes together in college.
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Education and the Coronavirus:
Trying to Look on the Bright Side

by Sean Gabb
Whether the Coronavirus is the Spanish Flu come again I cannot say, and will not try. We shall have some grounds for knowing by Easter, and may have confirmation next year, when the annual mortality figures are published. Something I can say, however, is that the response to the Virus will have large and continuing effects. Many things will return to normal after the lockdown. Much else will not. As ever with those things that change, there will be a new set of winners and losers. And, where education is concerned, I can hope that I shall stand in the queue of the winners—not, I suppose, anywhere near the front, but somewhere in it, modestly and gratefully picking up such additional crumbs as may fall to me in the market where I earn much of my regular income.
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Exceeding Expectations
by Michael Badnarik
I was a Boy Scout for twelve years. Later, I served as a Scoutmaster for four different troops, accumulating ten more years in the Scouting program. The BSA used to train boys how to grow up to be honorable, trustworthy men. This is something I think is severely lacking in today’s society. Nonetheless, when I lived in California, I worked in a computer group doing research and development for Pacific Gas & Electric. My supervisor was a great guy, with a deliberately gruff exterior. He walked up and threw a piece of paper on my desk. Then he snarled, “Sign this!”, which I did immediately. Then he said, “Great. Now you’re my Assistant Scoutmaster.” We both pretended that he had coerced me into the position.
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Found Guilty
by Jim Davidson
Sarah Pinero watched the grand jury come back into the room. They had been deliberating separately for only twenty minutes. The assembled crowd which now completely filled the room had been joined by eighty-seven media drones. These represented news organisations from all over North America, and included several pool feeds for more distant places. Outside in courtyards around the building, large screens conveyed the views from the two closed circuit television cameras mounted above the doors at the far end of the room from Sarah’s dais.
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Florida Room Update
by Jeff Fullerton
Late night and all is well. For now. It’s the calm before the storm as I lay down for the night after a busy evening in the Florida Room and in and around the house in general getting ready for what might be the start of the wave that is about to crash down upon the community hospital where I’ve worked as a Technical Partner—formerly Emergency Technician / “Glorified Orderly” since 1994.
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