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Number 1,147, March 13, 2022

Night-Dark Wasting Time Again!

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Today, I started thinking about my garden. I have two greenhouses, a “cool” greenhouse with an eastern exposure, and a very “hot” greenhouse with a western exposure. I’m a novice gardener, last year was my first, and I’m sorting my way through all the permutations and combinations that are possible with two greenhouses and a lawn that I would much rather see covered with wildflowers than with grass.

Tomorrow, I’m going ice skating … something I used to do five or six times a week with Rylla, while Neil sat in the bleachers and wrote novels, articles, email, anything that moved him in the moment. It will be different without them there, but still good (and a little bit scary, and probably healthy).

And what, I hear you wondering, does all of this have to do with anything? Well, some changes are coming. I know that much is obvious in the world around us, but changes are also coming on a more immediate and personal level as well. L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise is about to enter an expanded era. Not new in mission, because the publication and the team behind it remain committed to all the passions and principles of its founder. But new because there are new opportunities, new technologies, and new necessities bearing down on us at a pace that we must, if not embrace, at least learn to navigate.

There will be more information coming and we’ll share details as they are available. Access to the content you’ve come to expect will remain, along with some new content we hope you’ll find exciting and worthy of a modest investment.

In the meantime, and while the details and dust settle, I want to personally thank those who continue to contribute to the content and meaning of this enterprise. And to those who affectionately (or otherwise) lurk, we would love to hear from you. I’m just guessing that the readers of this publication are not without strong opinions and great ideas on the personal, communal, and global levels.

Here is our editorial policy:

The Libertarian Enterprise (TLE) is a journal of, by, and for adults who understand that the only way to achieve freedom for oneself is to champion freedom for everyone, even, and especially, for those with whom you disagree.

There are no “safe spaces” from words here. Adults of all ages who write for this publication are interested in discovering the truth and applying that truth, ruthlessly, to achieve the American trinity of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

The writers and readers of this journal are invited and encouraged to speak the truth as they see it with respect and grace (and understanding that there will be disagreements among people of good will). The ground rule here (minor infractions may get you scolded) is an absolute prohibition against advocacy of the initiation of force against another human for any reason whatsoever.

Those new to the truth that freedom can ultimately be removed from another human only through the use (or meaningful threat—like a government) of physical force are advised to pay particular attention to the concept and context of initiation. A wise man, founder of this journal, once observed that there are modes of human communication. The path to victory (in any context) is to master the mode currently in use. Most humans use language (written, spoken, visual) to communicate. These are non-violent forms of communication that require reasoning, skill, and persuasion, and they are the forms of communication that the readers and writers who contribute here employ.

Those who believe they possess the right to impose their will through the use of physical force have chosen the means of communication they wish to employ. It is the conviction of this publication that the use of superior retaliatory force is a principled, and indeed, mandatory response to such offense.

Within these guidelines, please tell us what you think about the issues facing the world today, the increasingly spectacular failure of democracies (angry truckers), and our constitutional republics (angry, and yet polite, citizens), to rationally recognize and effectively cope with the events that surround us. How do we go about building effective, supportive, ethical, and moral communities (civilizations) that preserve the rights of the individual and make comfortable and productive lives not only possible, but natural?

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise is dedicated, above all, to identifying and fostering discussion of the truth. Without that fundamental foundation, everything else we do is, ultimately, doomed to failure.

“This publication stands against the liars, thieves, murderers, and destroyers who tear down civilization, topple statues, and attempt to erase history.  We stand for freedom, peace, civility, culture, technology and possibility. We insist on a future in which men and women are free to build and keep what they make.” – Jim Davidson

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