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Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

Who is a libertarian? by L. Neil Smith

This is one definition of a libertarian by a libertarian.

"Zero Aggression Principle":

A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.

If Koch Brothers Are Libertarians Will They Give Up Free Government Goodies?

If the Koch Brothers are libertarians... will they give up free limited liability protections their private corporation gets from government?

The purpose of a corporation is to separate the owners from the decisions made by the corporation. One such key protection is if a corporation goes under, creditors can't touch the private assets of the owners... or profits of shareholders. To buy such protections on the market would obviously have a cost. So are the Koch's willing to pay for such protections? Or do they intend to be hypocritical parasites?

The Stupid Party Strikes Again by Laurence M. Vance

House Republicans have voted yet again to repeal Obamacare. Naturally, it was a party-line vote of 239-186. Now the bill goes to the Senate so the Republicans can waste even more time. Of course, there is a greater chance that the sun will not rise tomorrow than that Obama would sign the bill to repeal the healthcare law that bears his name.

Koch's Will Spend $900 Million in 2016

The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.

14 Hard Questions for Libertarians – Answered by Thomas E. Woods

Since I can't keep up with answering everyone's objections to libertarianism and since I'm not qualified to answer all of your questions anyway, I offer you a link to Dr. Tom Woods' free ebook, 14 Hard Questions for Libertarians – Answered. Here is the table of contents so that you might know if there is a question you want a libertarian answer to:

Question 1:

How can you favor legalizing drugs? | 2

Question 2:

Parody: Pox News helps Big Oil announce their plan to save humanity

SCENE: Two network anchors, female and male, sit side by side. Another man sits off to the left, awaiting his interview.

Avent Gotaclu: This is Avent Gotaclu

Glory of Doubt and Challenge

Blasphemy, Doubt, & Enlightenment are topics we have discussed in various threats. The link is to many sources on said topics.

American Ignorance example #69

20 years ago, small pox, polio, and measles were erradicated, # of cases? 0

With American ignorance and gullibility (they still think fox is news) outbreaks are back. Chris Christie thinks parents should have a choice whether to vaccinate or put their kids at risk, or let them count on other parents vccinate so measles will still be gone.

Going On The Offensive: What Should Be The Core Liberal/Progressive Message?

This topic was originally started by a Danielle... who I believe filled in for Thom a few weeks back. This topic has gone nowhere since the 19th. Here's what I posted:

Warren Beatty's 2005 advice to Gov. Schwarzenegger — some advice on power

The year was 2005 and it is just a fresh and pertinent for today.

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/05/21_beatty.shtml

Warren Beatty Academy Award-winning director Warren Beatty gave the keynote address at the graduation ceremony for UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. (Photos by Bart Nagel)

Actor Warren Beatty gives public-policy graduates —
and Gov. Schwarzenegger — some advice on power

Public Affairs | 21 May 2005

Insane Science

watch/teslas-insane-mode- The driver chooses insane over and over and expects the same result.

I'm here. How many of you are on non-progressive political forums

I'm on a progressive political forum engaging in debate. How many of you go to libertarian political fora and engage in debate?

Harry Browne's 1996 Libertarian Party Nomination Acceptance Speech

If you really want to know what libertarians think, watch. It's about 40 minutes.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4464091/harry-browne

The Pollution Solution Part 1, by Dr. Mary Ruwart

The Pollution Solution (Part I)

Question: Isn't government the best protector of the environment and our national parks? What steps would libertarians take in this arena?

Who's the greatest polluter of all? The oil companies? The chemical companies? The nuclear power plants?

If you guessed "none of the above" you'd be correct. Our government, at the federal, state, and local levels, is the single greatest polluter in the land. In addition, our government doesn't even clean up its own garbage!

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Activism Works!

When he was elected, President Obama told us to push him. Well, it looks like we may have pushed hard enough when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.

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