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  • The Statist's Social contract
    The Social Contract is a master-slave contract
    In his commentary on his Beautiful Anarchy "writing platform" at Liberty.me Jeffrey Tucker sagaciously identifies the 50 Shades of Grey movie as an allegory for our relationship with government.In the flick (Spoiler Alert) the powerful...
  • Nudger in Chief Cass Sunstein
    'Government Libertarian Paternalism:' weasel words for 'Nanny State'
    Anyone who embraces the Zero Aggression Principle against initiation of force, intimidation and fraud can legitimately call themselves libertarians. In a voluntary society everyone is free to live as they choose, from the toughest, most...
  • Corporate/Government Power Grab
    Net Neutrality is the end of free speech
    "The FCC is plotting to take over the Internet." declares DownsizeDC President Jim Babka. "Their plan for doing this has been kept secret, but insider leaks suggest the plan is horrifying."This is the 332-page plan called "...
  • Statism is the Root of all Political Evil
    'Capitalism' suffers from Chronic Ideological Definitional Disorder
    There are at least four (and probably more) different understandings of what the word "capitalism" means floating around in the web world and because people cling only to their own definitions they all end up talking past one another.If...
  • Pakistani Teachers Learn Self-Defense
    Pakistani teachers have guns; US teachers have whining
    Why are the supposedly "backwards" Third World Muslim people so much smarter than the Western World's wimpy gun-fearing self-defense-hating populations?Simple; they deal with reality every day while the people of the world's ...
  • Grammys 2015: good, bad, and Kanye West
    So Grammys 2015: What was good, bad in 57th annual music awards
    Still talking about the 57th annual Grammys? Yup. Mostly, Kanye West’s second hijacking attempt (remember the first, during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs?) during yet another awards show. Poor Beck. He handled it...
  • Katy Perry -Super Bowl Halftime- Opinions Welcome Here
    Katy Perry -deflated Super Bowl halftime hopes ?
    As an Examiner, it is my job, NOT to be bias. The fact that I am a GreenBay Packer's fan, or that, Tony Romo is from my hometown, either Greenbay or Dallas would have made a Super Bowl, rock and roll fantasy- here in Burlington, WI.Being a...
  • Shawn Michael Hamilton
    'Former Libertarian' rages against Libertarian Party 'terrorists'
    Texas Libertarian Party members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area might be interested in learning how "one of their own" has turned against them.Shawn Michael Hamilton is so blood-rage pissed-off at the Libertarian Party that he spent four...
  • George Orwell Quote
    Prof says individuals are myths and libertarians are Republicans
    In a November NY Times article anthropologist John Edward Terrell claimed that individualism is an "American myth." While attempting to prove his position he misuses "libertarian" in his commentary, continually juxtaposing ...
  • 'Ant-Man' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    'Ant-Man' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its...
  • Bunkum Debunk 'em
    Debunking the Daily Kos anti-libertarian bunkum
    When a writer like "arendt" at Daily Kos gets the most fundamental premises of his nearly 3,000-word harangue-plus-addendum against libertarianism so utterly wrong you know there's no sense reading all the way to the end since...
  • Net Freedom, Not Net Neutrality
    Forget net neutrality, libertarians want net freedom
    FFTF, Fight For The Future, is a nonprofit group fighting to implement "net neutrality" in the name of "Activating the internet for the public good." To accomplish this they want to take the internet out of the hands of big...
  • Cara Schulz
    Chicken salad economics and the ghettoization of America
    "Taxes," Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote, "are the price we pay for a civilized society."But taxes, libertarians know, are the skim the "civilized" ruling classes take from the ruled classes to maintain their...
  • Private Snow Plowing
    Non-libertarian gets stuck in a Buffalo snowdrift
    Luckily for North Texas the snowfalls that find their way into the Metroplex are nowhere near as severe as the blizzards that annually engulf Buffalo, New York.Michael I. Niman isn't confused about that, but when he channels "the tired...
  • Libertarian Fireplace
    A Libertarian fireplace for a libertarian Santa visit?
    Every libertarian should be ecstatic over the "Libertarian Indoor Ventless Electric Wall Fireplace."This "Libertarian" item is currently available at various venues like Amazon, Walmart and Sears. It comes in assorted colors...