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song for the day – listen to this neosapian – the poverty of philosophy

Posted by Jesse on March 16, 2009

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Home defense strategy & teaching your child or adult friend to shoot

Posted by Jesse on March 13, 2009

Have a listen to this podcast with Greg Perry.

I got my first gun when I was five. Thanx Dad! .22 Chipmunk

To this day I have never had to shoot anyone, let alone use a gun for defense. I blame part of that outcome on the way I conduct myself in society, that is, with respect for other people’s property. Hopefully – for the perp(s) – I am never subject to such an unfortunate position as having to defend myself, family, friends or someone in distress.

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If taxes were voluntary society would transform overnight.

Posted by Jesse on March 9, 2009

Some people, especially those who like to say that the state is your friend, want to claim that opposition to paying taxes, inflation, and the politics of the current administration, is an example of naivity, partisanship, and a reactionary mentality. I would submit that to be true for many people. Unfortunately for such a position it doesn’t satisfy truer, more principled reasons given for such opposition. Of course, the reason for such obvious denial is probably due to the fact that some of the arguments that best describe said opposition can’t be refuted, so it’s easier to ignore them. I charge said folks as the pre-meditated reactionaries.

The foremost argument against taxes is that it is theft.

Look it up in a dictionary – it won’t disappoint

Of course, in this day and age people are trained to pray for statism – and the masses sacrifice voluntarism on the altar of compulsion.

And people thought language was supposed to mean something.

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America’s Libertarian Founding

Posted by Jesse on January 22, 2009

[MP3] The Libertarian Heritage: The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism

“….the Libertarian party achieved this growth while consistently adhering to a new ideological creed — “libertarianism” — thus bringing to the American political scene for the first time in a century a party interested in principle rather than in merely gaining jobs and money at the public trough. We have been told countless times by pundits and political scientists that the genius of America and of our party system is its lack of ideology and its “pragmatism” (a kind word for focusing solely on grabbing money and jobs from the hapless taxpayers). How, then, explain the amazing growth of a new party which is frankly and eagerly devoted to ideology?”

The libertarian creed emerged from the “classical liberal” movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Western world, specifically, from the English Revolution of the seventeenth century. This radical libertarian movement, even though only partially successful in its birthplace, Great Britain, was still able to usher in the Industrial Revolution there by freeing industry and production from the strangling restrictions of State control and urban government-supported guilds. For the classical liberal movement was, throughout the Western world, a mighty libertarian “revolution” against what we might call the Old Order — the ancien régime which had dominated its subjects for centuries.”

From the book “For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto,” as read by Jeff Riggenbach

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