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Why defend nipple rings?

Why defend nipple rings?

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by Sean Gabb The last issue of this Journal contained a letter from Nicholas Dykes, complaining about my editorial policy. He claims that I am ignoring the basics of the libertarian argument, in favour of “articles on ‘deadly sex thrills’ and pages adorned with Kalashnikovs, nipple rings and sado-masochistic chains”;…

Freedom, not government, made America great

Freedom, not government, made America great

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by Rob Natelson To rescue a drowning man, you don’t lecture him on why we need water. His immediate problem is too much water. You have to get him out of it. Today our country is drowning in government spending and debt. Yet some insist on lecturing us about the…

The Great Equalizer

The Great Equalizer

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by Kevin Tuma                        …

The fifth K of Sikhism, and the Second Amendment

The fifth K of Sikhism, and the Second Amendment

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by Arvin Vohra As a child, my paternal great grandfather, who came from a Sikh family, had a scalp infection that required the doctors to shave his head. In those days, once your head was shaved, you could never become a Sikh. Because of that, his descendents-including me-were also not…

Don’t be a victim

Don’t be a victim

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by Christy Ann Welty My second motto for living is “Don’t be a victim.”   I adopted it in the early nineties when a mob of anti-gunners was pushing to disarm peaceful, law-abiding U.S. citizens.   I’d heard about the experiences of people who had been disarmed in other countries.…

Standards of party governance

Standards of party governance

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by Sean Haugh We hold government to very high standards when it comes to openness and transparency, and rightly so. We have open meetings laws, sunshine laws, freedom of information laws, ethics laws and many other provisions demanding public disclosure of government documents and actions. Long have we known that…

Minimum alcohol pricing: Better England free than England sober

Minimum alcohol pricing: Better England free than England sober

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by Sean Gabb   The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties institute, today condemns proposals to make it harder for poor people to buy alcohol. The proposals include higher taxes, compulsory minimum prices for drink, further controls on advertising, and power to close down retailers. The only…

Analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act

Analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act

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by Michael Hammond   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what’s wrong with Section 1021 of the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 1540), which the President signed into law on New Year’s Eve. Let’s assume you’re a member of the Michigan Militia.   That’s all it would take. Because…

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac

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by Michael Badnarik   “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”. Those of us old enough to remember Henry Kissinger recognize this as one of his more famous quotes. Our day to day lives offer numerous examples of this being true. Nearly every contact you have with someone from the government is…

The Libertarian stand on abortion

The Libertarian stand on abortion

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by Harry Browne   The terms “pro-choice” and “pro-life” should be eliminated from any Libertarian’s vocabulary. They give the wrong impression of what Libertarians believe. When you say you’re “pro-choice,” half the population is likely to assume you’re a liberal who likes Affirmative Action, big government, and a whole range…
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