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Immigration Policy: Charter Cities - Prof. Bryan Caplan

"Let a thousand Hong Kongs bloom."

LP Monday Message: Run for Congress in 2012

October 10, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I assume you're fed up with the members of Congress.

I'm not just talking about how they are seriously harming our future, and the future of our children and grandchildren, with limitless government spending and debt.

I'm also talking about things like delegating warmaking powers to the president, sustaining the insane War on Drugs, and sitting idly by as the president violates every civil liberty he can think of.

Republicans Don't Support All of the Troops

by R. Lee Wrights

Despite all their patriotic proclamations of “support the troops,” the current crop of Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination really don’t support all of our troops, especially if the soldier doesn’t fit their moral configuration. During their last debate, a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq was booed, and not one of those on stage objected. Not one. They allowed the boos to go unanswered. Amazingly, not one even thanked the soldier for his service, a standard ploy for any politician at a public event.

Former Libertarian presidential candidates speak about al-Awlaki killing

The Daily Caller reports comments from Gary Nolan and Ron Paul, two past contenders for the Libertarian presidential nomination. (Paul won the nomination in 1988.)

2004 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Nolan told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that if he had been elected president and were still in charge, terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki would be alive and in the United States today.

Incumbent Ed Coleman for Indianapolis City-County Council Campaign Commercial

Ed Coleman is running for re-election for the Indianapolis City-County Council.  His television commercial is currently in rotation on cable targeted to his district.   Click here to see his television commercial.

 

Government Makes Us Poor by John Stossel

Here's my fantasy: Libertarians are elected to the presidency and to majorities in Congress. What would happen next? Well, if libertarians were "in charge," you'd have more freedom and prosperity.

What if the NFL Played by Teachers' Rules? by Fran Tarkenton

Imagine a league where players who make it through three seasons could never be cut from the roster.

Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he's an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player's been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay. The only difference between Tom Brady and the worst player in the league is a few years of step increases.

LP Monday Message: A new year of government spending

October 3, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The U.S. government's fiscal year ended last Friday. (That was FY 2011.)

Republicans took over the U.S. House last November, and as a result, government spending finally dropped.

Whoops! I have that wrong. Government spending actually increased!

They haven't reported the final numbers yet, but FY 2010 spending was $3.456 trillion, and FY 2011 spending was most recently projected to come in at $3.597 trillion. That's a 4% increase.

The Kauffman Foundation shows how startup businesses are responsible for nearly all new jobs in the United States.

Among the points it makes creatively: Of the 3 million new jobs that are created in a typical year, nearly every one is at a firm that’s been in existence five years or less.  These are real jobs, not government make work, jobs.

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