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The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

from the Foundation for a Free Society

In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, we explore Frederic Bastiat's concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? Or is government just a glorified organized crime syndicate a la Tony Soprano? Does it really make sense for citizens to plunder each other like competing bands of vikings?

Libertarian Tylor Slinger running for St. Paul City Council

Libertarian Tylor Slinger is running for City Council in St. Paul, Minnesota. Below, he talks about St. Paul politics and his campaign.

(Note, this is the first of three video segments. View all three segments here.)

Visit Tylor Slinger's campaign website.

LP Monday Message: Order Declarations today

June 27, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Please order high-quality glossy color copies of the Declaration of Independence for just 5 cents each today. (Minimum $10 donation required.)

We need your order ASAP so we can get them to you by Saturday at the latest. Independence Day is next Monday!

Maryland court rules in favor of Libertarians

On June 21, a Maryland judge ruled that the Libertarian Party had submitted enough petition signatures to gain ballot access in Maryland. The state Board of Elections had previously determined that there were not enough signatures. The main issue was whether to count voters who wrote a printed name that did not perfectly match their voter registration. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

Dept. of Education - Mark Grannis

"What should the federal government do about education? That's really easy; they should get out!"

Food Pie Chart thing - Helen Whalen-Cohen

"I just don't understand why the government is supposed to tell us what to eat."

 

Poll shows America is becoming more libertarian

A new CNN poll is making libertarian waves, as election expert and political analyst Nate Silver reports on his FiveThirtyEight Blog in the New York Times: Americans are becoming more libertarian in their basic attitudes.  The story has also been picked up by The Daily Caller and http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011

LP Monday Message: Debt limit, videos

June 20, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I just noticed this article from the Cato Institute, talking about how Republicans and Democrats are likely to use accounting tricks to pretend they're cutting spending, when they really aren't. Republicans want to give themselves some cover before they vote for more debt.

War On Drugs - Mark Grannis

"It's time to declare defeat and go home. We can't keep drugs out of prisons!"

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