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The Pragmatic Anarcho-Capitalist

Pragmatic Ancap
Anarcho-capitalists. Free marketeers, individualists, and anti-state. This loose collection of idealists has received harsh criticism throughout the years for their seemingly Utopian ideas. They fly in the face of a political environment rife with compromises of their strongly held beliefs for the sake of “getting things done”. Speaking as a voluntarist myself, it is refreshing to witness and be a...

Debate – Can Property Rights Exist Without the Government? Vinny Marshall VS Kyle Wagner

Can Property Rights Exist WIthout a Government? Kyle and Vinny debate the question. We established definitions prior to the debate... Government: A central power with a monopoly on violence and rule of law Rights: A moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way. Why this topic? Vinny and Kyle have been asked to debate in...

Joshua Smith-Intent To Run for LNC Chairman

Elect Joshua Smith Main
Becoming the Chair of the National Libertarian Party is no small feat. It includes giving up large amounts of time, money, and other resources as a volunteer in an unpaid position, but maybe the most critical aspect is the great responsibility that it entails. As the chair of the Libertarian Party, one is expected to toe the line in...

The Think Liberty Podcast – Episode 04 – The Drug War

On this episode, Matt Murphy, Vinny Marshall, Caitlin Cloven, and James Smith dive into the always failing war on drugs. We cover the libertarian position on the matter, the statist position, go over some recent news on the topic, and close out with our opinions. Jeff Sessions, Colorado legal issues, occupation in Afghanistan and the opioid epidemic, and the constant...

Let the People Speak

Free Speech (1)
The first step in political maturity is the understanding that not everybody who disagrees with you is motivated by malice. A lot of people just disagree based on their different value systems. Yes, there are many people out there who are selfish, and their views are motivated by self-interest, but values exist. Those who are anti-abortion, or pro-life, are not...

The Think Liberty Podcast – Candidate Spotlight – Nickolas Wildstar

Kevin Shaw sits down with Nickolas Wildstar to discuss his upcoming run for governor in 2018. The two delve into some of the most pressing issues facing Californians today. Nickolas Wildstar on Facebook Visit Nickloas Wildstar's Website

A Ron Swansong: Steak, Liberty, and The Great Outdoors

Ron Swanson, the epitome of the classic American outdoorsman. Stoic, frank, independent, and simple. His love for breakfast dishes, steak, whiskey, and the opposite sex was to be expected of a “manly man” television character. Much like Tim Allen’s role in Home Improvement before him, I was expecting the same droll character traits and eye roll inducing one-liners all...

Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: A Love/Hate Relationship

Within the circles of modern American libertarian politics, two very colorful philosophers are routinely cited as major influences by many liberty minded individuals as their inspirations. Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard have each contributed decades worth of incredible material that has shaped the way a majority who ascribe to libertarian ideals in the United States and other countries as...

Losing Our Philosophy: The Benefits and Dangers of Outreach

As is often the case, infighting within the liberty movement has been prevalent in the days since the 2016 election. A cultural divide has emerged between those who have a traditionally conservative mindset and those who are more culturally liberal. Both sides have accused the other of infiltrating the Libertarian Party and the movement in general. There is a time...

Thought Crimes and Free Association, and a Warning to Progressives

Progressives
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, one University of Tampa professor took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter: Seems the weather is upset that Texas voted Trump and has decided to make an example of the state. Instead of opening a discussion on the unlikeliness of the weather having a political affiliation, or perhaps some other enlightening...

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