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10 Things Libertarians Need To Change Part 7: Stop Excusing Collectivism

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The libertarian movement and the Civil Rights Act are contentious bedfellows and the spark of much controversy. Rand Paul’s admitting in 2010 of being against the provisions that specifically prevent businesses from participating in discrimination between their customers brought this criticism to the forefront of contemporary political discourse and has been a stain since then. Stephen Menedian of the...

NFL & Kaepernick Reach Settlement Ending The Saga

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The NFL and Colin Kaepernick reached a legal settlement on Feb. 15, likely bringing an end to the NFL’s kneeling saga. Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has been out of the NFL since 2017. He opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March of that year. He and former teammate Eric Reid filed...

Political Opinions On Immigration Are Hollow

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While it's true a significant portion of Americans support government restriction of immigration (around 30% want less immigration and another 40% want levels kept the same), this really isn't indicative of what those people's decisions in the marketplace would be. What sets the "immigration policy" in a free market, is the private decisions of many different people who choose...

No, The Purists Didn’t Drive Weld Out Of The LP

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Former Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee Bill Weld has announced the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the Republican nomination for President in 2020. This makes him the first Republican to challenge Donald Trump in the GOP primary. When news first broke that Weld had changed his voter registration back to Republican, the reaction among Libertarians was very negative....

Catalan Former VP on Trial for Rebellion, and God Emperor Trump

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Italy EU Leader calls Italian PM “Puppet” Belgian MEP and European Parliament stalwart Guy Verhofstadt infuriated the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte after he accused him of being a puppet of his Five Star Movement deputies in government. In a heated exchange, Conte hit back, saying that he and his country had been insulted. Conte, an independent, leads a coalition government with...

What Actually Happened To Jussie Smollett?

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Jussie Smollett has been making the rounds, a report of his attack from ABC news claims that the attack was staged, and was done due to his allegedly being written off of the show he works on, ‘Empire.’ Of course, political team sports picks up right where it left off with the Nick Sandmann, Nathan Phillips incident, and many...

Crystal Meth For The Holidays & Hiring Executioners

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Another week, another Asian news roundup! This week we'll cover a Journalist arrested on potentially politically charged grounds, Sri Lanka looking to hire executioners, and a rather odd gift given in North Korea for the lunar new year. Journalist Arrested On Libel Charges Journalist Maria Ressa, and well-known critic of Philippines' President Dueterte, was recently arrested on charges of tax evasion...

Bad Arguments Vol. 34 – All Cops Are Bastards

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From a very young age, we are led to believe that police and law enforcement, in general, are there to help us. Being one of those that runs around risking their lives to catch murderers and stop robbers and all that was something to aspire to. As we grew older, however, we came to understand that the role of...

Trudeau Corruption, Ilhan Omar Controversy, & More From Virginia

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Calls for public officials to resign dominated the news this week in Congress, Virginia, and Canada. In addition, Ocasio-Cortez continued to make a fool of herself, and yet another Democrat announced a run for the presidency. This is the last week in review. Trudeau Corruption Allegations Trudeau faces serious allegations of corruption in relation to inappropriate behavior regarding the former Justice...

10 Things Libertarians Need To Change Part 6: Ditch The Personal Responsibility Angle

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This part of the series is likely going to get lots of blowback, but, in my opinion, that just means it’s a good topic to question. Simply put, libertarians need to drop the personal responsibility angle from our rhetoric, or at the very least, better explain what one means by it. With roots in classical liberalism and the later neo-liberalism,...

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libertarian, libertarians, NAP, history, responsibility, collectivism

10 Things Libertarians Need To Change Part 7: Stop Excusing Collectivism

The libertarian movement and the Civil Rights Act are contentious bedfellows and the spark of much controversy. Rand Paul’s admitting in 2010 of being...
kaepernick

NFL & Kaepernick Reach Settlement Ending The Saga

The NFL and Colin Kaepernick reached a legal settlement on Feb. 15, likely bringing an end to the NFL’s kneeling saga. Kaepernick, the former...
immigration

Political Opinions On Immigration Are Hollow

While it's true a significant portion of Americans support government restriction of immigration (around 30% want less immigration and another 40% want levels kept...