‘A’ Beliefs and ‘B’ Beliefs: A Defense of Thin Libertarianism

‘A’ Beliefs and ‘B’ Beliefs: A Defense of Thin Libertarianism

Is it true that libertarians can’t agree on anything? Are libertarians allowed to have varying beliefs on lifestyle, religion, etc.? How often it is suggested that a real libertarian has to have an empty head when it comes to ideas on religion, philosophy, or lifestyle that may offend others. Or, how often we hear that a libertarian must be an advocate of, neutral on, or opposed to—depending on who you are listening to—a certain lifestyle or a certain activity. Recently, while listening to a libertarian podcast, I heard an angry profanity-peppered diatribe from the host concluding that no...

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There Is No ‘Master Planner’ Behind the State’s Curtain

There Is No ‘Master Planner’ Behind the State’s Curtain

It’s the state. There is no master plan. There is no big brain running the show. The grand, seemingly “coordinated,” societal evil we observe is just a product of the state. It comes from the state sanctioning a market for evil; a market for the proceeds of theft; a sort of inverse capitalism; the invisible hand of evil—as opposed to the invisible benevolent hand of the free market. It’s so easy to focus our ire on an individual or a small group and then imagine a grand plan forcefully implemented by global hegemons through the state apparatus; like James Bond movie villains putting it all...

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Will Grigg Memorial Service

Copied from Go Fund Me page for Will Grigg's family: A memorial for William N. Grigg will be held at Vision Community Church in Marsing, Idaho on Saturday, April 29th. The address is 221 W. Main Street, Marsing, Idaho 83639. There will be a luncheon at 12:30 PM and the memorial will follow at 2:00 PM. Following the service, any who want to join are welcome to drive to Vale, Oregon to meet at the graveside. Feel free to contact me at woodscraps@gmail.com if you have any questions. -A.J. Ellis Help spread the word! [P.S. Cemetery where Will Grigg will be interred is: Valley View Cemetery, 1699...

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One Hundred Will Griggs

I was as guilty as others when it came to referring atrocities to Will Grigg. He had his plate full covering the injustices in his little corner of the world. Because of Will, we became aware of the extent of the vile activities of the “punitive priesthood” in his area.  Because of his documentation of his little piece of the Northwest U.S., a reader might conclude that it was filled with a concentrated dose of the most irredeemable jerks in the country. But, as I (and possibly you), became aware of the exact same plunder-funded abuses in my area, I would gleefully shoot off a note to Will...

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Tax-bloated Border Bandit Fuels Mercedes on Taxpayer Dime

Juan Fernando Barajas was arraigned this month for using ten government fuel cards to pump more than $1,700 worth of fuel into his personal black Mercedes-Benz SUV. The Nogales-based U.S. border officer also appeared to be fueling his personal F-150 extended cab pickup with the cards in security videos. Barajas, displaying the wide girth which is a hallmark of many of the tax-feeding class, was betrayed by that very trait when cameras at multiple gas stations documented the additional layer of parasitic behavior. Some de jour on-line comments about this story tend to suggest that Barajas’...

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Porous National Borders Are Economic Safety Valves

Central planners rarely guess correctly when they attempt to conjure up the right combination of land, labor, and capital and then impose it on “society” or on a “nation” to ensure prosperity. Their efforts at soothsaying the correct economic recipe to facilitate a happy existence for mankind are doomed to failure. They do not understand that the benevolent invisible hand of the market is driven by individual human action and cannot be planned in advance by anyone or imposed by “society;” much less by tyrants who have their own hidden agenda for their corralled tax livestock. Unrestrained,...

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Outbound Border Seizures

When states cooperate, we all lose.  The one saving feature of the Southwest Border is that Mexico has let people—and their stuff—cross freely into Mexico. Just walk across or drive across—­up until now.  The overarching empire now thinks that Mexico needs to up its game and more fully partake in the process of stealing from and crushing the humans. It has been incremental. Several years ago, DHS started defying “legality” by quietly and randomly searching people leaving the U.S. going into Mexico. Now it is a semi-permanent fixture with dedicated areas for “southbound searches.” Seizures...

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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