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H.L. Mencken on liberty and government

from Mises.org by Gary Galles Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was perhaps America’s most outspoken defender of liberty in the first half of the 20th Century.  A major theme of his writings was that “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”  It is worth remembering some of the reasons he gave for that shame, since, by the same standards, the government is even more shameful today than when Mencken wrote. The basis justifying shame in our government lies in the appropriate role of government: “The ideal government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one which lets the individual alone-one which barely escapes being no government at all.” “Good […]

Tor – what for?

Wondoze Exploder is still the big dog in Internet browsing tools. Mozilla Firefox escapes some of its more onerous aspects, and is a strong second. Firefox adds a modicum of resistance to The Great Database accumulating everything there is to know about everybody they wish to control – roughly everybody. The best computer brains on the planet include many who are less than in love with Big Brother. They are freedom of thought’s friends. Somewhere much lower on that food chain are those who have sold their souls to The Man … the programming prostitutes. Fortunately, the A team is on our side. You do, of course, have to do your part. That brings me back to Internet browsing… and […]

what day is it?

July 4th is flags, beer, barbecue and fireworks. What for? All of our lawyers are contracted affiliates of the British Bar Association. Sixty percent of the USofA senators and 43% of our congresscritters are lawyers. British bankers own “our” federal reserve, and, thus complete control of our money. So Brits own our courts, our legislature and our economy. What exactly did the colonists of 1776 win independence from? And about this flag USofA politicians, courts and ENFORCERS of their laws wave around… It is The Flag Of The Admiralty. What exactly are you celebrating?

Friday evening meeting in Hamilton, MT

Local Libertarians will be gathering from 5:00-8:00 this Friday evening, May 12th, at BJ’s restaurant in Hamilton. Join us to answer the following burning questions. 😉 What does a Libertarian look like? How do they talk? What do they eat? Who are their friends? Come see this Friday evening in Hamilton, Montana. In the middle of our unscripted, informal gathering we will have a live national libertarian discussion via Internet. Here is a .pdf of the poster:Kibbe Poster Hamilton

cannabis in Montana

Imagine trying to run a grocery store, auto shop or dentist office where legislation limited you to serving THREE customers. That is what the legislature and governor did to medical cannabis in Montana. Mind you, this is a substance used by humans for over a thousand years with zero deaths, quite unlike legal pharmaceuticals with very short histories and thousands of deaths every year. In Montana, possession of even a single joint for non-medical purposes can land a person in jail for six months, while possession of 60 grams or more (a little over two ounces) can result in a sentence of up to five years. These stiff marijuana penalties cause related negative consequences. In 2012, there were 1,502 arrests […]

grass roots movie projects

I’m introducing you to two movie projects that are quite interesting. Completion of both will be dependent on the commoners, as the moguls are not interested in helping, let alone seeing them completed. The first one is that of a man who refuses to kneel. An obstinate, peaceful Montanan, who stands for you and me, against whatever they throw at him. Here is a clip from the website, and link to it so you can investigate further. Warning, the website is under construction. Many parts do not work currently, but as time and money permit, more will come online. https://thementalmilitia.net/ernie/ … ernie met “the law” face to face a few years ago, during the 2008 Housing Bubble melt-down, and lost […]

Uncelebrating the Fourth

by Harry Browne July 4, 2003 Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared its independence from Great Britain. Thirteen years later, after a difficult war to secure that independence, the new country was open for business. It was truly unique — the first nation in all of history in which the individual was considered more important than the government, and the government was tied down by a written Constitution. It was the one nation where you could live your life secure in the knowledge that no one would ask for your papers, where you weren’t identified by a number, and where the government wouldn’t extort a percentage of your […]

Ted Dunlap for governor

I just developed a half-page, two-sided handout for my campaign. It covers three main points that I could impact in a highly positive way were I to win the election. Moreover, if my campaign attracts significant interest and generates excitement in these three ideas, mainstream candidates and mainstream media would take notice. Thus, every bit you help and every time you share moves these three ideas more into mainstream focus. Here is a link to a .pdf of it. I encourage you to print them two sided, then cut in half vertically. Distribute liberally in your area of operation. Ted’s Triad handout I also encourage you to send a check. I will print and share a bunch of them. Below […]

drug war

Today I ran across the clipping to the right. It fits with everything I know about the so called “war on drugs”. There is no war on drugs. There is a war on people… people who use drugs OTHER THAN those sold by the big pharmaceutical mega-corporations. I was a teenager when they outlawed cannabis. I had never seen it, did not even know anyone who had, and the Libertarian party was years away from even being thought of. Yet the concept was so blatantly wrong that I wrote my first ever letter to the editor, ridiculing the Nixon drug doctrine. . Here we are, 50 years into a policy that completely failed to do any good for good […]