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Liberty Movement / Political / Political Philosophy / Republican Party

The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving

by Brandon Smith, 12/05/12 To the point of causing intestinal convulsions, there has been no shortage of analysis on the elections of 2012.  Every no-name mop-head mainstream media hack with a niche audience has put in his or her two cents on the finale of perhaps the biggest non-event of the decade and almost … Continue reading

Political Philosophy / Statism / War

The Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard

What the State Is Not The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, organization for achieving social ends; but almost all regard it as a necessary means for achieving the goals of mankind, … Continue reading

Chrisitanity / Political / Political Philosophy

The 2012 Elections: A Death Knell for the Christian Right

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? For far too many election cycles, Christian conservatives have promiscuously given their proverbial milk to sweet talking politicians and party higher-ups as a pre-payback for pillow promises that are never quite fulfilled. But now, after having made themselves essentially irrelevant at the national level, the Christian … Continue reading

Political Philosophy / Statism

Do You Hate the State? by Murray Rothbard

[Day 30 of Robert Wenzel’s 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this article was originally published in the Libertarian Forum , Vol. 10, No. 7, July 1977.] I have been ruminating recently on what are the crucial questions that divide libertarians. Some that have received a lot of attention … Continue reading