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January 23, 2012

Libertarian Commentary on The News
By Nathan A. Barton 2012

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VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rat 'Families' to Virginia

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli … said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably in families; no glue or snap traps can be utilized; the rodents must be relocated from where they are captured; and some of these animals may need to be transferred to a “wildlife rehabilitator” as part of their relocation process.

When we first saw this, we thought it was a spoof – something from The Onion – but it is apparently NOT. I have a wonderful idea: let these idiots – the Washington DC city council and all the imbeciles that vote for them and let them stay in power and PASS garbage laws like this – HAVE their rats, and the plague and everything else and watch (do NOTHING to help) as they sicken and die. It is time to abandon the cities – NOTHING is worth putting up with this sort of insanity. Mankind has been fighting rats for six thousand years – but DC wants to rehabilitate them! Let this city and its powers go to India and leave us alone!
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Open Letter to FedGoons
By The Old Lady Out West

Surveillance might not work out quite as intended here in the rural West. Most of us are far too busy working, building things, raising families and taking care of our communities to worry all that much about what you're up to. Just understand that if you try sneaking up on someone's property to plant a GPS bug on their car, you will probably have the dogs at your throat or a load of buckshot in your butts. We don't suffer fools gladly.

If you just have to hang around, my advice is to get yourself a nice Dodge Ram truck and a big cattle dog or a bale of hay if you want to go (more or less) unnoticed.  Don't wash the truck either, at least until July.
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Book Review: Kill Code, by Joseph Collins
by Carl Bussjaeger

This is a short, fast-paced thriller that pits a retired hit man and young female hacker against the “Children of the Constitution” who are out to get abusive civil servants... along with anyone and everyone else inconveniently in their way. In short, the gang usually seen as the good guys in recent libertarian/constitutionalist literature are not quite so good, and the heroes have their own ethical issues.

The primary plot element hinges on the tactical question of how one might structure a successful revolution, especially in the early stages, to avoid detection and capture. Collins has come up with an interesting take on cell-of-one that requires no more suspension of disbelief than a typical “Jason Bourne” novel, and much less than most science fiction. Collins does this without getting too bogged down in details, which is one of my own weaknesses.
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Violence solves a lot (From JPFO)
by Kirby Ferris

One of the more insidiously deceptive lines of the socialist-liberal agenda is the banal phrase: "Violence doesn’t solve anything." How much retrospection is required to understand that Hitler wasn’t stopped by peace marches, negotiations, or "conflict resolution" sessions? It is a horrible, disgusting task, but evil acts, whatever shape they take, must eventually be countered by a superior, violent force.

The liberal doesn’t seem to understand that the threat of counter violence is perhaps the most effective preventative of actual physical conflict.
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It's the End of the World! Again! And Again! And Again!
By Arthur Silbur

I tell you this with profound seriousness. And I'm completely sober! (For the moment.) If I had a million dollars, I'd bet all of it on the proposition that the U.S. Government has the power right now to shut down any and every website, internet provider, etc., etc., etc., etc. it wishes, and to do so permanently. And they could throw a whole lot of people in jail because they "threaten national security" or violate some statute, regulation, administrative rule, whatever.

I'd win that bet.
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AZ US Attorney Criminal Division Chief to plead the Fifth
by David Codrea

“[A]s a professional courtesy,and to avoid needless preparation by the Committee and its staff for a deposition next week, I am writing to advise you that my client is going to assert his constitutional privilege not to be compelled to be a witness against himself,” attorney Tobin Romero, representing  Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, advised  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa in a January 19 letter obtained by William LaJeunesse of Fox News.
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Visit David Codrea’s online journal, “The War on Guns”, read his Gun Rights column at DavidCodrea.com 

Not all national defense is national defense
By Garry Reed

Phrases like "defense spending" and "national interests" and "threat" are thrown about without any admission that there's a huge difference between defense spending, military spending, spending on empire creation, spending on nation building, spending to police the world, and just plain old wasteful spending. We're supposed to accept that all such spending is "defense spending."
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Features From The Last Issue
Libertarian Commentary on The News 
By Nathan A. Barton 2012
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Libertarian Law: The "Even If" Principle
by DataPacRat (From The Libertarian Enterprise)

Indian leopard attack shows anti-human nature of ‘gun control’
by David Codrea

Pimp my ride, ChiCom ruling class style
By Garry Reed

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