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My Perfect Christmas

By Susan Callaway (AKA MamaLiberty) 1950 was a hard year. My father died and my mother was left with two small children. She was a “housewife” and had no particular marketable skills. She also didn’t have any family who could … Continue reading

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Confronting the C-Word

Editorial By Wendy McElroy at The Daily Bell The first rule of the politics of fear is that if you want to make something sound scarier than it actually is, you add the word ‘culture’ at the end of it. … Continue reading

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Call It A ‘Shoot-Me Zone

By Bradley Harrington “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?” – Patrick Henry, Virginia Constitutional Ratification Debates, 1788 – If you thought the Laramie County Community … Continue reading

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LCCC Falls Into Feds’ Trap

By Bradley Harrington “Limiting the power of government, in order to liberate the individual, was the great American revolutionary insight.” – John Taylor Gatto, “The Underground History of American Education,” 2003 – If you have been thinking all this time … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-39E: Weekend fears and follies

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  On this lovely Saturday, the Home Front is just really going through convulsions, as people are really upset and worried. We aren’t supposed to, of course: guvmint will take care of us really, really nicely, … Continue reading

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Hole’ To Be Filled By Taxpayers

By Bradley Harrington “As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan, “Farewell Address,” 1989 Having scrapped plans earlier this year to fill Cheyenne’s “hole”* with a children’s museum based on a lease agreement that violated Wyoming statutes, it now seems … Continue reading

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Lipstick Can’t Hide This Pig

By Bradley Harrington “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” 1854 In an interesting move to “promote” city business development, Cheyenne’s governing body just … Continue reading

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Stop Messing With Trash

By Bradley Harrington “Where the people fear the government, you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.” – John Barnhill, “Debate on Socialism,” 1914 – One of the founding principles of America has always been that … Continue reading

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The Denial of Due Process May Bankrupt Universities

By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D. With now literally hundreds of editorials and op-eds taking positions both pro and con on California’s SB 967 – as well as the broader issue of “affirmative consent” for sexual relations — it is virtually … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-29B: Nanny State Stupidity

By Nathan Barton In Texas, the cartels are “suspected” as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande. Mama’s Note: Maybe they should borrow some guns from the post office and shoot back…  Do they even have “rape whistles?” … Continue reading

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