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Why Decentralized Militias Matter

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In 1852, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in Springfield, Illinois in which he talked about the attempts at required militia training. He described how much of a joke the citizens made of any attempt at mandatory militia training. “No man,” Lincoln said, citing the rules, “is to wear more than five pounds of cod-fish for epaulets, or more than thirty yards of bologna sausages for a sash; and no two men are to dress alike, and if any two should dress alike the one that dresses most alike is to be fined.” He also described the militia figure of “our…

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“Race Realism” Is A Dead End

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Progressives like to call libertarians and conservatives ″racist.″ In most cases, this is an empty attack. Real libertarians and true conservatives judge people on their individual faults and merits. We aren′t the type to take an announcer away from a football game just because he has the most common last name in the world. It is progressives who are wrapped up in identity politics. Free market fiction author and philosopher Ayn Rand referred to racism as ″the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.″ Although progressives routinely cry wolf, there actually are “race realists” out there on the right who…

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Christopher Cantwell: Modern-Day Civil Rights Icon?

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Ready or not, libertarian-turned-fascist shock jock Christopher Cantwell received his close-up following the “Unite the Right” fiasco. Cantwell’s blubbering face was plastered all over the mainstream media. He has been made into a convenient punching bag, and everyone is seemingly lining up to kick this easy target while he is down. Cantwell did himself no favors by flaming out of the libertarian movement, making many enemies along the way, before emerging as a figure in the alt-right. Going out of his way to inflame and enrage people, while an amusing shtick at times, has ultimately backfired on Cantwell (at least…

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Margaret Mead’s Samoan Skullduggery

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Let’s discuss a rich and exotic culture, the beautiful islands of the South Seas. It is long past time to go deeply in-depth into the theories of one Margaret Mead–and of course, we’ll discuss how they were wrong, and why people just keep on believing in them anyway. We will also discuss how Mead’s true believers make our lives just a little bit more unpleasant. Flashing back to 1925, World War 1 has ended; Germany has lost its territory in Samoa; and Eastern Samoa still remains under American control (to this very day, it is known as American Samoa). Various Western…

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How The Libertarian Party’s Partisan Politics Hurts Libertarianism

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If you speak to any political activist operating outside of the two-party mainstream, a common point mentioned is how party politics compromises principles. Republicans often sacrifice conservative principles to advance the party elite. Although individuals such as House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are considered leaders in the Republican Party, conservative activists generally do not consider them standard bearers of their cause. Case in point is the failure to legitimately repeal Obamacare. The same is said for many liberals and progressives in terms of the Democratic Party. Instead of nominating someone more devout to their cause…

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The Eclipse: How Markets Could Have Prevented The “Traffic Nightmare”

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In a typical illustration of how the news media resorts to exaggeration and hyperbole in order to seem relevant, the national media promised us “chaos” and a traffic “nightmare” in cities and towns where a total eclipse could be viewed yesterday. A month ago, USAToday suggested that too many hikers and forest-fire danger “could cause eclipse-watching chaos during solar eclipse.” The Oregonian reported last month that the presence of public lands invite “eclipse watching chaos across Oregon.” And then the event came and went. The media, which had promised “chaos” ended up reporting little more than the so-called “traffic nightmare”…

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Eyewitness Report: ANTIFA Outmaneuvers Police During Chapel Hill Confederate Statue Protest

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Yesterday night, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA and other extremist left-wing groups gathered on McCorkle Place on northern side of the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill to demand the tearing down of Silent Sam, a Confederate Civil War memorial dedicated to fallen alumni soldiers. Initially, the demonstration started with the usual left-wing protest chants of “Hey Hey Ho Ho, Silent Sam Has Got To Go!” and “Cops & The Klan Go Hand-In-Hand” and other rehashes of 60’s protest anthems. The left is forever locked in the time warp of the Civil Rights era. As the evening wore on,…

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Game Of Thrones Unfolds Amidst The Chaos Of US Politics

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This past weekend our country watched wide-eyed on television screens as a small, stalwart band of diverse rogues stood huddled together as tens of thousands of mindless zombies surrounded their dwindling redoubt. Off in the distance were their sinister overlords, their personas and powers still shrouded in mystery. Am I talking about Game of Thrones? Or am I referring to the free speech rally in Boston this past Saturday afternoon? It’s a trick question, I’m talking about both. I’ve been to a free speech rally in Boston, and I even wrote about it for this publication. It was one hell of…

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“Blaxicans” And Other Reinvented Americans: An Unlikely Guide To Preserving America’s Culture

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Richard Rodriguez’s essay, “Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans, delivers an interesting take on the state of culture in America. Rodriguez, the son of Mexican parents, asserts that racial terms such as “white” and “black” are irrelevant now due to race-mixing in America. But perhaps the most interesting part of the essay is when Rodriguez suggests that “instead of adopting the Canadian model of multiculturalism, America might begin to imagine the Mexican alternative–that of a mestizaje society.” In this statement, Rodriguez implies that Mexico’s treatment of separate races is better than the multiculturalist ideas of Canada. It is evident that the “mestizaje society” Rodriguez speaks of may…

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Howe: Christopher Cantwell Did Nothing Wrong

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If you hadn’t heard of him before last week, you’ve probably heard of him by now. Christopher Cantwell, an alleged “neo-Nazi white supremacist” who was scheduled to speak at the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, has been making national headlines this week for his role in the rally and subsequent appearance in an inflammatory and heavily-edited VICE smear piece intended to impugn the organizers of the aforementioned event. In reality, Chris isn’t a Nazi at all. It’s not unfair to say that Chris doesn’t disavow Nazis, but Chris himself takes issue with their economic policies. Chris is…

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The Alt-Right Done Goofed

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So the “Unite the Right” rally has come and gone…and now I can no longer say that “…the alt-right, for all of its many flaws, has never killed or committed bodily harm upon somebody.” In looking at the driver of the car that ran down and killed that woman, it turns out that James Fields is the walking embodiment of the media’s caricature of anybody to the right of Joseph Stalin: a violent Neo-Nazi LARPer who attempted to join the military but got rejected due to mental health issues. While there is some new evidence to show he was surrounded…

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Barcelona And Beyond: How Politicians & Policy Wonks Play God With Your Life

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No sooner do terrorists attack, than those who monopolize the conversation revert to abstractions: “terrorism returned,” “terror struck,” when, of course, not terrorism, but terrorists struck Barcelona, Spain, on August 17. Terrorists did the same days later, in Newcastle, England and in Turku, Finland. The men who murdered 14 in Spain, maiming and injuring over 100, 15 of them critically, are flesh-and-blood. Young, Muslim, Moroccan men with murder on their minds. It is the duty of governments to bar such men from civilized society, or keep such barbarians at bay. So, drop the Orwellian bafflegab when describing what elites have…

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Charlottesville: Fact Vs. Fiction

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As everyone who cares now knows, the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that was held last Saturday “turned violent.” It “turned violent” just as did so many of Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, the “free speech” rallies that have been held over the last seven or so months, and Trump’s inauguration. Of course, it is only within the fantasy land of the Fake News media that any of these rightist (or pseudo-rightist) events “turned violent.” The latter is one of the many stock phrases that Fake Media trots out whenever it is leftist “counter-demonstrators”—another of its terms of choice—crash…

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You Don’t Want Christopher Cantwell On Your Side

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Christopher Cantwell is a fascist. That is not meant as a slur or an exaggeration. He says that he is a fascist in his Gab.ai profile. There is a warrant out for his arrest because somebody claims he broke the law during the Charlottesville protests. He professes his innocence. Whether or not he is guilty is not up for me to decide. Cantwell has the right to due process, something that he would not likely get if he were in a similar situation in a fascist country. Not even Nazis are safe from other Nazis. How did Cantwell go from…

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Privatize The Public Monuments

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When I was a student at the University of Colorado, I regularly walked by the Dalton Trumbo memorial fountain which was named after the communist Stalin-sympathizing novelist and screenwriter. Once upon a time, the fountain had been simply known as “the fountain,” but around 25 years ago, it was unnecessarily renamed after a controversial person. The reason for the renaming the fountain was the same as it is with any memorial or monument designed to honor a person or idea—to create an emotional connection and familiarity with the person or idea connected to the place; to communicate a certain view…

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Paul Johnson: The Double-Edged Sword Of Character Mattering

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I was once startled to hear the late Christopher Hitchens support the view of President Bill Clinton-era conservatives that “character matters.” As with everything else, Hitchens used impeccable logic in defending its application to those either campaigning for or already in power. Because the candidate’s “personality” was literally created based on what characteristics played best with voters (this method most recently and perhaps the most energetically thus far to create a “human” personality for the robotic Hillary Clinton), the only means available for voters to see the person behind the spin was through the unscripted behavior of said persons evident…

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Thoughts On Charlottesville

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I’m not going to bother going over the gory details of the national disgrace that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. It’s been hashed out over and over again, and there’s nothing to be gained by putting it under a microscope here. But I do have some observations that I’d like to share. First, there are a lot of people out there who want to punch Nazis. Fair enough, I’ve wanted to do the same thing since I first watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. My zeal for crushing National Socialists only grew with my first play-through of Wolfenstein 3D…

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Libertarian Party Chairman Teams With Open Leftists To Vilify Tom Woods As Racist

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While Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has frequently embarrassed himself during his achievement-less tenure in his post, he has stooped to a new low. Sarwark is working with professed communists to throw libertarian icon, Tom Woods under the bus as a racist. Using the fallout from “Unite the Right” to attack his critics, Sarwark–assisted by openly-leftist LP members–dug up a quote from a podcast that took place many years ago where Tom Woods congratulated Christopher Cantwell for attacking figures such as Jeffrey Tucker and other libertarians who were attempting to inject leftism into the movement.

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Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues In The Dead Of Night

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Crews removed Confederate statues from city parks and public squares across Baltimore shortly after midnight on Wednesday, according to the New York Times. The City Council unanimously passed a resolution to tear down several monuments after a white nationalist rally to defend similar statues turned deadly in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told the Baltimore Sun that she was acting in the “best interest of [her] city” to remove the statues without announcement and under the cover of darkness, citing public safety fears as her reason for doing so. “The mayor has the right to protect…

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Joseph Goebbels: Hitler’s PHD

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From its beginnings, academics abroad, and for a time within Germany, attacked the Nazi regime’s appeal to the uneducated, ignorant, and mindless as a reflection of those who peopled Hitler’s dictatorship in general and his inner circle in particular. This had a basis in reality, for among Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann, Herman Goering, it was only the former who had some type of post-secondary education. But Himmler’s was the equivalent of what is called today “a trade school,” as his chief focus was on agronomy, which he did not receive a degree for. Apart from Albert Speer, who attended graduate…

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Libertarian Party Chairman Slams Mises Institute, Links Holocaust Survivor To Nazism

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In case any question remained as to whether non-leftist and paleolibertarian voices were welcomed in the Libertarian Party, LP Chairman Nicholas Sarwark made it clear in a recent Twitter battle with liberty movement voices associated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. The institute’s President, Jeff Deist, was singled out in particular for ridicule. Attempting to deflect from his critics’ accusations of the LP being nothing more than a gargantuan black hole defined by a puerile obsession with marijuana, Sarwark shamefully accused the Mises Institute of “being the preferred choice of actual Nazis.“ Sarwark’s sensationalist accusation is distasteful not only for its…

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How To Handle North Korea

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After recently calling for “fire and fury” against North Korea, President Trump has been criticized for adopting such a harsh tone. Top cabinet members such as James Mattis and Rex Tillerson were quick to defend Trump by saying that he spoke “in a language that Kim Jong-un can understand.” Since that statement, President Trump has doubled down on his words, citing that maybe he “wasn’t tough enough.” What the American people can safely conclude from Trump’s tone is that the current administration will be taking a hard-line approach towards North Korea. Such a hard-line approach will certainly cause concerns on…

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Learning Lessons From “Unite The Right” Fallout

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The day before “Unite the Right” was set to commence, spirits were at an all-time high. The torch demonstration was a shocking and unexpected success. What looked to be in excess of 500 people gathered and marched through the University of Virginia campus. They even cornered ANTIFA, who in their complete bewilderment even held a large sign upside down in a hilarious display. Going into the rally, the organizers seemed confident that it would be a tremendous success. Those hopes were dashed almost instantaneously. Before the rally began, it was clear that the cops–presumably at the behest of the leftist…

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Pastor Clinton?

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To hear Hillary Clinton’s considering becoming a lay-preacher has created a social media firestorm of comments and opinions. The biggest challenge in addressing whether her qualifications as a lay-preacher are valid is the likelihood that her supporters are standing by, ready to pounce on anyone who questions the former First lady’s interest in sharing her faith. Regardless, even under the threat of public scrutiny, some real questions need to be asked. If Clinton is serious about this latest endeavor, her actions and political stances will certainly come into question. Not to beat a dead horse, but she was responsible for…

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James Damore Confronts The Hags Of High-Tech (& Loses)

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Of the many men who toil in high-tech, few are as heroic as James Damore, the young man who penned the manifesto “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” In it, Damore calmly and logically exposed the tyrannical ideological edifice erected to perpetuate the myth that, in aggregate, women and men are identical in aptitude and interests, and that “all disparities in representation are due to oppression.” Despite active recruiting and ample affirmative action, women made up only 14.5 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively, of computer science and electrical engineering graduates, in 2015. While they comprise 21.4 percent of undergraduates enrolled in engineering,…

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