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Do left-statists own the word “society”

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Is only the Left pro-social? Is the free market anti-social? Or is it the other way around? Retweet

We have a new Mental Lever mini-article at the Zero Aggression Project: “Are the free market and society the same thing?”

Left-statists act like they own the […]

Can a state Attorney General unilaterally violate federaltax privacy laws?

 

More action needed in case where LBJ-appointed judge compared Cal AG’s actions to segregationists. RETWEET

We need to file two amicus briefs opposing illegal actions by the state Attorney General of both California and New York.

These officials have forbidden nonprofits from raising money in their states unless they first provide a complete, […]

The First Amendment is ILLEGAL during these 90 days

 

We’ve been defeating incumbent protection schemes. Here we go again. RETWEET

We’ve been chipping away at bad campaign finance regulations that go under the heading of “electioneering communications.” We’ve won several cases on this issue. Now we have a chance to kill these regulations permanently. This message will explain…

What “electioneering communications” is, […]

20 powerful ways to replace Obamacare

 

Trump is busy making plans for you. Do the same for him. #Obamacare Retweet

The Republicans have talked loud and long about replacing Obamacare. Now they must act.

But will their actions be good or bad? You must tell them what “good” looks like.

Additionally, you and I must also be prepared to […]

Preview our 20 proposals to REPLACE Obamacare

 

We think the politicians screwed up healthcare. We have 20 specific ways they can unscrew it. Retweet

Next week, we’ll start working to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something good. Here, as promised, is a preview of our proposals.

Proposal #1: Restore natural prices and make them visible to patients. This will […]

What we can get from Trump and the Republican Congress

 

The Trump transition team is planning their strategy. So are we. So should you. Retweet

Step one. Identify the main chance. What’s the most likely thing we could gain or lose? We think it’s this…

The Republicans are very likely to repeal Obamacare Their replacement may include free market reforms

We want to […]

A huge ‘head start’ for the One Subject at a Time Act

 

So what did Downsize DC accomplish in 2016? Our mission is simple…

We want to downsize initiated force by The State.

We do this in three ways…

Oppose legislation and regulation that moves in the wrong direction Support legislation that moves in the right direction Craft our own legislation to regulate politicians and […]

United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle

 

How libertarians (should) view the United Airlines story Retweet By Jim Babka (Find this article at Zero Aggression Project blog)

When passenger David Dao

was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it was a violation of the Zero Aggression Principle (sometimes called the non-aggression principle).

The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) says that it’s […]

Do you support our opposition to John Bolton for Assistant Secretary of State

 

Rand Paul is right. John Bolton should not be Asst. Sec of State. Retweet

In this message:

Why we’re changing our strategy about presidential appointments Our standard of judgment for supporting or opposing appointments The conditions under which we, as voluntaryist libertarians, support foreign intervention, the conditions under which we oppose it, and […]

Should the Nuclear Option be used to confirm Judge Gorsuch?

 

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

 

Partisans think their ideologies should be imposed on others. Retweet

Of course, we already know that they’ve fallen prey to the Dictator Fallacy — their scheme will be implemented as if they were an all-powerful dictator.

They’ve also

forgotten that they […]

David Friedman & Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com) to speak at LPC State Convention

 

I am pleased to announce that David Friedman (economics professor and son of Milton Friedman) and Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com) are now featured speakers at the Libertarian Party of California State Convention. The convention is coming up fast – April 28 to 30 at the Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd., […]

Should the U.S. Government employ journalists to propagandize you?

 

Did Obama & Congress just create a Ministry of Truth to generate fake news? Retweet

What if politicians could deem your favorite website “propaganda” and shut it down? What if politicians could “create truth” by using your taxes to buy journalists, non-profit groups, and public figures? Well…

Obama used an executive order to […]

“Marginalism” doesn’t knock down the pillars of statism

 

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Libertarian marginalism doesn’t lead to new libertarians. Retweet

A prominent libertarian scolded me. “I get it,” he said. “You and I are extreme libertarians. But most people will resist libertarianism if our proposals are too radical.”

Well, I wouldn’t call minding my own business and doing […]

We want to hear from our Veterans now

 

What verdict do veterans render to our three questions about U.S. wars? Retweet

By Jim Babka & Perry Willis

We’ve spent the last several days reviewing the history of U.S. wars and interventions. You can find those articles on our homepage. We also provide a list of them below our signature. Those articles […]

Was World War 2 a “good war?”

 

Politicians poorly planned WW2. The consequences were pernicious Retweet

By Perry Willis

To understand whether there was any positive value in U.S. wars and interventions we’ve thus far covered…

The War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippines War? How Teddy Roosevelt set in motion the bombing of Pearl […]

Radical Islam: Byproduct of U.S. policies dating back to Woodrow Wilson

 

An American, a Frenchman, and a Brit walk in and form ISIS. No joke. Retweet

By Perry Willis

We’ve been reviewing the wisdom of U.S. wars and interventions. So far we’ve covered…

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil […]

Did blundering U.S. politicians spark the rise of Nazi Germany?

 

Was Adolf Hitler Woodrow Wilson’s “love child?” Retweet

By Perry Willis

I’ve been writing a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. Here’s what we’ve covered so far…

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in World […]

How U.S. politicians helped create the Soviet Union

 

Did U.S. policies play a role in creating the communist threat? Retweet

By Perry Willis

I’ve been writing a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions….

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in World War 1? […]

Why criminal law enforcement does not violate the Zero Aggression Principle

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Is sending a murderer to prison aggression? Retweet

By Perry Willis

The Zero Aggression Principle (the ZAP) is the key libertarian idea. It says…

“Don’t aggress against others, personally or politically.”

In other words, force should only be used for defensive purposes, including by institutions […]

Is the Zero Aggression Principle linguistic nonsense?

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Philosophy: The art of using words to undo all meaning. The Zero Aggression Principle case. Retweet

By Jim Babka

The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) — Don’t aggress against persons nor delegate aggression to others — is an imperfect rule.

But it’s not flawed in any […]

Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in Word War 1?

 

Was U.S. participation in WW1 the worst mistake ever? Retweet

By Perry Willis

This article will show how…

WW1 would likely have ended in a draw had the U.S not intervened U.S. politicians favored the more evil side Great Britain committed and benefited from several acts of aggression against the U.S. U.S. intervention […]

Come Celebrate Liberty!

 

Dear Fellow Libertarian,

You are invited to join us for a day of speakers celebrating the incredible wins and experiences of the Gary Johnson / Bill Weld 2016 Campaign. The Southern California Libertarian Party Conference is on it’s 8th year, and is being held at Geezer’s in Santa Fe Springs (Los Angeles County) […]

Must you live off the grid to enjoy Fourth Amendment protections?

 

Fourth Amendment: Mere privacy expectation or full-fledged property right? Retweet

In this message: Important information about a new amicus brief to defend the 4th Amendment. The case is U.S. v. Graham.

When you win a landmark Supreme Court victory, it’s tempting to think your work is done.

We won a landmark decision with […]

Can we do for vinpocetine what we did for kratom?

 

Tell the FDA to leave vinpocetine alone! Retweet

By Jim Babka & Perry Willis

Remember kratom? It’s the non-opioid painkiller with no side effects, no addiction risk, and no reports of adverse reactions. So naturally the DEA wanted to outlaw it. Please remember that we opposed this. And the DEA backed down! Now […]

Six things left-statists get wrong about Walmart

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Do left-statists actually dislike people who can only afford to shop at Walmart? Retweet

Costco vs. Walmart By Perry Willis

In this article…

Should Walmart be like Costco? Six ways that Walmart and Costco are different How Walmart and Costco serve […]