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June 2012

There Never Was a Good War or a Bad Peace

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The Wisdom of Tom Woods

Tom Woods, one of the leading independent voices in the libertarian and Austrian Economics movement today, is both entertaining and uncanny in his ability to convey knowledge. Watch this fantastic talk Woods gave in 2009 that explains why you’ve never heard of the Great Depression of 1921, and how central bank and governmental intervention in […]

Follies of Obamacare and Government Medical Care

Love the friendly service of the TSA? Can’t get enough of the efficiency of the DMV? Enthralled with the compassion and unmatched results of the Department of Education? Good, because your healthcare is now in their hands!

Chief Joseph: “Let me be a free man”

The white man has no right to come here and take our country. We have never accepted any presents from the Government. Neither Lawyer nor any other chief had authority to sell this land. It has always belonged to my people. It came unclouded to them from our fathers, and we will defend this land […]

Using Hemp for Building and Insulation

Just a few of the products hemp is capable of making. Due to excessive regulations and abstract and inane laws (if not outright prohibition as in the U.S.), countries that have somewhat legalized hemp still heavily limit the amount of hemp that is able to be grown and processed into products such as textiles, building […]

Jesse Ventura’s Efforts to Promote Hemp

During his stint as Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura undertook efforts to promote and educate people about hemp. Ventura made an appeal for hemp to President Bill Clinton in this 1999 letter. Dear President Clinton: It is no secret that farmers in Minnesota and around the country are looking for creative answers to the farm […]

Lysander Spooner: Governments Established Without Consent

Lysander Spooner is a fascinating yet overlooked figure in 19th century United States history. Spooner, a libertarian anarchist, successfully challenged the Post Office’s monopoly on mail delivery by offering superior mail delivery services at a cheaper cost. In addition, Spooner was one of the few staunch abolitionists who supported the Confederacy during the Civil War, […]

Henry Ford’s Hemp Plastic Car (1941)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKDTfQMhfg[/youtube] Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building this car whose primary ingredient was hemp plastic. The car weighed 1000 pounds less than a steel car of the same size, yet the exterior body could withstand 10 times the impact. Henry Ford is quoted saying that he one day hopes to “grow […]

Harry Browne: Government is Good at One Thing

Harry Browne, former presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, is one of the more quotable figures to come directly out of the liberty movement in the past several decades. Listen to this brilliant man dismantle conventional wisdom about government and the economy: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkVGTx92Ka0[/youtube]

George Washington: Banish the Plague of War

Many of the Founders carried strong antiwar sentiments, particularly after enduring the long and brutal Revolutionary War. This is not to say that Washington, Adams, or Jefferson had perfect presidencies that avoided war; far from it. However, principle is something that goes beyond humanity. Every human is fallible, but principle is something to uphold and […]