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hipsterlibertarian:

Ron Paul’s “Imagine” speech brilliantly (and movingly — the guys watching with me got goosebumps) remade into a campaign commercial. 

Please watch and spread this if you support Ron Paul.  I don’t explicitly ask you guys to spread many things.  Like, basically never.  Spread this.

If you aren’t sure what you think about foreign policy — or especially if you’re on the hawkish end of the spectrum — please watch it and really do imagine.

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In Kentucky, eight Amish men were sent to jail this week (for 3 to 10 days) over their refusal to comply with a local safety regulation.
According to The Blaze, they say that the mandate, which would require them to post a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies, violates their modesty code. They use reflective tape instead, but that’s not good enough for local authorities.
Study the look on the faces of these men. It is a look you will likely see more often in America, in corners far from the modest lands of the Amish, decent men being treated as criminals for failing to follow the dictates of the ever more totalitarian state.
EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Mugshots of Eight Modest Men

In Kentucky, eight Amish men were sent to jail this week (for 3 to 10 days) over their refusal to comply with a local safety regulation.

According to The Blaze, they say that the mandate, which would require them to post a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies, violates their modesty code. They use reflective tape instead, but that’s not good enough for local authorities.

Study the look on the faces of these men. It is a look you will likely see more often in America, in corners far from the modest lands of the Amish, decent men being treated as criminals for failing to follow the dictates of the ever more totalitarian state.

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Mugshots of Eight Modest Men

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I do not pledge myself to a piece of fabric. I will gladly swear allegiance to my daughters, my wife, my family, my God, people truly important to me… but to a government? No. Governments are forever changing and catering to the interests of something or someone else. To pledge myself to a government is to pledge my loyalty to the whims and corruption of others, and to the tyrannical monopolizer of force that continually finds new ways to aggress against me and my loved ones.

LA Liberty (via evilteabagger)

An excellent summary of reasons not to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

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(Source: antigovernmentextremist, via hipsterlibertarian)

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The reality is that Iran is not a threat to the United States. Not even close. To the degree that conservatives actually believe that Iran is some great “threat” takes the Right straight back to the Bush era, when a zeal for spending cuts took a backseat to war fever. That some in the Tea Party are occasionally the loudest in desiring U.S. action against Iran makes the prospects for smaller government even dimmer.

Wanting to limit government and police the world simultaneously is a maddening yet enduring contradiction conservatives simply can no longer afford. Neither — quite literally — can this country.
Jack Hunter in “The GOP’s fever for war will destroy any hope of shrinking government.” (via hipsterlibertarian)

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whakahekeheke:

Made this screwing around on Illustrator. Obama v. Paul. 
I don’t agree with Paul on everything, I’m not a “Constitutionalist” or a conservative, I don’t think he’s a very good public speaker, and I’m sure if he becomes more of a contender he will be relentlessly and viciously attacked.

However I think the chance of his election (or even just the spreading of libertarian ideas on a grand stage) represents real potential for human progress. I can’t help but feel a little hope.



If only.

whakahekeheke:

Made this screwing around on Illustrator. Obama v. Paul. 

I don’t agree with Paul on everything, I’m not a “Constitutionalist” or a conservative, I don’t think he’s a very good public speaker, and I’m sure if he becomes more of a contender he will be relentlessly and viciously attacked.

However I think the chance of his election (or even just the spreading of libertarian ideas on a grand stage) represents real potential for human progress. I can’t help but feel a little hope.

If only.

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Filed under libertarian politics