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Warrantless Surveillance Ineffective & Illegal

Warrantless Wiretapping
I still maintain there should be no such thing as a warrantless search. They call it surveillance, but that's not an accurate term. Surveillance can be done passively, with coffee and doughnut in hand while your partner sleeps in the seat next to you. What the FBI and NSA do actually requires more than just looking. It requires that information you don't intend to share with the world be gathered ...
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Rose is the Best Character from The Last Jedi

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Rose, from The Last Jedi is said to be the most hated Star Wars character since Jar Jar Binks. So perhaps I will ruffle a few tail feathers when I say she was my favorite character from the movie. I often say this on forums I frequent related to Geek culture (I am indeed a Geek, but you knew that) and my comments are often taken ironically. Which is really funny for me. I say h...
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Incest tests the boundaries of the liberty movement

Father of the Bride
I share stories like this one, not because I support the behavior, but because they bump up against the ideas of liberty. They are the stories that make people squeamish. In the world of liberty no laws would be passed to prevent this behavior. It's actually a story you've heard similar told before. The man has a child but it's put up for adoption. The child turns 18 and wants to find that man,...
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When it comes to guns it’s the same old thing

What you've always done will get you what you've always got
This is very much how I feel about the current gun control debate. We've done "common sense laws", we've banned types of weapons, we've created entire zones where it is illegal to carry a gun. More of that, won't help. It will simply get us more of what we have been getting. Depending on which stat you use 92% or 98% of all mass shootings have taken place in gun free zones or other areas where ...
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School shootings aren’t about law but rather about society

This editorial from CNN Español makes several very good points. First it asks the question, is there a law that can prevent school shootings? Would a law banning AR-15's or so-called assault weapons prevent them? The author goes on to say that regardless of matters of law he does not think law alone can fix it. He believes that this is a problem of society, not of law. I wholeheartedly agree. W...
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Sheriff calls for power to detain over social media posts

sheriff, Scott Israel, of Broward County
I do not believe this Sheriff is calling for something we can legitimately authorize. Even he admits that it violates rights. "People are going to be rightfully so concerned about their rights, as am I, but what about the rights of these students?" Everyone, not just the students, has a right not to be murdered. What people are really looking for is protection from the state. But, they have that. ...
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Libertarians don’t want you in their club

ron paul does not belong in the libertarian party
I've been thinking more and more about the Libertarian Party and the direction I've seen it moving. I don't personally feel that direction is very inclusive. I spend a lot of time of libertarian pages. I get accused of being a troll, of being a satire page, and sometimes just told to f-off. But I assure them, and all of you, my visits to those pages is done in all sincerity. Ron Paul, when I f...
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Blacks, Guns, and the 2nd Amendment’s Necessity

Man with a gun among books
"As much as America loves her guns, she has never liked the idea of seeing them in black hands." I do not think it was the author's intention, but this article makes an excellent example for the 2nd Amendment in a fully intact form. The idea is that white people don't want black people to own guns. To demonstrate this the article goes through a list of laws specifically designed to keep guns ou...
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To Leftists You Are A Baby that Needs Cared For

smoking hand
The answer to this author's question, "Why don't Americans realize how poor their lives are?" is quite a simple answer. They don't realize it, because it's not true. There are cultural differences at play as well as individual choice. We don't all want what the author of this piece wants. He starts the article with his idea of the blissful day, "In London, Paris, Berlin, I hop on the train, head ...
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Tort Law: Required for Liberty

Corvair Crashed
I am sure not many people spend much time thinking about Tort Law but most have heard it mentioned in the phrase "Tort Reform" and have somehow gotten this notion that it's a terrible thing. Of course it can be abused, that's true. But it really is an important judicial tool for regular citizens like you and I. Tort Law is really the thing that would replace government regulations in a true free m...
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We Need More Guns

Gun
Just the fact that they call it "gun culture" means they still don't understand the 2nd amendment. I'm not saying there isn't a sub-culture where guns are a vital part. There is, but it's not at all like leftists think it is. It's simply those people for whom guns are also a hobby. They follow guns the way some people follow football. They collect them, appreciate the workmanship, know all the bra...
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Does forcing vaccinations violate rights?

Little Girl with Polio
For the sake of this particular discussion we are going to ignore arguments related to anti-vaccinating. This really isn't about vaccinations. This discussion is about what power the government should have when it comes to the choices parents make concerning their own children. Does a person have a right not to get vaccinated or for their children not to be? If there are 10 people in a room and...
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The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

Men being Men
All libertarians and classical liberals are feminists in the true and original sense of that word. We believe in rights and believe those rights equally apply to women as well as men. That SHOULD be what feminism means to everyone. However, modernly speaking the new wave (4th I think) is quite a different animal. This new wave is really just a mix of other philosophies that act as parasites on ...
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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

No!
There aren't any other options. It's all either one form or the other of each of the two types of systems. This article refers to it as "old binaries" and intimates that there will be some future option so much better than either. There won't be. You can tell the author isn't on solid ground when you read statements like this, "...not all experiments with socialist principles have gone so horribly...
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PETA drops lawsuit arguing animals have right to own property

PETA brought a law suit against a photographer on behalf of a monkey. PETA didn't own the monkey. So it's difficult to see who they could have standing in the case at all. For that alone it should have been dismissed out of hand. "That case involved the intellectual property rights of an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto who took pictures of himself in the wild with a nature photographer's...
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