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A Liberty Movement, Divided Against Itself, Cannot Stand

It is an unfortunate truth that, as the liberty movement gains traction in the political arena and becomes more diverse, we are going to face our fair share of hurdles when it comes to ideological differences on some hot-button issues. Issues such as drug use and the legality and...

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The Chief’s Thoughts: The Myth of the Libertarian ‘Utopia’

It is important for libertarians to consciously and with purpose reject the notion of a ‘libertarian utopia,’ as it detracts from the substantive practicality of the libertarian political philosophy. I had an extended debate on Facebook recently about open and closed borders (surprise!). But despite the discussion having been...

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We’ve Got Mike Crispi’s First Libertarian Interview (Seriously)

This Observer.com article describes you as a Republican and as a fiscal conservative. Are you a member of the Republican Party? What specifically makes you unique as a fiscal conservative? What does it mean to you, why do you identify as that? I have rooted my ideology in liberty...

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Philosophy

The Lowdown on Liberty: Intellectual Property, Border Security, and Criminal Rights

Welcome to the first edition of The Lowdown On Liberty, where each week we take questions or concerns our readers have pertaining to liberty and attempt to sort them out. If you would like to see your questions answered here, be sure to comment on our related post every...

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The Chief’s Thoughts: Fight the Welfare State with the Same Vigor you do Open-Borders!

In his follow-up article to the first round of the French presidential election, Bric Butler explained at length that, while Marine Le Pen is no doubt a socialist economically, she is still the preferable candidate because of her security and border policy. I found this argument to be quite...

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A Liberty Movement, Divided Against Itself, Cannot Stand

It is an unfortunate truth that, as the liberty movement gains traction in the political arena and becomes more diverse, we are going to face our fair share of hurdles when it comes to ideological differences on some hot-button issues. Issues such as drug use and the legality and...

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Property Rights in the Age of the Internet

The debate on internet privacy, and what companies can do with our online information, was renewed recently, with the House passing a bill that would roll back the Federal Communications Commission regulations created by the Obama administration. The rules, that were set to go into effect this year, would...

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Support Earth Day? Good! Here’s Why You Should Also Support Capitalism, Fracking, & Nuclear Power

Just opening this up, I’m going to state the following points to set the mood. Earth Day is a wonderful thing. Climate change is 100% real, very much man-made, and is not overstated. It has had, and will continue to have, real damages we have to acknowledge. There is clear evidence...

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Is Zoltan Istvan a Libertarian?

Like many libertarians, I was initially excited when Zoltan Istvan announced his candidacy for Governor of California. Istvan is the founder of the Transhumanist Party and author of “The Transhumanist Wager,” which is considered a manifesto on transhumanist philosophy. The basic premise of transhumanism is that the next step...

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Perspectives: Mission: Unpossible

Being Libertarian Perspectives serves as a weekly, multi-perspective opinion and analysis piece by members of Being Libertarian’s writing team. Every week the panel, comprised of randomly selected writers, will answer a question based on current events or libertarian philosophy. Managing Editor Dillon Eliassen will moderate and facilitate the discussion. Dillon...

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