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Will the Liberty Movement Prevail in the 21st Century?

The first seventeen years of the 21st century, have been ones of expeditious and unprecedented technological advancements: from social media interconnectedness, and text message marketing, to the digitization of our lifestyles and the conducting of commerce via the Internet (instead of physical, interpersonal, interactions). This is the millennium of...

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The Problem with Saying Taxation is Theft

It is hardly surprising that the phrase “Taxation is theft” has become a popular slogan in libertarian circles. After all, the closest thing to a universal tenet of the movement is the desire for the elevation of individual liberty over the collective, which usually translates to the minimization of...

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SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Would Not Repeal Roe v. Wade

During his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch abstained from articulating a position on abortion, but did explain that he views it as precedent. “I would tell you that Roe v. Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court. It has...

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Philosophy

The Problem with Saying Taxation is Theft

It is hardly surprising that the phrase “Taxation is theft” has become a popular slogan in libertarian circles. After all, the closest thing to a universal tenet of the movement is the desire for the elevation of individual liberty over the collective, which usually translates to the minimization of...

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Open Borders and the Existence of Government

Freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are in direct synonymy with the Libertarian Party. Libertarians are strong advocates for civil liberties and the eradication of intrusive, big government. Uninformed persons retain the wretched habit of mistaking libertarian principles for anarchic ones. Erroneous assertions of open borders supporting libertarian...

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Restraining Federal Power Is Not Enough To Protect Individual Freedom

I have to say it’s awesome to see so many states standing up to the Fed, using the 10th Amendment to tell them to back off, so that states can do as they please.  We see this almost daily, from the legalization of marijuana, to the blocking of federal...

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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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Why News Genuinely Sucks & Why Artificial Intelligence Is Going To Need To Fix It

I am going to say something rarely said by anyone who writes articles, but I feel it’s an important thing to casually mention. Borderline every article I write is geared 100% to get attention, be controversial and make some people really, really happy and make some people want to...

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Shortcuts & Delusions: I Love Global Warming

Hello and welcome to Shortcuts & Delusions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Being Libertarian Inc., a division of Uni-Chem Consolidations LLC, a Bilderberg corporation specializing in industrial lubricants, munitions, genetically-modified cauliflower and tricycle wheels! If you’re passing through as part of the bi-hourly tour, please remember to follow the...

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Digital Privacy Further Eroded By US Dept. of Justice

A U.S. magistrate ruled this past Friday that Google has to comply with FBI search warrants seeking customer emails stored on their company servers located outside of the USA, despite a prior court ruling in July of 2016 stating that the government is not allowed to access Microsoft’s data...

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