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A Libertarian View of CPAC: Part One

The first proper day of events at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was underway on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at the Gaylord resort in Maryland. Being Libertarian was there on “Media Row,” representing an all-too-scarce libertarian presence alongside the mainstream media outlets that normally frequent these events....

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An Interview with Former LNC Chair Bill Redpath (Part 2)

Bill Redpath was Chair of the LNC from 2006-2010. He was Chairman of the LP’s Ballot Access committee from 1992-1996 and under his direction the Libertarian Party became the first non-major party to achieve ballot access in all 50 states plus DC in two-consecutive elections in United States history....

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Philosophy

Perspectives: The Forcible Removal of Milo Yiannapolous

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.  ...

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Libertarianism, Helicopters, and Leftists

All it takes is a Hoppe, skip and a jump for those, who are joking online about throwing communists from helicopters, to justify their actions. A growing wave of libertarians and anarcho-capitalists are finding themselves drawn to the world of anti-communist rhetoric, which extends to the nth degree. So,...

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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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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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US Imposes Sanctions on Iran After Ballistic Missile Test

On Thursday, following a recent missile test by the Iranian government, the US Department of the Treasury placed new financial sanctions on several groups the US believes are involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program. The groups involved are subsidiaries of Shahid Hemmat Industrial and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Ghadir...

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China performs mass shutdown of VPN’s bypassing their “ׂGreat Firewall”

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced a major crackdown on VPN services, which encrypt Internet traffic in order to let its citizens have access to websites blocked by the country’s “Great Firewall.” The Ministry stated that “all special cable and VPN services on the mainland needed...

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