Being a libertarian in this day and age is tough. With politics at possibly the most tense point in a generation (especially in the US), it’s safe to say emotions are running high. Unfortunately for libertarians, this leaves us with
An ideology that excludes people cannot function sustainably. When a society seeks to push away large swathes of its own population, we see a backlash. This was evident during the French Revolution, the anti-colonial rebellions throughout the 20th century, and in
“I see them as symbols, and I leave symbols to the symbol-minded.” ~ George Carlin. I’d like to share a revelation with you. It came to me, as most great ideas often do, while I was in the shower this morning.
Fascism, in very simple terms, is principally an ideology of a centralized state. Further still, though the terms “authoritarian” and “nationalistic” are often misused to impugn right-wing convictions, they are indeed cardinal components of a fascist state. Whether the credos
I'd like to take you, dear readers, on a stroll down Memory Lane. It was the 1920s through the early '30s: Americans danced the Charleston; were captivated by the feats of Lindbergh, Earhart and Ruth; and immersed themselves in the
During the past few months, many in the media, as well as a number of political figures, have pushed the idea that Americans have a binary choice between communism and white nationalism. In Charlottesville, Virginia, some outlets portray Antifa and
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was one of the most unusual in history. A true outsider, he ran on the premise that Washington, D.C. was irredeemably corrupt, a swamp in need of draining. So, while he ran as a Republican and
Based on the media’s reporting this week, you would think last week’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally was one of the worst tragedies to happen in America since 9/11. Claims have ranged from it being a hate crime, to quite possibly
I thought I might do something different for my column today. A weekly roundup of the articles published by Being Libertarian's contributors and columnists since my last column last Friday felt like a good idea! Without further ado: https://beinglibertarian.com/welcome-back-1950-america-lowdown-liberty/ By Thomas J.
On Sunday night, dozens of people showed up in downtown Astoria, Oregon to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville after an act of domestic terrorism. The residents of this small coastal town in Oregon gathered together to sing songs and hold a