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Should Libertarians Care about the Constitution? 

Lysander Spooner called it “The Constitution of no authority.” Conservatives fetishize it, but don’t follow it. Progressives want it annulled. So, what should libertarians think about America’s founding document? Brion McClanahan and Allen Mendenhall give us the unadulterated history and unpleasant truths about constitutionalism—but also consider its underappreciated benefits.This is a discussion of the Constitution […]

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The Constitution Hasn’t Failed

by Michael Rozeff One of the paradoxes of political power in America is that the Constitution has no authority (see Lysander Spooner), but at the same time the Constitution confers almost unlimited authority on Congress. Yes, there is a third view. There are those who insist that the Constitution limits authority when interpreted according to […]

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Secession is Libertarian: Break Up the US (VIDEO)

For a century and a half, the idea of secession has been systematically demonized among the American public. The government schools spin fairy tales about the “indivisible Union” and the wise statesmen who fought to preserve it. Decentralization is portrayed as unsophisticated and backward, while nationalism and centralization are made to seem progressive and inevitable. […]

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Voter Turnout Invalidates TCPalm Editorial Seeking to Subject Freedom to Majority Rule

In the 2014 Primary Election the local voters voted with their feet. To the mainstream media which even includes local Scripps Newspapers/TCPalm coverage this is a serious problem. The mainstream media and outlets like TCPalm need validation of local officials. The media then uses their connections to government officials to get exclusives and access to the […]

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A Toast to Lysander Spooner

Jeff Riggenbach reads his essay titled “A Toast to Lysander Spooner”  in which he introduces Spooner to his audience. Riggenbach tells a succinct biography of Spooner’s role in promoting liberty during early US history. Spooner was a staunch abolitionist and an anarchist as well. Listen below or here http://library.mises.org/media/The%20Libertarian%20Tradition/A%20Toast%20to%20Lysander%20Spooner%20Jeff%20Riggenbach.mp3 A Toast to Lysander Spooner – […]

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