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I will never vote for Jeb Bush

I will never vote for Jeb Bush

By L. Neil Smith L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise Attention Republicans! You’re about to make an historic mistake — you’re about to make the _usual_ historical mistake that has given Democrats the upper hand too many times over the past eighty years or so. Allow me to explain: I began my political activism in […]

They HATE our Freedom

They HATE our Freedom

By L. Neil Smith  It’s extremely important to know who your “real” enemies are. They are not always who or what you think they are. Not knowing can get you killed — or worse, enslaved.   For example, in the ’60s, the American nation-state was involved in a war against the government and the people of Vietnam. The […]

Patience Hell — I’m gonna kill something!

Patience Hell — I’m gonna kill something!

By L. Neil Smith Joseph Biden may be the unintentional court jester of the Hussein Ebola administration, but he said something the other day that bears contemplation. The victim-disarmament movement, he said, needs another Jim Brady, another high-profile shooting victim to re-energize the political effort to strip us all of our right to the means of self-defense. More than […]

Economic Suicide

Economic Suicide

  .   By L. Neil Smith THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE What now seems like a lifetime ago, back in the early 1970s, I asked a colleague (who knew about such things) a somewhat complicated question. Assuming that: (A) the average individual (in those days) is forced to give a third of what he earns to […]

Three and a half funerals

Three and a half funerals

By L. Neil Smith We’ve all seen it, dozens, perhaps even hundreds of times. A young man or woman, a young son or daughter, a young husband or wife, comes back from some unnecessary, idiotic war in “Bumfuck, Egypt” — in a box. Drums roll, bugles play, bagpipes flare. Maybe rifles in a row are […]

My Fair Share

My Fair Share

By L. Neil Smith I can’t remember how it started, but I got into a “discussion” the other day with a fellow I’ve wanted to know better for quite a while, a member of the Fort Collins theatrical community presently working with us in _1776_. He’s interesting, unusual, and pretty obviously intelligent. At some point, […]

Thick as a brick

Thick as a brick

By L. Neil Smith There are humorous and sad stories within the libertarian movement about Ayn Rand, who was apparently unable to distinguish between the essential elements of her philosophy, and her own personal, passing enthusiasms. At one point, I’ve been told, Rand rather foolishly proclaimed that the only form of dancing truly consistent with […]

Under Western Skies

Under Western Skies

  By L. Neil Smith        It’s a movie cliche as old as the hills. The very first western film adventure, made by Thomas Edison in his rotating New Jersey studio, was about a train robbery. The second almost certainly told the story I’m about to describe and which we’ve all seen a […]

His Goal is Gaol

His Goal is Gaol

By L. Neil Smith I have before me on my poor, long-suffering desktop an article by some bottom-feeder calling himself “Adam Weinstein” in some cyber-publication calling itself _Gawker_, that is remarkable for number of reasons. For example, in not quite four lines of his first paragraph, he manages to tell three outright lies, make a […]

A hearty farewell to Piers Morgan

A hearty farewell to Piers Morgan

By L. Neil Smith I begin by confessing that I hadn’t heard of you until recently. I haven’t watched CNN for at least twenty years because I don’t want my  brain to shrivel down to the size of a walnut, and I don’t follow TV “celebrities”. I became aware of you when folks began e-mailing […]