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Interview: Are Hamilton and Hull the same un-libertarian troll?

This story began with a book, LIBERTARIANS: America's Political Terrorists whose author turned out to be a Texas Libertarian Party candidate for US Congress in 2014, Shawn Michael Hamilton, AKA Michael Hull, Florida LP candidate for US Congress in 2012, and now a Republican in 2015...



A sheeple in Libertarian's clothing?

Who are Shawn Michael Hamilton and Michael "Prince" Hull and why do their names, profiles, and political parties keep changing?



Fluoride freedom advocates fight Dallas City Hall

North Texas libertarians should take note that a small band of anti-fluoridation activists has been pushing Dallas City Hall to discontinue fluoridation of the public water works. ...



"Former Libertarian" rages against Libertarian Party "terrorists"

Shawn Michael Hamilton is so blood-rage pissed-off at the Libertarian Party that he spent four years researching it so he could expose what he calls "the nut cases to the criminals...



Silk Road 'mastermind' railroaded by the feds

As of today, according to the Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund, the perpetually delayed and rescheduled trial of Ross Ulbricht, former academic honors student at the Nanotech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas will begin Tuesday, January 13 in New York City...





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Future SF flick spoiler alert: 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistrust'

From time to time news emerges that master SF novelist Robert A. Heinlein's libertarian masterwork The Moon is a Harsh Mistress will finally become a film. And time after time after time it doesn't happen...



The Social Contract is a master-slave contract

In his commentary in his Beautiful Anarchy "writing platform" at Jeffrey Tucker sagaciously identifies the 50 Shades of Grey movie as an allegory for our relationship with government...



"Government Libertarian Paternalism:" weasel words for "Nanny State"

Anyone who embraces the Zero Aggression Principle against initiation of force, intimidation and fraud can legitimately call themselves libertarians. In a voluntary society everyone is free to live as they choose...



Net Neutrality is the end of free speech

"The FCC is plotting to take over the Internet." declares DownsizeDC President Jim Babka. "Their plan for doing this has been kept secret, but insider leaks suggest the plan is horrifying..."



'Capitalism' suffers from Chronic Ideological Definitional Disorder

There are at least four (and probably more) different understandings of what the word "capitalism" means floating around in the web world and because people cling only to their own definitions they all end up talking past one another...


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Your work keeps getting better and better.  Keep it up!

This writer, Garry Reed, is a prolific Libertarian who has taught me so much. He is an analytical thinker and a sparky writer.

I love your stuff.  Please keep writing.

Your articles are an inspiration. I am so glad you find the time to write them, I will always find the time to read them.

Thanks for the great reporting. I am a lifetime registered Republican. I am very angry with all the politicians. I have voted republican all my life, but things are really changing now. The more I read your articles and listen to the media, the more I think I'm a Libertarian. I also consider myself a Conservative and an Independent.

Damn you, Garry! I'm too busy as it is, and now I have to stop and read your posts whenever they show up, because they are just that good. Hopefully lots of people who aren't already members of the choir are reading these too!




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