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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? One ran for Congress in Florida in 2012, the other in Texas in 2014. One contact says "Itís the same person..."



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. At this writing the frequently delayed or postponed vote by the Dallas City Council regarding fluoridation will finally take place on January 28...



"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...the racists to the hypocrites" in a big black book titled LIBERTARIANS: America's Political Terrorists...



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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Book Review: 'Lando Cruz' cruises in libertarian page-turner

Full disclosure: This isn't really a book review. It's more of a Book Appetite-Whetter. The book in this case is Lando Cruz and the Coup Conspiracy, a near-future libertarian dystopian science fiction novel by George Donnelly...



Pakistani teachers have guns; US teachers have whining

Why are the supposedly "backwards" Third World Muslim people so much smarter than the Western World's wimpy gun-fearing self-defense-hating populations? Simple; they deal with reality every day while the people of the world's "Democratic Republics" live in a fantasy bubble where they are "protected" by their ruling class masters...



Voluntaryists vs TSA comic still counting on your cash

The Voluntaryist Superhero comic book campaign at the Indiegogo crowdfunding corner is counting down to its conclusion on February 10 and they're still shooting short of their $7,000 target...



Prof says individuals are myths and libertarians are Republicans

In a November NY Times article anthropologist John Edward Terrell claimed that individualism is an "American myth." While attempting to prove his position he misuses "libertarian" in his commentary, continually juxtaposing "libertarian," "Republican" and "Tea Party," indicating that he's as confused about libertarianism as he is about individualism...



Interview: George Donnelly says 'Screw Activism. Build community.'

George Donnelly may be best known to libertarians as the former Tyranny Fighter who was manhandled by uniformed thugs outside the Allentown, Pennsylvania courthouse and put through judicial hell merely for videocording Julian Heicklen and others while they distributed Fully Informed Jury Association pamphlets to passers-by...


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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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