Ask ten different libertarians about their political priorities, and you’re likely to get ten different answers. These might range from the quite moderate like marijuana decriminalization or a tax reduction, all the way to the more dramatic like the complete overhaul or abolition of the entire State apparatus. Ask still others, and you’ll find priorities that aren’t libertarian at all. Like gender equality, fighting paranoid notions of racism, or combating the social stigma of certain behaviors, often involving sex or drugs.
A bill before the New Hampshire legislature would repeal the requirement for a concealed carry permit in the state. Senate Bill 116 has already passed the state Senate, and is presently before the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee, and is expected to pass the Republican led House of Representatives. The bill keeps the option available to obtain a permit, which is known as a “Pistol/Revolver License” in the state, for purposes of reciprocity. This gives New Hampshire gun
“I look at reasonable regulation the way I look at round squares” is what I told the Ways and Means Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives yesterday in Concord. House bill 445 would accurately define poker as a game of skill, thus removing it from the state’s gambling regulations. I went to speak in support of the bill. Noticeably absent were my fellow libertarians at this particular committee meeting. I know Ian Freeman and Darryl Perry had equally
Adam Kokesh joins us for the 25th episode of Some Garbage Podcast. He’ll be on for the entire two hours, during which we’ll discuss who the fuck knows. Do you think I plan this stuff out. It’s just Some Garbage Podcast. In all seriousness, Adam has a book out, so I imagine that will be brought up a couple of times. I’m also interested in discussing dealing with haters, and celebritarianism in general. Adam and I have taken a few
For quite some time, Keene activists have been visiting the legislative office building in Concord, NH to attend committee hearings and testify before them. I never much cared for this form of activism. I saw it as begging the State for permission. A deed no dignified anarchist should lower himself to. Then I found out that I could open carry my revolver there. You heard me right. Even me, the guy who wrote Gabby Giffords Begs for Another Bullet, and Violently Overthrow the
President Obama is set to make a push today for the FCC to override state and local laws prohibiting municipalities from getting into the business of providing Internet access. The push is part of a larger package of initiatives the President is unveiling leading up to his January 20th State of the Union address. Incumbent telecoms like AT&T and Time Warner Cable have lobbied extensively around the country to ensure they don’t have to compete directly with such municipal projects.
In an article posted last Friday at the Foundation for Economic Education, Jeffrey Tucker announced a New Year’s resolution so corny it could constipate the Jolly Green Giant. Before you ask, no, it wasn’t to stop drinking Bourbon for Breakfast, or to upgrade his bow tie, it was far,far worse. Jeffrey Tucker wants to “take back” the word liberal. Appropriately enough, the post was filed under “Democracy”. Now, to Tucker’s credit, the guy’s got a point. Once upon a time, the ideas of
Stefan Molyneux recently released a video discussing the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island at the hands of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes on the street, in an effort to arrest him. Garner died as a result, and a grand jury refused to indict officer Pantaleo. It’s not the first time Molyneux has chimed in the subject. I wrote an article recently blasting him for stating that you have to obey
New Hampshire has long been known as one of the more gun friendly states in the US. There is no restriction on open carry of pistols or long guns. A concealed carry permit, here known as a “Pistol/Revolver License” is only $10, and the issuing authority must issue it within two weeks or be subject to legal action, as this is a “shall issue” state. New Hampshire also reciprocates carry permits from any state in the union that reciprocates theirs. The state
Greg called into Free Talk Live describing himself as a “civil libertarian”. He believes that people should basically be free to do as they see fit, but he also feels like being stuck in a dead end job is some kind of oppression. He concludes that the solution to this is to redistribute wealth, so as to, as an example, pay for a person’s education so they can improve their station in life. As a libertarian I’m pretty quick to