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January 20, 2015
Annual March for Life, Olympia, Washington
by Gavin Seim

humanrihgtsI went to ask the slain child how she felt about the “liberty” of a woman to kill a child. But she had no voice.

 

Abortion is a heartbreaking blot on our history we will forever regret. Right to life rests on the foundation of America and liberty itself and every supporter of liberty is duty bound to stand up for the rights of the born and the unborn. Let’s consider why. (more…)

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Dubin and Bolyard checkmate RLC, defeat Ron Paul’s principles

tumblr_mh9699ZuQZ1s30gcpo1_400On Saturday, April 27, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Washington held its first Convention [at least the first of the current charter; the National RLC has been around (with appearing and disappearing State Charters) for more than 20 years].

The explosion of members in Washington State before the Convention might be attributed to a number of factors, but among them must be the salutary efforts of its leadership team, its chair, Sandi Belzer Brendale, and the resounding send-off given by the “Freedom Agenda” State legislators at the RLCWA Kickoff. That group, highlighted by Matt Shea, also included David Taylor, Jason Overstreet and Elizabeth Scott. Their speeches at the Kickoff were inspiring and so wonderfully out-of-character for politicians (they were principled), it is fair to call them astonishing.

But the key element in making the RLCWA (for a time) the fastest growing State Charter in America, in our opinion, was the vacuum left after the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign, by the Campaign for Liberty’s  top-down national leaders. The question  continually asked during 2008 by anyone who saw the enormous raw strength of the movement was, “What happens to this political force when the campaign is over?” (more…)

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This is for the liars and idiots, the morally challenged infiltrators of the conservative movement who move among us like snakes claiming “Ron Paul is not a Republican” because he espouses “libertarian” economics.

If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.

Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are traveling the same path.

~ Ronald Reagan

July 1975

Inside Ronald Reagan

A Reason Interview

from the July 1975 issue

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Republicans shrug?

Mysterious Reagan Winger “Steve,” tells us he thinks the Republicans should be encouraging their PCOs to help bring the film Atlas Shrugged to a theatre near you. And by implication, that they should be urging those same PCOs to see the film. First reviews suggest the film is worth your time.

Steve writes:

So often we conservatives really don’t put our money where our mouth is. We complain and complain about how liberal Hollywood is, but when a conservative movie comes around (rarely) we don’t support it.
I blame the Republicans. Why aren’t they urging their PCOs to contact the theaters? But then again, where are the Tea Partiers, especially the Ron Paul supporters? [Ed. note: RP folks will attend this movie in droves; see National Journal article below for an answer to your first question.]
If this show does well it could be proof that the Tea Party isn’t dead. But given how few theaters it seems to be at this probably will not be the case. [Ed note: We remain unconvinced that Tea Party Mom & Pops recognize the name Ayn Rand, despite articles like that at the end of this article. If this film does well, it will most likely be due to cinematic excellence!]

Part 1 (of a trilogy) of the film version of what has been called the greatest American novel, premiers (more…)

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During the Reagan Administration Joe Sobran was my favorite columnist. I remember quipping that in MY world Buckley was the center, Sobran the right and George Will a liberal. 

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