Tag Archives: Freedom

Slippery slope – for real?

Science Fiction is full of it – and sadly, so is human history. What? Treating humans like animals. “Other animals” in the beliefs of many, including those we think would never act on it. World Net Daily recently featured a … Continue reading

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The price of government

This shows it, in a neat graphic way: (The shirt, by the way, comes from Libertas Institute, and sells for $9.99. No endorsement implied, and TPOL won’t make a dime on it if you buy one. But we do ask … Continue reading

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Guest column: Do Americans still value freedom?

By Edward Hudgins, originally published 4 July 2001. Worth reading again after two decades! Think about these things, and why they are! America is a unique country, founded on the principle that we are endowed with “certain unalienable Rights, that among … Continue reading

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Anarchy, tyranny, and liberty

Too many of us get confused on the basics of life, the universe, and everything. Especially these three concepts. Let’s dive in. Many of us find ourselves defining key concepts in a lot of different ways. All three of these … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen ™ reasons for lovers of liberty to be thankful in 2022

Our greetings for a happy Thanksgiving, despite government and all the rest. Rejoice in the liberty we have, and work to restore what we have lost.  Debby, Gareth and Andrea, Matthias and Kaylynn and I are all praying for you … Continue reading

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Who is winning the American propaganda wars?

Americans and our States and societies are (so we are told) facing a large number of “crises” right now. Among them: What do YOU believe about these issues? What do government officials and politicians running for office tell you? What … Continue reading

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What do we mean by liberty?

By Nathan Barton As lovers of liberty (libertarians, classical liberals, self-governors, free-market anarchists,) we here at TPOL obviously want to be clear to readers and others about how we define liberty. We take to heart Sam Adams’ statement: “If ye … Continue reading

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Declaring independence – personally

Although we think of independence and secession as a group action – this is really NOT the case. As Tom Knapp recently pointed out, NO “institution” or “government” or “organization” really does anything except through the actions of individuals. Even … Continue reading

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Warning – Independence Day ahead!

Welcome to the last day of June 2022, indeed a horrible month for many reasons.(Apologies for the delay in publishing – computer gliches are always with us!) In just two days, many lovers of liberty will celebrate American Independence Day … Continue reading

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American fascism and the War Between the States

A number of libertarian historians, and in particular, Thomas DiLorenzo, have long researched, written, and preached the truth about that American demigod, “Honest Abe” Lincoln. One of his latest commentaries can be found at Lew Rockwell. Thomas notes the 100th … Continue reading

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