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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Webzine - May 2009

THL's monthly libertarian blog carnival, featuring last month's outstanding libertarian articles from all quarters of the libertarian blogosphere.

Rand Paul Moneybomb
With just over a week to prepare, I started a "Mini-Money Bomb" for Dr. Rand Paul of Bowling Green, KY, to jumpstart his bid for U.S. Senate. Here's what happened:

-Adam Kokesh Responds
-Shelly Roche Tweets here & here
-Liberty Maven Promotes $Bomb
-RedStateEclectic Promotes $Bomb
-Jeff Moore Promotes $Bomb
-Victory! $Bomb Succeeds
-Rand Paul Responds here & here

Thanks to everyone who made it a success!

Sonia Sotomayor Appointment
Obama's appointment of Sotomayor last month drew a flurry of news coverage and controversy. Here are some highlights:

My Guestpost at Libertarian Republican.

Video: Ron Paul discusses Sotomayor appointment.

Cato's Ilya Shapiro: Sotomayor pick not based on merit and his follow up on responses to this apparently controversial piece.

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Obama's Police State
Obama's two faces on abuse photos.
Jon Stewart calls Obama out:

To her credit, so does Rachel Maddow:

Disconcerting Boy Scout Training

It's The Economy, Stupid!

Essay: We Had No Choice

In May, Congressman Ron Paul's bill to Audit the Fed HR1207, reached 175 co-sponsors in Congress!

Cato's Ikenson: What Was the Point of Bailing out GM?

Mises: The Social Security Scam

Mises: How Anti-Trust Ruined the Movies

Where's the Money Gone?
(really cool graphic)

Blog of the Month:
The Liberty Papers
Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

ReTeaParty this July!
Last month I made a little video (using Power Point, which actually worked out pretty well to my pleasant surprise) to rehash our successes at the last two Tea Party protests on February 27th and April 15th, and to invite everyone to the biggest Tea Party event yet- the one this July 4th!

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I borrowed a quote from Gandhi (and boy did he know how to protest government abuses!), who was himself a small-government conservative, a fact most of his ardent admirers probably overlook, but I digress. His quotation is: “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”

And how we’ve followed this progression! At the February 27th protest there was barely any mention at all in the mainstream media. We were ignored. On the April 15th protest, our numbers had swelled and we could no longer be ignored, so the media made fun of us, ridiculed us, and spent more time laughing at the term “tea bagging” than they did talking about the issues. We were laughed at.

By the time of our July 4th protest it will become apparent that we cannot be ignored or laughed away- that our numbers are great, that our resolve is firm, and that our cause is just. Our nation and its leaders will see that there will be a time and place of reckoning for the irresponsibility in Washington D.C. and that the time will be 2010 & 2012, and the place will be ballot boxes all across our nation. We will be fought!

Please continue your active support of the Tea Party movement and let’s roll our enthusiasm for America’s core values into a massive electoral defeat for the incumbents in Washington who have caused and perpetuated our nation’s problems. See you on July 4th!


Editor's note: If you would like to submit content from your own blog to be published in June's edition of THL's libertarian blog carnival on July 1st, feel free to make my job a little easier. The content must be published within the month of June and is, of course subject to my review. If I don't include it due to the constraints of time and space, don't fret- just try again!