“I was sixteen the first time I was picked up by the police for not breaking the law.” – Brian Aitken, The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left’s War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom I read many, many books in preparation for my interviews for the Lions of Liberty Podcast. I took a rare break from podcast preparation to read Brian Aitken’s book, The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left’s War on Guns Cost Me My Son
At the end of September California Governor Jerry Brown signed two anti-gun bills into law that have further eroded the Second Amendment’s foothold in the state. On second thought, erosion is too soft a word. Assembly Bills 1609 and 1014 have dealt a lethal blow to gun rights in the state by setting the wheels in motion to build a statewide gun owner database and by making it easier for law enforcement officers to file restraining orders to have citizens forfeit
Crack open the liberty suds, ’cause it’s Friday! Have one on me as you read this Morning Roar, because it’s always happy hour somewhere. Tax-Exempt Scandal Fallout: Judge Rules For IRS Over Tea Party Groups Does everyone remember the massive scandal that was uncovered revealing a depth of illegal political bias at the IRS? They discriminated against conservative groups – primarily any group associated with the Tea Party – leading up to the 2012 election by denying them tax exempt status.
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate in the State of Virginia, Robert Sarvis! Robert describes how he came to hold libertarian views, what propelled him to enter the political arena, and why he is now running in the Libertarian Party after attempting to losing faith in the Virginia GOP. We discuss how libertarians can make a different through politics, and Robert answers some questions regarding the policy positions of his campaign. As
Everybody’s working for the weekend! You’re almost there, keep on working and keep on reading The Morning Roar! Pro-Gold Side Polling Ahead In Switzerland The United States government isn’t going to legalize gold and silver as legal tender anytime soon, so gold bugs in the U.S. will have to live vicariously through the citizens of Switzerland. If the current polls are accurate it looks like gold lovers across the globe could soon be celebrating a small victory with the people
Your Wednesday Morning Roar! Paul Krugman “Derps” Ron Paul in New Blog Post While Suckling the Fed No libertarian is a fan of Paul Krugman, the quixotic winner of a Nobel Prize in Economics, which he has parlayed into a career as a liberal shill who can’t stop licking the boots of the Fed as he cries for ever more dollars to be printed to fit his destructive Keynesian worldview. Well, when Krugman isn’t making insane statements about the President
In the latest interview from Jack Thompson, aka Political Badger: I recently had a great chat with Jeff Deist, President of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. Jeff spoke to me about his experiences as Ron Paul’s Chief of Staff… and he answered a lot of fun questions on libertarianism in general. It was really insightful to get his take on the state of the movement today. Enjoy! Don’t forget to browse around over at Political Badger!
Welcome to your Tuesday edition of The Morning Roar! Colorado Health Officials Want to Ban Marijuana Edibles Just when everything seemed to be going all hunky dory and chunky monkey for marijuana users in Colorado, which recently legalized the herb which many use for both medical and recreational purposes, leave it to some government busy bodies to try to spoil the party. The Huffington Post reports how health officials from the rocky mountain state are looking to ban marijuana in a specific form
Start the week right with The Morning Roar! CDC Removes Faulty Ebola Guidelines Amid Calls To “Calm Down About Ebola” Welcome to the new Ebola panic. It began in the last week and it is rooted in the idea that people have become too hysterical about the spread of Ebola. I’m calling it the anti-hysteria hysteria. This past week the internet was awash with articles stating that people need to stop freaking out about Ebola. It almost seems like news outlets
Does everybody remember the story of Texas teenager Jacob Lavoro, which we covered in an edition of The Morning Roar a few months ago? Lavoro was arrested in May of this year when his neighbor reporte4d a “strange smell” emanating from his apartment. Rather than knocking on his door and asking what the smell was, the neighbor called the police. The police arrived, searched his house (probably illegally) and found that Lavoro had been making pot brownies. Because Lavoro used