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Politics Are Timeless

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Ben Spera

Some liberals claim an old document like the Constitution cannot be properly applied to the problems of today. Not true. The error with that train of thought is although new problems might arise that couldn’t possibly be foreseen 250 years ago, the foundation of all these problems is always derived from one constant: mankind – and mankind as a species has not changed. The faithful attempts of government to over reach their authority are as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. It has been this way since the first primitive form of political structure. It has never changed and it never will.

An easy way to prove this is to take quotes from popular statesman from a hundred years ago. Do they still apply? Of course they do. The wisdom of our founding fathers and other patriots could just as easily have been spoken today, but they were spoken hundreds of years ago. Man’s thirst for power and corruptibility doesn’t change. Neither does the U.S. Constitution. End of story.

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One for the Two Party System

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Ben Spera

I hear many third party Americans, usually Libertarians, complain about the unfairness of America’s “Two Party System.” Interestingly enough the Italian equivalent of the Libertarian Party, the Radicali Italiani (or Italian Radicals), strongly favors Italy moving to a two party system despite the fact that they are currently only holding 3 of 315 seats in the Italian senate. Although, I guess that’s more seats than the Libertarians hold in the U.S.

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What the Az Shooting Has Taught Us

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Ben Spera

The January 8th shooting in Tucson, Arizona was a tragic enough event in itself, but many of us were not prepared for what followed. Political opportunists, with no regard for the gravity of such a deplorable act, never skipped a beat- immediately blitzing opponents with accusations and attempts to pin liability on conservative pundits with no affiliation with the gunman whatsoever. At times their rhetoric seemed unreal, like a sick joke, I just could not believe the lack of logic and evidence in any of their allegations. Read more…

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Manifesto by Josiah Warren

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Ben Spera

Josiah Warren, thought of as the first individualist anarchist in America, provides a statement outlining his philosophy of individual sovereignty and the practical implications of that philosophy compared to what one faces within an “artificial combination”—i.e., a society or state—which presumes to deny individual sovereignty ultimately at the expense of everyone. This version of Warren’s Manifesto is from a 1952 private printing. Read more…

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A History of American Anarchism

↳ Posted on December 27th, 2010 by Ben Spera

SaccoVanzettiAnarchism is a teenage phase to most. High schoolers pissed off at their parents and school administrators carving the infamous anarchy symbol into bathroom stalls and writing it on their school binders. To me it’s always just been an overused cliche used by politicians and the media to discredit their opposition. Do legitimate anarchists even really exist? I’ve never seen one. Never met one. Some would argue that libertarians and conservative, small-government advocates are nothing more than anarchists, but obviously doesn’t hold any real merit. Read more…

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Andre the Giant on Hulk Hogan

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by Ben Spera



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