Friday, November 29, 2013

Letter of Liberty News Edition (11-29-2013)

Here is the Friday Edition of the news.

Doug Newman tells militarists to fight and then talk about PTSD (n.b.: he is not advocating joining the military, but rather he is arguing against neocon warmongers).

Justin Raimondo explores the steamy relationship between sex and the NSA.

Scott Lazarowitz gives some holiday weekend reading.

Sheldon Richman on why government is the problem.

Paul Rosenberg talks on Bitcoin and the "purity police."

Ron Paul writes on how salvation from interventionism for America might come from an unlikely place.

Matt McCaffrey and Carmen Dorobat writes on inflation, shortages, and social democracy in Venezuela.

Frank Keating, a Reagan Republican, makes the Republican case for immigration reform.

Felicity Arbuthnot on the secret history of America's chemical weapons

Dawood Ahmed shows how the drone apologists are as deadly as the drones themselves.

Edward Curtin reveals James W. Douglass's famous book JFK and the Unspeakable (which is loved very well in libertarian circles and which I will read in the future).

Brian Bender and Neil Swidey explore Robert F. Kennedy's perception of conspiracy in the JFK assassination.

Medea Benjamin analyzes the tragic and harrowing effects of the American government's drone policy.

Dan Delzell explains why the sin of unbelief (regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ) "robs you blind."

Famed Christian pastor Timothy Keller waxes poetic about the joys of sex in marriage.

Robert Wenzel refutes the anti-freedom nonsense parroted by Pope Francis (which is the result of confusing the free market with crony capitalism).

Robert P. Murphy argues that the critics of Black Friday, however noble their intentions, are blowing things out of proportion.

James Corbett argues that Jeremy Scahill's acclaimed documentary Dirty Wars might not be telling the whole story.

Paul Joseph Watson responds to Jeremy Scahill's accusation of Alex Jones as an idiot.

Doug French on how "ballot box charity" is hurtful

If you are a gun owner and want to improve your shooting skills (without firing a shot), here are some tips.

Daisy Luther gives her snow storm warning.

Mark Sisson gives his recipe for bacon pancakes.

Charles Hugh Smith on the lie of free lunch (and free debt)

Joseph Mercola gives his tips on combatting depression.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Reading

Dear readers of Letter of Liberty:

It's Thanksgiving Day! This is the day where we get to thank the Lord God for his bountiful blessings through abundant food, songs, and other things.

So instead of writing original content, I will decide to give a few resources for Thanksgiving Day reading (and I will update them through the day if I have the time):

"The Great Thanksgiving Hoax" by Richard J. Maybury, Mises Daily, November 20, 1999
"Property and the First Thanksgiving" by Gary Galles, Mises Daily, November 25, 2004
"Thanksgiving Proclamation" by George Washington (October 3, 1789)
"Thanksgiving, Socialism, and the Free Market" by Jacob G. Hornberger, The Future of Freedom Foundation, November 22, 2012
"The Pilgrims' Real Thanksgiving Lesson"by Benjamin Powell, LVMIC Daily, November 28, 2013
"Nationalize Everything—Even Thanksgiving" by Tom DiLorenzo,, November 28, 2013
"What If Thanksgiving Exposes the Government?" by Andrew P. Napolitano,, November 28, 2013
"On Being Thankful for Our Collective Insanity" by Butler Shaffer,, November 28, 2013
"Our First Thanksgiving" by Sartell Prentice, Jr., The Freeman, November 01, 1959
"Of Thanks and Mercy" by James Carroll,, November 25, 2003
"Thanksgiving Day: The True History" by Fred Foldovary,, Date Unknown
"The True Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Birth of Private Enterprise in America" by Richard Ebeling, In Defense of Capitalism and Human Progress, November 23, 2009
Chuck Muth's News & Views - Thanksgiving 2003
"Thanksgiving Edition" by Phil Girardi,, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Godfrey Bloom: The State Is A Thief

Godfrey Bloom, member of the UK Independent Party, quotes the great political philosopher, economist, and libertarian Murray Rothbard in his speech, where that philosopher says that the state is a gang of thieves. It is interesting to hear his words, and it is a testament to the growing influence of libertarianism around the world.

Monday, November 25, 2013

I'm Back!

Dear friends and readers of Letter of Liberty:

Do you wonder why I suddenly stopped blogging for a while? And do you wonder why I just came back randomly?

Well, this post is here to answer that.

I stopped blogging for a while in order to prepare for some important event called the National Bible Bee, a program which involves children memorizing Scripture passages and studying a certain book of the Bible in order to prepare for a national event hosted by the Shelby Kennedy Foundation. Me and my family participated in this event since 2010, and we have found it to be enjoyable and helpful in our studies of God's Word. Their vision is summed up in these words: "The vision for the Bible Bee is to encourage parents as they disciple their children through in-depth study of the Word of God, Scripture memorization, and prayer." I encourage other people to participate in this mission with their entire families, because not only is this a way to steep oneself into the Word of God through Bible study and Scripture memorization, but also it is a means by which one meets like-minded Christian children.

And now I am back. My purpose of this blog is the same: to advance libertarianism as compatible with Christianity. But I will also deal with theological issues, which I haven't done much on this blog. I will try to deal with stuff such as the essentials of Christianity, Christian doctrine, evangelism, the Gospel, and all that stuff, alongside libertarianism and the philosophy of liberty. And I might even write some stuff on pop culture, music, movies and all other stuff too.

Due to my schedule and schoolwork, I might be a little slow in certain areas of blogging. And this Thanksgiving week will be a bit complicated, so you probably might not see me do much blogging. But when I get the time, I will do what I can to blog.