Obamacare is a paternalistic threat to liberty

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Behind every new law or regulation is a group of people trying to justify it, and Obamacare is no different. Every law mandated is a piece of liberty taken away. 

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A Nevada Legacy Turned On Its Head

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Nevada was once a nationwide model of fiscal rectitude. Not now.

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Gary Johnson's coming to Las Vegas this week!

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That's right, Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, is coming to Las Vegas this week!  Governor Johnson flies in on the afternoon of this Thursday, August 18.  He'll be appearing at a special rally at SLS Casino's The Foundry at 7 PM.  The doors will be opening at 6, so get there early if you want to avoid security lines.

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Party Politics: What's The Hook?

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This election cycle more than any other, I've noticed a distinct theme running through the parties. It's what I call the "hook" that they use to attract new members to the party and their candidates.

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LP’s Ron Johnson scores stunning KO in his return to the ring!

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Former light heavyweight champion Ron Johnson scored a stunning victory in the boxing ring last night.  The Libertarian Party’s own Ron Johnson faced off against contender Warren Brockie at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana.

Ron Johnson Scored a knockdown in Round 1, two knockdowns in Round 2, and 2 more knockdowns in Round 3.  After Round 3’s second knockdown, the referee had seen enough punishment and called the fight off.

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From GOP to LP: Making the Quantum Leap

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Nevada Assistant State Controller Geoffrey Lawrence publicly announced he's leaving the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party.  Lawrence made the announcement during a speech delivered at the recent Gary Johnson/Bill Weld rally in Reno.  Geoffrey Lawrence is a big name in Nevada and his decision to switch parties carries a lot of clout.  Apart from his public service position as Assistant State Controller, he is heavily involved with the Nevada Policy Research Institute and contributes to Nevada Business Magazine.

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Tea Parties Were a Reaction to Bipartisan Cronyism

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In our last column, we explained that the financial collapse of 2007-08 was due much to collusion between private banks and government.  Congressional mandates required lenders to issue mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them.  Then, government agencies would purchase the faulty loans from the banks, thus relieving the banks of the risks.

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Bailouts, Arrogance and Corruption in ‘The Big Short’

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Sometimes Hollywood hits a home run.

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What Do You Mean, Wasted Vote?

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Every election cycle in recent memory, I've had to endure people trying to pressure me into voting for someone I don't believe in. I've heard several arguments for why I should ignore my own choice to vote for a candidate who didn't win me over by virtue of his/her own platform. Some of the most persistent include the following...

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August 2016 Newsletter

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