The dishonor of militarism

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman


What a blown opportunity! Glenn Beck gathered thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to urge a restoration of American honor — but not once did he mention the most egregious assault on America’s honor: militarism. It would have been a perfect time to call for dismantling the American empire, ending the bloody occupations and covert wars in Muslim lands, and terminating the gross violations of the rights of Americans and foreigners alike...

Somebody’s son or daughter is our tragedy

by Philip Giraldi


Abraham Lincoln referred to the ‘terrible arithmetic’ of war, meaning that sometimes a general or statesman would have to accept large numbers of casualties in fighting that would bring the conflict to an end and thereby save even more lives. … We Americans of the twenty-first century are now experiencing our own ‘terrible arithmetic,’ but an arithmetic that goes on and on without end. Worse, we are engaged in several conflicts that have nothing to do with national survival and did not have to be fought...

What is the state of things and where do we go from here?

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Edwin E. Smith


Civil Disobedience … is the only group action that has ever in the history of mankind effected the greatest political change for the least amount of bloodshed. The best example I can think of is the British occupation of India. One simple individual by the name of Mahatma Gandhi never raised a hand against the British occupiers yet his simple refusal, along with millions of followers, to comply with the rules or pay the taxes placed upon them drove the British to eventually give up and go home...

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