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Monday, November 26, 2007

The Homegrown Libertarianism Prevention Act of 2007

Thanks to the the members of the U.S. House of Repressors, a bill that, for all intents and purposes, shreds freedom of speech and grants the U.S. federal government more power to see libertarianism or any ideology as an "extreme belief system" has been voted on and passed in the House chamber. The bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate, and there are signs that it will indeed pass as well.

The bill, in a nutshell, declares that anyone who espouses a purist ideology of any kind will be stripped of his U.S. citizenship, tortured, and/or terminated, along with no rights to habeas corpus and the ability to appeal it before the Supreme Court. In essence, anyone with a radical point of view will be considered, in the eyes of the evil state, a "terrorist."

It goes without saying that this is largely directed at libertarians of all stripes, including, but not limited to, the following: paleolibertarians, left-libertarians, right-libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, minarchists, free marketeers, etc.

It is interesting to note that Ron Paul did not show up to vote on the measure, probably because he spent the day to concentrate on his campaign activities. However, it is a certainty that he would have voted NO if he had seen the bill in its entirety.