Should refugees be surveilled, refused or interned?

In the days after the attacks in Paris, France that were claimed by The Islamic State, reports, “there has been a growing backlash against refugees, particularly among US Republicans.” Continue reading

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In defense of fantasy sports gambling

The New York Attorney General’s office recently sent cease and desist letters to “daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagering sites DraftKings and FanDuel… ordering both companies to immediately stop accepting wagers inside New York.” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “Our investigation has found that, unlike traditional fantasy sports, daily fantasy sports companies are engaged in illegal gambling under New York law, causing the same kinds of social and economic harms as other forms of illegal gambling, and misleading New York consumers.” Continue reading

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Libertarians, libertarianism and the principle of non-aggression

There has recently been discussion within the Libertarian Party about what it means to be a libertarian. The main point of debate is whether or not the non-aggression principle is a core tenet of libertarianism. The non-aggression principle, also called the NAP or principle of non-aggression, has been defined in numerous ways over the years, however a generally accepted definition of the principle is something along the lings of: “All people have equal right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as long as there is no unjust harm done to the person or legitimately owned property of another.” Continue reading

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Can libertarians have success outside the two-party system?

Even with the 2016 election a full year away, the next election cycle is in full-swing. Along with the discussions about which candidates, if any, are worthy of support of libertarians, there is an ongoing discussion about whether or not libertarians should work within the two major parties. The argument goes like this: “Libertarians will never get elected or be successful, therefore the only way to win is to join the Republican or Democratic Party.” Continue reading

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What do Hillary’s emails reveal about the creation of The Islamic State?

Earlier this year it was discovered that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal law when she used her personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State. She was then ordered to turn over nearly 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department. These emails have since been released in batches. Most of the emails however have not gained much, if any, attention from the media. That all changed with an email released in mid-October. Continue reading

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The case for legalizing meth

The vast majority of Americans, Prohibition Party members excluded, will admit alcohol prohibition was a dismal failure. The so-called noble experiment, which lasted from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933, has a lot of similarities with the War on Drugs, and a few differences. Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus wishlist won’t end partisan powerplays

When John Boehner last month announced his intentions to leave Congress, many thought the election of the next Speaker of the House would be relatively unexceptional. That all changed when Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race. The Wall Street Journal reports, “McCarthy… hit a wall before gathering the 218 commitments required to win a vote on the House floor, where Democrats also get to vote.” Adding that the biggest impediment to a majority is “a bloc of 30 to 40 conservative House Republicans” who are members of the House Freedom Caucus. Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is the most recent victim of war crimes

Early Saturday morning, a trauma hospital run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan “was hit by a series of aerial bombing raids at approximately 15 minute intervals.” MSF reports, “The main central hospital building, housing the intensive care unit, emergency rooms, and physiotherapy ward, was repeatedly hit very precisely during each aerial raid, while surrounding buildings were left mostly untouched.” Continue reading

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Boehner’s resignation sets up Speaker election

After nearly 5 years as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has announced that he will be stepping down not only as Speaker but as a Congressman as well. This will not only set-up a special election to fill the seat held by Boehner since 1991, but also a special election within the House of Representatives to fill the Speaker role being vacated effective October 30. Continue reading

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Announcing the DWP2016 Telegram Channel

For the last year or so I’ve been using a (now) popular messaging app called: Telegram. I’ve been a fan of it for a few reasons mentioned by Brian Sovryn.

This wonderful open platform that Telegram is has started adding on a lot of features, and the latest one is the addition of “Channels.“ These function much like an RSS feed or a “one-way” Twitter feed. You can follow the Channel, but you can’t interact with it, only the Channel operator (or other set administrators) can post content within the channel.

Feel free to connect with me on (username: @libertypenguin), and follow the “Darryl W. Perry 2016 Channel” on Telegram to get information and updates on the campaign.

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