I am an Irish-American with a wee speck of Acadian (also a Libertarian people). Furthermore I am a scientist (software engineer) who thirsts for the observable. I have believed in the principles of libertarianism for most of my adult life (I am 65) and I actually discoved them, in a literal sense, 4 years ago.
The most amazing revelation to me since I have become a scholar is the revelation that most of the "greats" who became powerful in government have been traitors to human freedom.
An Irish-American talks about the history that underlies Libertarianism -- history ranging from yesterday to the Battle of Kinsale. Frequent references will be made to Burke, Collins, Tone, Paine, Thoreau, Jefferson, Lincoln, Twain, Mencken, Eisenhower, Mises, Rothbard, Reagan, Weigel, O'Roarke, and Balko.