The International Libertarian
by Darren Wolfe (libertarian)
About The Author
Darren Wolfe is the former Eastern Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. He grew up in Puerto Rico and lived in Venezuela for seven years, including the first year of Chavez's rule.His articles have appeared on OpEdNews.com, the Libertarian Penn, and the Nolan Chart. Links to his work have been picked up by news services such as Rational Review and the NYPost.com. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darrenlobo
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
Anyone interested in a good game of chess can challenge me below, if you dare. LOL
About The Column
Views of the world from an Objectivist who has come to embrace Anarcho-capitalism
There Is No Case for Gun Control (video and hate mail)
Published: December 5, 2013
Standing up for gun rights and getting blasted for it.
Bringing Liberty to Valley Forge (video)
Published: October 15, 2013
Darren Wolfe gives a powerful speech about liberty at the Veterans March on Valley Forge National Park on Sunday, October 13, 2013
No War on Syria Speech (video)
Published: September 16, 2013
Darren Wolfe, The International Libertarian, spoke about why we should stay out of Syria and other wars overseas.
The Standing Armies of Yesterday and the Police State Today
Published: August 22, 2013
Law enforcement has become the standing army that the Founders warned us not to have
Reverse Jury Nullification in the Zimmerman Trial?
Published: July 14, 2013
Did the Prosecution in the Zimmerman Trial Try to Use Reverse Jury Nullification? Such tactics have very dangerous implications.
Michael Lind Is Right: Libertarianism Doesn't Work
Published: June 19, 2013
It is an utter failure if you want special privileges
The Left Needs to be Leery of the IRS Too
Published: June 7, 2013
At the 2012 Brooklyn Peace Fair investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talked about his concern with Internal Revenue Service oppression
Smokedown Prohibition V: Adam kokesh and NA Poe Arrested (video)
Published: May 19, 2013
Adam Kokesh is targeted for arrest even though it is obvious he isn't smoking marijuana.
Gun Rights Activists Not Welcome in Coatesville
Published: March 24, 2013
The local press doesn't like us protesting the gun buy, we must have done something right!
Stopping Illegally Funded Gun Buy-Backs
Published: March 9, 2013
Was the recent Bensalem, PA gun buy-back legally funded? It was the first in the nation financed with federal drug forfeiture funds.
Defending Gun Rights With Civil Disobedience
Published: March 2, 2013
At first glance the idea of civil disobedience and guns may seem like an unlikely mixture, but the opposite is the truth.
Bensalem Gun Buyback (video)
Published: February 19, 2013
Despite police harassment the champions of liberty saved many guns from destruction at the Bensalem, PA gun buyback.
Occupy Philadelphia: The Kick That the Left Really Needed
Published: October 17, 2011
The Occupy Philadelphia movement is getting attention but is desperately in need of knowledge of economics and the true nature of government.
No 9/11 Conspiracy Says Stratfor's George Friedman
Published: September 6, 2011
Mr. Friedman is focusing on the most extreme 9/11 conspiracy theories, while ignoring the sensible ones, to discredit them all. This author agrees that 9/11 was not a CIA plot.
Focus on Peace's First Action
Published: March 22, 2011
Focus on Peace held its first action on Saturday, March 19th in King of Prussia, PA to coincide with the World Can’t Wait’s rallies on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
Focus on Peace: A Peace Movement for Everyone
Published: March 6, 2011
The wars abroad are less popular than ever. Now is the time to give people that are not on the left in their thinking a place to go to engage in activism for peace. Hopefully, Focus on Peace will fulfill that vital role.
The Judicial Crackdown on Jury Rights Activists in Florida
Published: February 3, 2011
A Florida judge's attempt to shut down Fully Informed Jury Association activists is a tyrannical move that could set an ominous precedent for free speech.
Why They Torture (video)
Published: January 29, 2011
Last Saturday the weekly demonstrations for and against the wars in West Chester, PA were joined by some special visitors. One was an activist I only know as Barbara advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba. The other visitor was local conservative talk show host, and advocate of torture, Dom Giordano. He engages Barbara in a lively debate on the subject of torture and Guantanamo.
Martin Luther King and the Empowerment of the War Machine: A Libertarian’s View (video)
Published: January 18, 2011
Welfare at home and warfare abroad are just flip sides of the same coin. If the left really wants to see Dr. King’s dream of peace come true they must face the reality that they can not give the government the tools it needs to wage war and expect it not to do so.
The Empire Versus the Two Julians, Assange and Heicklen, and the Anti War Activists
Published: January 15, 2011
The US government is charging FIJA activist Julian Heicklen with jury tampering. They may be doing this to keep us from informing juries of their power to find dissidents such as Assange and the anti war activists not guilty regardless of what the law says.
The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures (video)
Published: January 7, 2011
People of many diverse views came together at a conference on the Transportation Security Administration's Advanced Imaging Technology scanners and their abusive pat-down searches.
"They’re Democrats here!"
Published: November 8, 2010
A man thought I was standing with the wrong side because I was holding up a Gadsden flag and an "End the Fed - End the Wars" sign.
An Inclusive Antiwar Movement?
Published: November 4, 2010
A truly inclusive antiwar movement would incorporate diverse points of view
Jury Nullification May Be The Only Salvation For The Antiwar Activists
Published: October 6, 2010
The only thing that may eventually save the antiwar activists subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury may be jury nullification.
Philadelphia Libertarians and Socialists Protest the FBI's Raids on Antiwar Activists (video)
Published: September 29, 2010
In the face of the government's attempts to silence antiwar activism, libertarians and socialists came together to protest. The object of their outrage was the series of raids conducted by the FBI on antiwar activists in Minnesota, Chicago, Michigan, and North Carolina
Principled Nonvoting: The Beginning of Disengaging From the State
Published: September 16, 2010
Voting has from the beginning been a means of the government fooling us into thinking that we have power over them. It is past time for people to face the reality of what voting really is, an endorsement of the evils that governments commit.
Unity at a Peace Rally
Published: September 12, 2010
Though our views on many other issues may differ, all who want peace must come together to promote it.
Judging The George Donnelly Case
Published: September 3, 2010
George Donnelly's trial revealed the naked truth of how unjust the legal system is.
Why Philadelphia’s Licensing and Taxing of Blogs is Creeping Fascism
Published: August 27, 2010
Once the precedent is established that blogs can be licensed the government’s control of the blogosphere will grow in small increments until it can shut down blogs by simply requiring and then denying said license.
Liberty on Tour in Philadelphia, 8/14/2010
Published: August 17, 2010
Liberty on Tour's Adam Mueller and Pete Eyre joined Philadelphia activists to do Fully Informed Jury Association outreach.
FIJA Activist Julian Heicklen Busted Again in NY, 8/4/2010
Published: August 5, 2010
Julian Heicklen started handing out the Fully Informed Jury Association pamphlets. I even started to speculate that maybe they were done trying to arrest Julian. No such luck. One of the officers, as he walked past me while the camera was off, said, "get the camera rolling things are about to start".
Tell Me Again, Who Can't Film on Federal Property?
Published: July 5, 2010
Many times liberty activists handing out information for the Fully Informed Jury Association have been told that they can’t film on federal property by the US Marshals and other law enforcement officers at the US District courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York City. Things sure are different when they want the public to see a juicy criminal coming or going.
The Nightmare Financial Regulatory Scheme
Published: June 27, 2010
Senator Dodd (D- CT) revealed his plan for financial reform. It is nothing but a plan for a regulatory dictatorship.
Police State New York: Video of Heicklen’s Arrest 6/14/2010
Published: June 21, 2010
It was obvious the US Marshals knew that FIJA activist Julian Heicklen was coming. As soon as they spotted him in the park near the federal courthouse they were watching. They watched and followed as we approached the court. Julian walked right into the middle of the bunch of them. He was arrested before he could even hand out one pamphlet.
Seattle's Blue Gang Extortion Racket
Published: June 18, 2010
The incident with a Seattle Police Officer punching a 17-year-old woman in the face has caused much controversy. I commend the young women involved for their courage in standing up to legal plunder.
Oh, Come, All Ye Hateful
Published: June 9, 2010
Too many Christians are taking a hateful and intolerant view of Muslims. Their advocacy of killing seems at odds with the teachings of their faith.
Global Ecosystemic Meltdown!
Published: February 28, 2010
The use of propagandistic terms to intimidate their opposition just shows the desperation of the climate alarmists as their hoax unravels.
Oaths, War, And Liberty
Published: May 11, 2009
Oath Keepers may mean well, but they don't understand freedom. One doesn't advance liberty by supporting the government's wars.
Drug Prohibition: Law Enforcement Is The Problem
Published: April 26, 2009
The problem is not the War on Drugs, that is merely the symptom. The problem is that the government has the means to enforce laws like the drug prohibition.
How Dare You Want To Know What "Your" Government Is Doing!
Published: April 11, 2009
The elites want to take advantage of the current financial crisis to expand their power. We can't let them.
The Guilty Small Fries Had Their Part In The Meltdown Too
Published: March 23, 2009
Financial consultants need to be held responsible for their negligence. Most failed to protect their clients assets and contributed to the downturn we're in.
Rationalization: Scary And All Too Present These Days
Published: February 27, 2009
Exposing the incredible mental contortions necessary to believe the left-wing mythology that nationalization is a good way to run the economy.
Obama's Karn Evil
Published: February 25, 2009
If this article were a video it would be called Government Gone Wild. Narrated by Snoop Wolff, of course.
Recovery Depends on Investment and Capital Accumulation
Published: January 27, 2009
This article gives the argument that the New deal didn't end the Great Depression some in depth clarification.
An Economy On Life Support Is Not Recovering
Published: January 20, 2009
The myth that the New Deal lead to recovery persists. Here is a debunking in layman's terms.
Krugman's War On Liberty
Published: January 10, 2009
Paul Krugman's policy prescriptions for Obama will only lead to war, poverty, empire, and Fascism.
Published: November 2, 2008
A prediction about the course an Obama administration will take concerning the War in Iraq. One hint, they will be much like the Nixon administration was in Vietnam.
An Open letter to CBS
Published: October 29, 2008
Promoting torture is always wrong. Television shouldn't be used to legitimize it.
Confusion About Government at the Huffington Post
Published: October 1, 2008
Arianna Huffington's article "Does McCain Still Agree with Reagan that Government is the Problem?" is rife with ignorance of history and economics. It's hard to decide where to begin.
The Conservative Takeover of the Libertarian Party
Published: September 27, 2008
The recent selection of Bob Barr as the presidential nominee by the Libertarian Party (LP) at it’s convention in Denver has caused much controversy. Most moderates are happy, most radicals are upset, some to the point of leaving the party. Before addressing the future of the LP let’s take a look at some of the troubling aspects of Mr. Barr’s conservatism.
Bail Out or Power Grab?
Published: September 21, 2008
The legislation being hammered out in our imperial capital to bail out financial institutions contains a decidedly dictatorial twist.
Did McCain Choose Palin to Forestall NRA Endorsement of Barr?
Published: August 31, 2008
It is certainly a question worth asking since McCain is on such thin ice with the NRA.
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