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Volume I in a New Series: Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian

by Garry Reed, Libertarian Opinionizer


Reed has been a prolific writer of libertarian news and commentary at his Libertarian News Examiner and Dallas Libertarian Examiner online columns since 2008.


But before that he wrote under his own nameplate, "The Loose Cannon Libertarian."


Now Reed has gone back into his old Loose Cannon archives and reactivated 20 of his best articles from 2001 and 2002, bound them together in small, inexpensive, quick-read paperback and ePub editions for Volume I of what will become an ongoing series.


It turns out Reed was ahead of his time.


In "Government Chaos" Reed exposed the emerging police state long before it became a part of today's common household parlance.


Before the dust had settled after the 9/11 attacks Reed was already rebuking the Bush Boys in articles like "Heeling Our Leaders" for their lame claim that the Jihadi Jetjackers attacked us because "they hate us for our freedoms."


Other nascent national infections Reed warned us about at the time included the toxic contamination of new anti-terrorism laws ("USA PATRIOT Games"), the metastasizing tumor that is the War on Drugs ("The DrugTerrorMedia War"), and the need for jury nullification as a last ditch inoculation against the disease of big government ("Jury Neutering").


All written in his signature style of "Fun& Freedom" in which FREEDOM is always the message but FUN is always the method.


Asked how he could write humorously about the 9/11 attacks Reed answered, "I didn't. My humor is embedded in the writing style, not in the subject matter."


"It takes a fair degree of talent to address esoteric sociopolitical issues in a way that is informative, humorous and has broad appeal. Garry Reed manages this feat with considerable dexterity throughout his writings."  Brian Patrick, Editor, Free-Market.Net "Freedom Page of the Week," November 2002.


"As a reader you can expect a wide gamut of subjects from Scrooge McDuck Capitalism to Politically Correct Barbie Dolls. All of the content is articulate, candid and on point." Andrew Curtiss, Fort Worth Libertarian Examiner, March 2014.


Volume I in a New Series: Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian

by Garry Reed, Libertarian Opinionizer




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What's inside this book?

Scrooge McDuck Capitalism

Everything you ever needed to know about economics.


Government Chaos

A rebuttal to those who whine "If it wasn't for government we'd have nothing but chaos."


Libertarianism for Dummies

An early attempt at explaining libertarianism to non-libertarians ... and to libertarians ... and to the author himself.


Heeling Our Leaders

Note that "heeling" is spelled like teaching a dog to obey.


Collateral Damage and Roosting Chickens

A libertarian-eye-view of the real terrorists of 9/11/2001


Smoke a Joint, Feed a Baby?

You'd be surprised how this works out in a free society.


And many more articles like those...


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Bus stop: Libertarian's Glass for Governor tours North Texas

The Kathie Glass for Governor Bus Tour rolled into North Texas over the weekend and will roll out again in another few days on its history-making tour of Texas. Glass is making a stop in Allen tonight, June 26 at 7:00 pm where she will be speaking to a gathering of the Allen Area Patriots...



Quinn Eaker: From Garden of Eden to Libertarian Party

What does an easygoing alternative lifestyle guy do when his space is invaded by the establishment? Simple; he invades the establishment in return...



Texas LP candidate training comes to DFW

They're doing it again. The Libertarian Party of Texas has scheduled a Candidate Training Seminar at DFW Airport Marriott South Hotel for Saturday, June 14. The reason? "This year," say LP officials, "there will be 132 Libertarian candidates on ballots across Texas" meaning that many of those office-seekers will be newbies...



Libertarians will speak at NORML Conference

The Second Annual Texas Regional NORML Conference scheduled for June 6-8 in Ft. Worth is touted as "the premier networking event for cannabis activists" that will include speakers, panels, screenings, prizes, and parties for the purpose of promoting marijuana and hemp legalization in Texas...



The Young Jerks: Gun rights vs gun frights

Libertarians acknowledge that intelligent, thoughtful people have legitimate concerns about their fellow citizens carrying guns, either concealed or openly. But while many insist on what they call sensible or responsible gun control almost always see an upside for their position but rarely if ever see the downside.





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Children of the borderlands; a crisis created by US

"What do you think about the migrant children crisis the thousands that are coming into the US to Arizona and Texas? From a Libertarian standpoint, what should be done? I can't figure out a fair or humane solution..."



Sorry Prof. Black, Hayek's police state is really here

In an awkwardly embarrassing video, at least to libertarians, one Professor Bill Black expounds on Fredrick Hayek's explanation in The Road to Serfdom of why the worst people always prevail in a democracy and therefore eventually leads to tyranny and the mass murder of its citizens...



The Blue Collar Economist: Libertarian economics for the rest of us

Here's food for thought. Even as libertarians chew out the general public for being economic ignoramuses, thereby swallowing Marxist ideology and Keynesian economics by the mouthful, it's equally true that many libertarians exhibit just as much ignoramusness about libertarian economics...



Troll trope: How can libertarians sleep at night?

The website Libertarian Money got a troll letter that asked how libertarians can sleep at night "knowing the people you could hurt with the [expletive deleted] you write?" meaning that libertarians don't care about poor people who have no other option but to live off of their government benefits...



Murder by government: Remembering Peter McWilliams

On June 14, 2000, multitalented poet, writer, dramatist, author, marijuana rights activist and libertarian died at the hands of murderous government thugs. In 1993 McWilliams came to the attention of libertarians everywhere with his book, Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do, still considered by many to be a "Libertarian Bible..."


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Your work keeps getting better and better.  Keep it up!

This writer, Garry Reed, is a prolific Libertarian who has taught me so much. He is an analytical thinker and a sparky writer.

I love your stuff.  Please keep writing.

Your articles are an inspiration. I am so glad you find the time to write them, I will always find the time to read them.

Thanks for the great reporting. I am a lifetime registered Republican. I am very angry with all the politicians. I have voted republican all my life, but things are really changing now. The more I read your articles and listen to the media, the more I think I'm a Libertarian. I also consider myself a Conservative and an Independent.

Damn you, Garry! I'm too busy as it is, and now I have to stop and read your posts whenever they show up, because they are just that good. Hopefully lots of people who aren't already members of the choir are reading these too!




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