Massachusetts

MA
12 votes

Are There Any Libertarian Atheists Out There?

Being an Atheist I visit many atheists sites and also being a libertarian I visit many liberty sites and I find very few people that I agree with on both issues.

Why is it that so many atheists are statists?

And why is it that so many more religious people are libertarians?

It seems to me that theists worship gods and most atheists worship government.

Why is that?

Could the main problem be that both are lacking knowledge in one area?

This is what I believe and have found talking to many atheists and religious folks.

5 votes

Liberty Rising: Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry

Liberty Rising: Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry

November 19, 2014 6:37 PM

WESTMINSTER (CBS/AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.
Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public hearing early.

Read more: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/11/19/westminster-ends-bid-t...

6 votes

Originally posted by Julie Borowski

on Facebook. I'm not a country music fan, but Kacey Musgraves may have just made me one. A very good libertarian message.

0 votes

Re-post delete this.

Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” trials now paving the way for the main act in the prosecution of America’s largest terrorist act since 9/11, the Boston Bombing.

They’re worth paying attention to, for what they demonstrate about how the government is ensuring that the official story will stick all the way through to conviction.

5 votes

Shackles killing patients in MA

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/11/doubts-about-qua...

The use of so-called "restraints", or what in prisons the same instruments would be called "shackles", is abhorrent. Especially when used 23 out of 24 hours on a person.

The blood clot that began in his leg and passed into his lung, killing him, would not have happened if he had not been shackled.

The bright side of this story is the comments. It seems people in the Boston area agree that this is not the right way to dispense health care:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/11/doubts-about-qua...

9 votes

So...um...er...this just broke: Patient in Boston quarantined, suspected of Ebola! Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2014 - Developing...

Man with ebola-like symptoms taken to Boston hospital

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But hey, govt: they've been preparin'; what's the worry??

0 votes

Local level propaganda

This is at the end of a news article for a local newspaper.

"According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As a result, they believe they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or law enforcement."

http://vw.vrvm.com/eagletrib/db_262546/contentdetail.htm?con...

5 votes

Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

August 27, 2014 - 3:52 PM
By Penny Starr

(CNSNews.com) – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”
..
“They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
..

9 votes

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

By Glenn Greenwald

The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled “office hours” with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as a local paper reported, she had nowhere to run.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/28/elizabeth-warr...

9 votes

Zoning board taking therapy pets from 7-year old with Anxiety Disorder

This is why zero-tolerance policies are ridiculous.

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1927933265/The-dogs-of-war

http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1927935130/City-OKs-chick...

Town zoning board taking (stealing) healthy therapy pets from 7-year-old Jaxon Torres, who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Lawrence has a 4 pet only rule. Although the animals are healthy and well-cared for, animal control has given them until Friday to get rid of four of the dogs, or they will be forcibly removed from the property.

0 votes

Celebrate the Worcester Revolution of 1774 - Sept. 7th 2014 - Worcester, MA

Celebrate the Worcester Revolution of 1774 Sept. 7th 2014

The Celebration Quick Facts

What: A Celebration of the 1774 Worcester Revolution
When: September 7th, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Where: Institute Park, Worcester MA, and surrounding areas

1 vote

My daily song for you

Haja o Que Houver by Madredeus

Haja o que houver
eu estou aqui
Haja o que houver
espero por ti
Volta no vento

-7 votes

Things like this that give liberty movement a bad rep

A Military Fiance Returns To Her Car To Find A Hate-Filled and Threatening Letter On Her Windshield

I would certainly hope the letter writer wasn't anyone that's been on this website. Given the overall intelligence level I've seen in my time here, I would be shocked if it was.

Edit: This is the type of thing that the MSM can/will use to bash "libertarians", even though the letter writer obviously (to us) isn't one.
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/07/156810-military-fiance-retur...

20 votes

Mass Supreme Court: Smell of unburnt marijuana cannot justify search of car

The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car.

In two unanimous rulings, the state’s highest court said they had already decided in 2011 that the odor of smoked marijuana by itself did not provide police with probable cause to stop people on the street or search the vehicles people are riding in.

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12 votes

GOP makes plans for President Hillary

'Cause why NOT run a proven loser again ?

Suffolk-Herald poll: Romney is early favorite in N.H. 2016 GOP primary

Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee who has stirred speculation about another White House run, gets the backing of 24 percent of likely GOP primary voters in a test matchup in New Hampshire.

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