I Love America. Do You?

Editor’s note: Harry Browne, libertarian author and activist, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. The following piece originally appeared on Antiwar.com Nov. 20, 2001. We reprint it in memory of this great friend of peace and liberty. I love America. I love every concept the Statue of Liberty stands for – that individual liberty is held … Continue reading “I Love America. Do You?”

Libertarians and War

I‘ve been surprised by the number of libertarians who have supported the war against Iraq. The two principal arguments I’ve heard from libertarian war-supporters are: 1. Saddam Hussein is a threat to the U.S. We must remove him from power before he attacks us or gives weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. 2. We libertarians … Continue reading “Libertarians and War”

All Hail the Liberators

We were bound to see it eventually. And there they were: TV pictures of jubilant Iraqis welcoming American troops – cheering them, kissing them, throwing roses at them. After all, what’s a war without triumphant liberators? Almost every war ends with the conquerors being cheered by the conquered people. It’s happened in Afghanistan three times … Continue reading “All Hail the Liberators”

I Want My Country Back

Thoughts on the American empire … Is It an Empire? Whenever I say that America has become an empire, someone is sure to say I’m being ridiculous. But what do you call a government that has tried (usually successfully) to force "regime changes" in Panama, Grenada, South Vietnam, Cuba, Guatemala, Chile, Rhodesia, South Africa, Iraq … Continue reading “I Want My Country Back”

Iraq: ‘A War Waiting for a Pretext’

For about a year, we’ve been hearing how intensely George W. Bush wants to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Mr. Bush has made all sorts of accusations against Hussein, but offered no public evidence to support his assertions. Finally, this past Monday evening we were to hear the full case for going to war against … Continue reading “Iraq: ‘A War Waiting for a Pretext’”

America, Meet Your Leaders

Poor President Bush. He apparently wants to invade Iraq more than anything else in the world. And just when he thought he had sufficient support to do so, foreign leaders started backing out. So he went to the U.N. and gave a stirring speech – saying Saddam Hussein must allow weapons inspections or the U.S. … Continue reading “America, Meet Your Leaders”

How to Destroy America in One Easy Lesson

President Bush now seems hell-bent on a plan that could easily lead to a nuclear strike against America – a strike that could cause a disaster many times worse than the World Trade Center attack. Over and over Mr. Bush has said he’ll do whatever is necessary to remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq. (“I’ve made … Continue reading “How to Destroy America in One Easy Lesson”

Welcome to the War on Terrorism, Comrade

You wanted our government to strike back at the terrorists by bombing Afghanistan, right? You cheered when President Bush stood tall and said, “Let’s roll!” And you applauded when he said he will root out the evil-doers everywhere in the world. And when innocent Afghans were killed, you said there’s bound to be “collateral damage” … Continue reading “Welcome to the War on Terrorism, Comrade”

Let’s Just Scrap the Bill of Rights

If you pay attention to news about the “War on Terrorism,” you may be a bit confused about what our government is doing. One day Mr. Macho tells us we’re at war and we must put up with the intrusions of liberty that normally accompany war. The next day we’re told this “struggle” may last … Continue reading “Let’s Just Scrap the Bill of Rights”