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Our hero this week is one of the greatest minds in literature, of any political bent, The Dean of Science Fiction, Robert Anson Heinlein.

His powerful writing technique and honest examination of life's ideas served as role model not only millions of fans, but also a generation of the greatest writers in Science Fiction.

RAH faced censorship of his ideas, at a time when publishers colluded with government to "voluntarily" silence dissent, but he overcame this, using his literary success to break down barriers for all types. Believing in Autarchy, taking responsibility to govern yourself, Heinlein lived this in his own life, as well as expressing it in his characters.

"As for libertarian, I've been one all my life, a radical one. You might use the term 'philosophical anarchist' or 'autarchist' about me, but 'libertarian' is easier to define and fits well enough."
— Robert A. Heinlein : In Dialogue with His Century (1975)

"Well, in the first place an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization. That’s a personal evaluation only."
— Beyond This Horizon (1942)

"Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor."
— Time Enough for Love

"At the time I wrote Methuselah’s Children I was still politically quite naive and still had hopes that various libertarian notions could be put over by political processes… It [now] seems to me that every time we manage to establish one freedom, they take another one away. Maybe two. And that seems to me characteristic of a society as it gets older, and more crowded, and higher taxes, and more laws. I would say that my position is not too far from that of Ayn Rand's; that I would like to see government reduced to no more than internal police and courts, external armed forces — with the other matters handled otherwise. I'm sick of the way government sticks its nose in everything, now."
— Interview with J Neil Schulman (1973)

"If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat."
— The Door Into Summer (1957)

"Criminals are never materially handicapped by such rules; the only effect is to disarm the peaceful citizen and put him fully at the mercy of the lawless. Such rules look very pretty on paper; in practice they are as foolish and footless as the attempt of the mice to bell the cat. Such is my thesis, that the licensing of weapons is subversive of liberty and self-defeating in its pious purpose."
— Letter to Alice Dalgliesh, the editor who was censoring his manuscript for Red Planet, regarding gun control registration and control

"Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men."
— Assignment in Eternity (1953)
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Welcome to the year 2040 where the Keepers "keep us equal and safe".

Short, satire, 1984-esque animation: Homies share rumors with Old Man Bob that on the outside, you could get food from the dirt and water from the sky. They ask him what it was like before the Transition when people didn't live in facilities and could keep their balls.

Everyone lives in prison-like facilities where their job is picked for them, private property has been eliminated, and diversity is discouraged. The "kept" are shown videos daily to reinforce the ideologies of socialism.

https://steemit.com/voluntaryism/@scottermonkey/keepers-2040-homies-in-the-future

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Hello,

My name is James G. Colt and I have written a political thriller titled "Liberty Lost: How Debt Destroyed Our Freedoms". Having worked as an economist in D.C. for over 15 years it has amazed me what I have seen transpire in regard to our debt and level of spending.

The novel is about America’s transformation into a state controlled society after an economic meltdown resulting from an unsustainable debt. I use real world economic statistics to demonstrate the dire consequences to our liberty and freedom if we continue on our current fiscal path.

I am looking for reviewers and would be more than happy to send a hard copy of my book. The first three chapters are available to read at www.jamesgcolt.com.

Thanks,

James


“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

-Thomas Jefferson


“The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”

-Ben Bernanke


“The United States has never defaulted on its obligations, and the U. S. dollar and Treasury Securities are at the center of the international financial system. A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world.”

-U.S. Department of the Treasury
James G. Colt
James G. Colt
jamesgcolt.com

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Free to download today as part of the Summer Solstice Giveaway.
http://nrnk.co/a/B01AC6XZCG
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KEEPERS 2040
Short, satire, 1984-esque animation

Homies share rumors with Old Man Bob that on the outside, you could get food from the dirt and water from the sky. They ask him what it was like before the Transition when people didn't live in facilities and could keep their balls.

Welcome to the year 2040 where the Keepers "keep us equal and safe". Everyone lives in prison-like facilities where their job is picked for them, private property has been eliminated, and diversity is discouraged. The "Kept" are shown videos daily to reinforce the ideologies of socialism.

https://youtu.be/0USv-p3fTLg


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Check out the talented winners (of all ages) from Libertopia's 2nd Annual Libertarian Art Contest! Includes a writer who collaborated with an artist for a winning entry!

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