The Editor’s Notes

by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

Welcome to issue 1,165 of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise. For your delight and edification, we have the usual editorial pontificating here, letters to the editor, and a Blast from the Past about the war in Kosovo — or Bill Clinton — or how do we get into these things, anyway — from founder L. Neil Smith. We follow with a picnic report and a challenge from publisher Cathy L. Z. Smith. Eric Oppen gives the pro-abortion folks some advice, advice from which any political movement could benefit. And Sarah A. Hoyt comtemplates males and females, and maleness and femaleness.

Call for Articles

A Call for Articles: NYSR&P v. Bruen: What’s Next?

The Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen has got the usual hoplophobic suspects, um, up in arms. What’s the libertarian view of it? The Libertarian Enterprise will run a special issue on the question of NYSR&P v. Bruen: What’s Next?

We would like to see legal and historical analyses, as well as some though on what issues should Second Amendment advocates pursue now? What does Bruen not address that we should take up next?

Bruen deals with one aspect of concealed carry permit laws. Are concealed carry permit laws even constitutional? What do state constitutions say about them?

This is, after all, L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise. As is our custom, we will have a Blast from the Past: L. Neil Smith on the Atlanta Declaration, which says, “Every man, woman, and responsible child has an unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon—rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—any time, any place, without asking anyone’s permission.”

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Queries are welcome. Publication date, August 7, 2022.


Most commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—which overturns Roe v. Wade—has focused on the decision’s effect on the legality of abortion in various states. That’s an important issue. It may be, however, that the Dobbs decision’s effect on political decentralization in the United States is a far bigger deal.

I may just hang out a shingle as a sensitivity reader for gun owners.

New Christian School Gets 2,500 Applications as Families Flee Public Ed in Droves: ‘Once in 100-Years Moment’

Covid shots for little kids are DOA: The fawning media coverage notwithstanding, uptake has been pitifully low.

“In the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, musicians wondered if they should perform the works of Richard Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer. The dilemma was especially vexing for Jewish artists because Wagner was an anti-Semite, and had written ugly screeds on Jewish music. Even so, some of the world’s greatest Jewish artists chose to perform and even record Wagner’s operas.”

The Epidemic Of Fatherless Boys Is Unraveling Our Society
New report finds that boys who have an absent father are less likely to graduate college, more likely to idle in their 20s, and more likely to go to jail.

How many Ukrainians and Russians had to die to expose the fraud of “green” energy? Call this the silver lining on Vladimir Putin’s War. (URL banned by Faceboot.)


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