Description What a difference a few years makes. In 2009 the President rode into office with an ocean of support from voters hoping for change after 8 years of war and hanging on by their fingernails as the global economy was at the brink of oblivion.Fast-forward to today. President Obama has further extended American throughout the World, attacking Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, along with an expanded and failing Afghan war and an Iraq that has permanent military installations larger than the Vatican.The Patriot Act was renewed without so much as a whimper. Secret rendition bases remain all over the globe. Over 700 military bases are now in over 150 countries, and the World is as unstable as ever.The Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was allowed to secretly bail out foreign and domestic financial firms with over $15 Trillion Dollars of American money - more than the United States Public Debt accrued in it's over 200 year existence. Major corporations have been nationalized, the highly unpopular corporativist Obamacare was pushed through, and 'official' unemployment hovers around 9%, while young Americans are being crushed with unemployment rates never comprehended since the Great Depression.You don't have to be a partisan to recognize the great irony that the iconic candidate of hope that Shepard Fairey captured in his famous poster has become the President of Despair in this parody.This poster design was created by Dan McCall. Other versions are/will be forthcoming. .
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Multi-partisan? You guys made that up.
You caught us. But we think the word fits. Liberty Maniacs rejects the false dichotomy of two party political systems because, well, there are other parties out there. It probably doesn't come as a news flash to you that no party is right all the time. So we give credit where credit is due, and give heck where it's due too. In our view, liberty isn't partisan, the absence of it is.
Aren't you just crazy libertarians?
Sure. Of course we are! We tend to think that when it comes down to it about 65% of you are too. I'll show you a brief, albeit simplistic illustration of what we mean. Here's the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of libertarian.
1. One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
2. One who believes in free will.
Now if you fall into either category, you're a Liberty Maniac like us. Welcome. Sure, we might have a whole lot of disagreement about the details, but that doesn't change the fact that you're a freedom-loving, free-will professing, liberty junky!