Federal marshals threaten, censor Libertarian Enterprise

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February 17, 2011
by L. Neil Smith  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"For the first time, in its sixteenth year of publication, this journal of libertarian views and opinion — bound by an absolute moral resolve never to initiate force against anyone for any reason, nor to advocate or delegate its initiation — has been threatened by agents of the federal government and ordered to remove content from its website. We have done so. When you learn, in a general way, what that content consisted of, you will be perplexed, at first, then angrier and angrier as you see what has been done to what was once a free country, and realize precisely who is most responsible for having done it." (02/17/11)



  • [Following comment posted at libertas.ws article but still "awaiting moderation" after 4.5hrs]

    What response did you receive when you requested the legal basis for this article removal requirement by the US Marshals – the *legal basis*, not just a reason? If you did not make this request, why not?

    Since you did not get a response from GoDaddy.com as to what “Terms of Service we were in violation of — instead simply repeating the order to remove the material” (or your service would be terminated, I presume), are you now in search of a new web hosting service? Either your own or one not so easily cowed? Why not the formation of a libertarian web hosting service that will at least always require a legal basis for any similar such demand by a US government agency since such non-legal requirements are on the increase?

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