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Oh, Andy Singer, you've done it again! |||So! We’re off to a good start here on Day
Two of Reason’s annual
, in which we ask you, our dear readers, customers,
hecklers and “special” friends, to make a tax-deductible (if you
are a U.S. citizen) donation so that
we can produce even more of the best good goddamned libertarian
journalism and commentary in the known universe. We are making the
audacious ask this year of $100,000 over the week, and preliminary
reports from Day One show around 125 donors making a generous
combined gift of around $23,000, and huzzah for that! Even last
night’s shameless Bitcoin-guilting—yes,
droogies, we are accepting
—seems to have loosed some of the silvery decentralized
stuff out of your digital mattresses: 12 donations totaling $876 as
of midnight. 

Why should you donate to the
501(c)3 nonprofit
that makes all of Reason’s journalism possible? The reasons are
longer than
President Obama’s nose
, but our progressive friends over at
AlterNet inadvertently provided one earlier this week with an
impressively awful piece titled “Why
Atheist Libertarians Are Part of America’s 1 Percent Problem
Bask in the deep thinking of lefty atheist C.J.

[F]or some stupid reason, far too many of my non-believer
brethren have hitched their wagon to the daftest of all
socio-economic theories.

Oh, C.J. Werleman, you've done it again! |||It doesn’t help when atheist luminaries publicly
extol their libertarianism. Penn Jillette writes, “What makes me a
libertarian is what makes me an atheist—I don’t know. If I don’t
know, I don’t believe….I’ll wait for real evidence and then I’ll

Well, the only excuse Jillette has for his breathtaking
ignorance is that he earns his living performing as a Las Vegas
magician. Also, he graduated from a clown college.

Famed science author and editor of Skeptic magazine Michael
Shermer says he became a libertarian after reading Ayn Rand’s
tome Atlas Shrugged. Wait, what? That’s the book that
continues to inspire college sophomores during the height of their
masturbatory careers, typically young Republicans (nee fascists).

When I hear an atheist say he is a libertarian, I know he’s
given absolutely no thought to it other than the fact that he likes
the sound of no foreign wars and no drug laws. The aphorism that
libertarians are Republicans with bongs is just about spot-on.

Ultimately, atheist libertarians are not part of the solution;
atheist libertarians are part of the problem.

Oh, Michael Lind! |||At Reason, we delight in recognizing such
authoritarian-minded, anti-libertarian purgery for what it is: a
panicked and
frequently fact-free
attempt to swat down a
philosophy/orientation that’s making real inroads in
just about every sizeable bloc in American life. That’s why we’re
your go-to source whenever Salon is trying to
purge libertarians from anti-surveillance rallies
, Chris
Christie is trying to
purge libertarians from the Republican Party
, John Boehner is
trying to
purge fiscal conservatives from any congressional positions of
, 99 percenters are trying to
purge Free Staters from Occupy New Hampshire
, hawks are trying
purge anti-interventionists from respectable conversation
major-party tribalists are trying to
purge electoral independents
, and so on and so forth and

Anti-libertarians on parade. |||We don’t just defend libertarianism’s honor,
honey badger-style, when
attacked by n’er-do-wells. We also explain to new audiences, calmly
and with a winning smile, what all this libertarian hubbub is
about. So you have Senior Editor Brian Doherty telling New York
readers about the
rise of post-Ron Paul libertarians in the GOP
. You have Nick
Gillespie detailing “5
Myths About Libertarians
” for the Washington
, and you have me
explaining to Stuart Varney
just what all us libertarian
wackaloons want in regards to U.S. foreign policy

We’re here for you, is what I’m trying to say. Now won’t you be
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