The first hundred days for President Donald Trump are identical to the first hundred days of this website, aptly and assiduously named Liberty Nation. So, to paraphrase the late Admiral James Stockdale when tapped as the Vice-Presidential running mate to Ross Perot: Who are we? Why are we here?
As well, there’s the question made famous by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: How are we doin’?
These are fair questions and deserve an honest answer with a brief look at the offerings of Liberty Nation to the body politic in these first hundred days of our unpretentious but audacious new website.
As the shocking reality of a Trump presidency unfolded before our eyes, LN went live on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017. We intended to be a voice for the Conservatarian movement, a repository of unconventional analysis from both conservative and libertarian perspectives, and to be at once thoughtful and edgy — and at all times truthful.
We expanded the LN brand from our years-old flagship, Liberty Nation Radio, to this cutting-edge website seeking to publish only the finest in conservatarian thought with articles and an entertaining and irreverent podcast, The Uprising.
Right out of the starting gate, we published an exhortation to Let the Revolution Begin:
When the (American) colonists revolted, they knew not what would happen in the aftermath. But they damn sure knew what they needed to do…tear down the system. And consider the consequences later…..Not all revolutions are just. And not all revolutions succeed, for so much of humanity is ultimately unwilling to embrace, or even accept, hard truths and genuine change. And understandably so, for real change is so alive with possibility, and yet so daunting…Americans of this different age have now followed the spirit of their distant forbears. They have launched their own audacious rebellion. The Patriots have thwarted the loyalists. Revolution is in the air. Let it begin.
As we embraced this burgeoning rebellion stoked in America’s heartland, (not Red Square, as leftists would have you believe) we explained and promoted conservatarianism along the way and endeavored to understand the left — sadly much without success.
We have been relentless in shaming leftists – from the DC swamp to college campuses — for their unending and futile attempts to delegitimize Trump, their ongoing assault on free speech, their use of fascist tactics to fight against…fascism. As well we sought to expose their violent commitment to “social justice,” their obsession with climate change, and, in all things, tackle the issues of the day by applying our founding principles. Still, it is our mission to call ‘em as we see ‘em – and that includes shining a harsh light upon the crazies.
Witness our story about a student gaining admittance to an elite university by bowing to Black Lives Matter. Or our beatdown on the ultimate leftist absurdity: that truth is a tool of white supremacy:
What is ‘Truth?’ According to radical leftwing students at Pomona College in California, it is nothing more than a concept used by white imperialists to maintain their power. In a recent letter to College President David Oxtoby, the students utterly reject both truth and free speech.
We have rebelled and railed against the establishment media — seemingly every day — for their shameless and brazen bias. We’ve been on top of the Fourth Estate’s most outrageous behavior, like an MSNBC analyst calling for ISIS to target Trump Tower.
More often we have laughed rather than cried by injecting humor whenever possible, such as when progressives in the media and pop culture behave like we’re still in the 1950’s. (Trust me, you’ll want to give that one a click, folks.)
But the media has not been the only target in which we have exercised our satire muscle. We have cashed in on the target-rich environment of the left – those gifts that just keep on giving like Chelsea Clinton and Maxine Waters.
In today’s American culture there are moments that beg for caricature and sarcasm, like a day without women:
…this day – from the perspective of the extreme left – is a day for women to cast off their kitchen shackles; a day for them to rebel against their usually unquestioned servitude; standing at the sink in their polka-dot dresses, wistfully imagining a time when they will get to drive cars, spend money from their very own bank accounts and, perhaps, even vote – should they care to worry their pretty little heads about such worldly matters.
But as much as we love lampooning the left (Let’s face it, they make it so easy), we are implacable about our mission to offer fresh, unconventional and ultimately informative perspective, analysis and commentary.
At its core, LN exists to reject conventional wisdom in all its forms – witness our series on safeguarding your money with alternative investments. We explore elements within trending topics which go unexplored elsewhere. We go deep on stories most websites won’t touch, such as the under-the-radar Christian Genocide. We are committed to shattering the notion that all young people are leftists, offering alternative millennial views on issues ranging from campus hell to “toxic masculinity.”:
For many of our youth, masculinity is viewed as a poison to society. Liberal universities have also accepted the concept of toxic masculinity, and have deemed manhood as being oppressive and inherently violent, despite any evidence to the contrary.
We’ve briefed you on tech news and international affairs you need to know, without dragging you into the weeds.
We’ve explained things you won’t find elsewhere about your everyday life – such as how you’re being spied on without even knowing it – but have never lost sight of breaking stories like the capture of the Facebook killer.
We have tried to simplify complicated issues, as with our layman’s guide to the Tomahawk Missiles dropped on Syria. And when the truth is not always simple or clear, we’ve offered competing viewpoints, like with the trial of Cliven Bundy et al., or with our tough questions series that invites you to join our writers in debating thorny issues.
Liberty Nation has often injected elements of faith into the conversation and done deep dives – with first-person accounts of historical figures like William F. Buckley and not so long ago conflicts like the war in Iraq.
Let me close with one more paraphrase – from Ted Kennedy, of all people, in the eulogy he delivered for his slain brother Bobby: Some men see things as they are and say why. We dream things that never were and say why not.
May that spirit continue to descend upon all of us at Liberty Nation and our treasured readers.