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A project of Mission: Liberty, Operation Common Sense is described as “a collaborative effort to give the American public a liberty upgrade using innovative media” including web pages, video, audio, press releases, radio show call-ins and TV.
The goal of the project is for anarchists and libertarians to influence the national conversation through a liberty media blitz. The primary focus will be on a Summer Pamphleting Series designed to introduce a new pamphlet every week during the summer of 2011 beginning May 2.
While the subject for each of the 18 pamphlets has been identified, organizers want to make this a voluntary collaborative effort and are seeking ideas, comments, suggestions and other feedback.
One question still open is what to call the pamphlet series itself. Current suggestions include “Plain Truth,” “Common Sense” or “Liberty: What’s it to you?”
Pamphlet 1, “Who Cares about Liberty?” serves as the foundation of the entire series and acts as an introduction. It will ask and answer questions on the nature of liberty, such as why it’s important, where it comes from, and how its presence or absence affects the reader’s life.
A pamphlet on the growing police state is both timely and important because a majority of Americans don’t seem to realize how widespread and serious this situation has become. Discussion is expected to include restrictive gun rights, arbitrary stop and search operations, the militarization of local police forces, their growing unaccountability, and the mounting number of wrong-address no knock raids that result in terrorizing and killing innocent people.
Other pamphlet topics cover the Patriot Act, Drug War, public education, and “Peak Oil.”
(Recommendation from the Libertarian News Examiner: The latter pamphlet should ask whether we are really running out of oil as predicted by repeated “Peak Oil” scares since the 1920s according to a John Stossel 20/20 video or, because of environmentalist’s legal actions, we’re simply running out of access to oil. Let’s not get trapped by enviro-ideology.)
The pamphlets will be available for free download and for purchase in printed form.
Says George Donnelly of Operation Common Sense, “Activists will, I hope, distribute these pamphlets to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, neighborhood gathering spots and on street corners. Together we will create a liberty media blitz during the summer of 2011.”
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