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Like the old joke, I have good news and I have bad news.
The good news is that LRC is more influential than ever. This was already the best-read libertarian site on the web, and the one Ron Paul reads first thing every morning. And 2009 traffic is up 28% over 2008, which was already the best-read in our 11-year history.
More and more Americans, especially young people, turn here for the kind of news and opinion — and good writing — they can't find in the standard media, print or electronic. And not only America: LRC is attracting readers from all over the world.
And I can't tell you how many people write to tell me they used to be neocons or left-liberals, but now, thanks to LRC, they are libertarians.
With fascism-socialism on the march in the US and so many other countries, how important is the untrammeled voice of freedom, unafraid, uncompromising, innovative, and effective.
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Here's the bad news: this site has its haters, from oil plutocrats to billionaire bankers, from neocon mouthpieces to Beltway floozies. They want to put us out of business. But if the bad guys weren't bothered, we might as well shut our doors. And that will never happen. If we have your support.
But is all lost, given the elected-dictatorship of the presidency, the evil clowns in black robes, the killer generals, and the rest? Absolutely not. Indeed, there is far more opposition than at any time since 2000. LRC can help fan the flames of resistance, and grow the giant Ron Paul movement too.
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December 28, 2009
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [send him mail], former chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul and publications editor to Ludwig von Mises, is founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, literary executor for the works of Murray N. Rothbard, and editor of LewRockwell.com. See his edited and authored books.
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