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45 Enemies of Freedom

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On the cover of the most recent  issue of Reason magazine are pictures of some of their selections for '45 enemies of freedom.' Reason is a magazine that's been around since 1968 promoting free minds and free markets -- a libertarian favorite. Congrats to Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of NYC, for making the #1 spot. Many of the names on the list were no surprise to me, but a few were people I would have never thought of.

English: Steven SeagalOne example that took me by surprise was the inclusion of Steven Seagal. I would have thought I'd see his name there if it was a list of 45 enemies of 'good cinema,' but not freedom. Yet there it was. Apparently he has partaken in some law enforcement raids that were gross abuses (in once case even somebody's puppy was killed). He's also been involved in some nutty environmental message-movies and has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment. So, anyway, his track record has earned him the #42 spot in this article.

Whether or not you agree with all of Reason's choices as top enemies of freedom, you will find the article somewhat very informative and somewhat entertaining. I have always found Reason to be relatively factual and definitely thought-provoking. Happy birthday, Reason.

By the way, if you don't subscribe to Reason magazine already, you might avail yourself of the opportunity to enjoy a free digital trial through either Amazon, Google or probably any other digital magazine purveyor. My preference is Google, because I can read it either on my tablet or on the big screen (my PC monitor).
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