Prolific Examiner writer Garry Reed filled his new book "Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian" with then-trending articles from 2001 and 2002 that have now become today's headline-grabbing news stories.
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
March 15, 2014
THIS LIBERTARIAN OPINIONIZER HAS BEEN GETTING IT RIGHT ALL CENTURY LONG
And He's Been Doing It With Fun&Freedom!
"Libertarian Opinionizer" Garry Reed announced the release of Volume 1 in a new book series: Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian. Reed has been a prolific writer of libertarian news and commentary at his Dallas Libertarian Examiner and Libertarian News Examiner features since 2008. But before that he wrote under his own nameplate, "The Loose Cannon Libertarian."
It turns out Reed was ahead of his time. In "Government Chaos" Reed exposed the emerging police state long before it became a part of today's common household parlance. Before the dust had settled after the 9/11 attacks Reed was already rebuking the Bush administration in articles like "Heeling Our Leaders" for their lame claim that the Jihadi Jetjackers attacked America because "they hate us for our freedoms."
Other nascent national infections Reed warned about at the time included the toxic contamination of new anti-terrorism laws ("USA PATRIOT Games"), the metastasizing tumor that is the War on Drugs ("The DrugTerrorMedia War"), and the need for jury nullification as a last ditch inoculation against the disease of big government ("Jury Neutering").
All were written in the author's signature style of "Fun& Freedom" in which FREEDOM is always the message but FUN is always the method. Asked how he could write humorously about the 9/11 attacks Reed answered, "I didn't. My humor is embedded in the writing style, not in the subject matter."
"It takes a fair degree of talent to address esoteric sociopolitical issues in a way that is informative, humorous and has broad appeal. Garry Reed manages this feat with considerable dexterity throughout his writings." – Brian Patrick, Editor, Free-Market.Net "Freedom Page of the Week," November 2002.
"As a reader you can expect a wide gamut of subjects from Scrooge McDuck Capitalism to Politically Correct Barbie Dolls. All of the content is articulate, candid and on point." – Andrew Curtiss, Fort Worth Libertarian Examiner, March 2014.
Garry Reed has worked as a freelance writer since 2001 producing news and opinion articles for print publications such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and as a weekly syndicated columnist in the River Cities Reader. His work has also appeared in many online venues including his own website, The Loose Cannon Libertarian. Beginning in 2008 he launched his Dallas Libertarian Examiner column for examiner.com producing news and commentary for the local community. A year later he added Libertarian News Examiner to his repertoire covering political, social and cultural issues from the libertarian perspective on a national scale. He has now published a small collection of his early works in paperback and ePub formats.