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  • Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat

    03/12/2019 5:05:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Heritage ^ | Nov 2018 | Os Guinness
    The American republic is rife with conflicts, hostility, and incivility. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel. Our society's conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in "1776" and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in "1789" and the ideals of the French Revolution. Once again America has become a house divided, and Americans must make up...
  • Tomorrow is the day. The AR-15 will be unleashed to circulate on the Internet forever.

    02/23/2019 10:00:31 PM PST · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | @IvanTheTroll12
    Tomorrow is the day. The AR-15 will be unleashed to circulate on the Internet forever. When the day of home 3D metal printing arrives every free citizen of the world will be able to make one. This is the nightmare for oppressors - but a blessing for the liberty loving common man.
  • Confronting Government’s Revenue Addiction

    02/22/2019 4:01:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2019 | George Parry
    The law of civil forfeiture allows police and prosecutors to seize and keep cash, cars, homes, businesses and property of all kinds without ever criminally charging or convicting the owners. As originally conceived, it was to be a deterrent by which law enforcement would transfer the ill-gotten gains of crime to the public treasury. But, as so often happens with governmental power, it has transmuted over the years into a semi-criminal operation in and of itself. In 2014, Chris Sourovelis’ son was arrested for selling $40 worth of drugs. Three weeks later, the Philadelphia police forcibly evicted the entire Sourovelis...
  • Why Do People Flee Freedom?

    02/13/2019 11:24:17 AM PST · by huckfillary · 39 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | February 13, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Years ago, in 1941, psychoanalyst Erich Fromm published a book called “Escape from Freedom”. Amazon summarizes the book as follows: The pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renaissance humanism and Protestantism began the fight for individualism and self-determination. This freedom, however, can make people feel unmoored, and is often accompanied by feelings of isolation, fear, and the loss of self, all leading to a desire for authoritarianism, conformity, or destructiveness. It is not only the question of freedom that makes Fromm’s debut book a timeless classic. In this examination of the roots of Nazism and fascism in...
  • Christian group can bar gay student from leadership role, judge rules

    02/07/2019 1:15:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | by AP
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a gay student from a leadership position. U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction banning the university from rejecting the status of the group, Business Leaders in Christ, The Des Moines Register reported. Rose found that the university had unevenly applied its human rights policy by allowing other groups to limit membership based on religious views, race, sex and other protected characteristics. "Particularly when free...
  • 10-year-old boy takes knee during Pledge of Allegiance, mayor endorses "expressions of conscience"

    02/07/2019 11:30:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | no byline
    Durham, N.C. -- Is it taking a stand or disrespecting the flag? That's the question some are asking after a Durham 10 year old took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday night's City Council meeting, reports CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV. Video of the meeting shows Liam Holmes drop down. The council invited Cub Scout Pack 451 to lead the pledge. Liam said he is a Cub Scout. "What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors," said Liam. His dad, Scott Holmes, said...
  • The HR 1 'Incumbent Protection Act' destroys free elections

    02/03/2019 1:02:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Adam Brandon
    Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., represents arguably the most gerrymandered congressional district in the country, and he wants to keep it that way. His latest piece of legislation, H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” would force taxpayers to fund congressional campaigns. Congress has a knack for naming legislation after its opposite intended effect. If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Washington, you know that a bill named “For the People” is likely a far cry from actually benefiting the public. The “Incumbent Protection Act” would be a more fitting name for this piece of legislation. Forcing citizens to fund political...
  • Why People Let Go of Freedom

    02/01/2019 11:13:06 AM PST · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | February 1, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    For a country to stay free, it must be dominated by people who want to be free. To want freedom, you have to NOT be afraid. If you’re afraid of life, and you lack confidence or initiative, freedom will not appeal to you. Being taken care of will appeal to you. America started as a vast wilderness, populated only with a few cities. People who came to America were not afraid. If they were, they would not have come here. And they certainly would not have stayed, or survived. It’s easy to see how and why America’s earlier generations yearned...
  • Arizona Bill Provides a Preview of Digital Tyranny

    01/31/2019 6:24:13 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 30JAN19 | By: Jeff Charles
    It is always instructive to find out what governments are up to when the populace is distracted. It is also disturbing to see how the state will attempt to sneak seemingly benign dollops of tyranny into its governance like a shrewd mother slipping vegetables into the children’s dinner. After all, how are diligent citizens supposed to keep an eye on their leaders when the establishment media’s theater and pageantry constantly distract them? … government software that would block pornographic content.  As the American public fixated on Black Hebrew Israelite racists, an alleged Native American valor thief, and a smiling teenager...
  • Most Americans don't want a standing ovation for abortions until birth. But Democrats do.

    01/30/2019 11:45:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    USA Today | January 30, 2019 | by Ashley McGuire, Opinion contributor
  • Caldara: On January 1, I became a criminal in my hometown of Boulder

    01/26/2019 11:58:59 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    complete Colorado ^ | 2JAN19 | By Jon Caldara
    t’s not the intolerance of progressives that is so insulting. It is the denial of their intolerance that is so abusive. File photo – Todd Shepherd When I was growing up it was the liberals who more often held the moral high-ground. Those of us raised in the 1970’s heard it all the time — “the end doesn’t justify the means.” It was echoed in the media, in nearly every political battle, in entertainment and at water cooler conversations. By contrast it was intolerant conservatives who spouted, “America, love it or leave it.”The American Civil Liberties Union came to the...
  • So, the Democrats say the states have a right to defy the federal government. Is this a bad thing?

    01/08/2019 3:39:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Jan 8, 2019 | by Jim Robinson
    The democrats say the states have a right to defy the federal government when it comes to NOT enforcing immigration laws they don't like. Does this mean the more conservative states have a right to defy the federal government in regards to enforcing laws they don't like? 'Legalized' abortion on demand or same-sex marriage, for example. How about gun control laws? Is there any federal law that states MUST enforce even if they don't like it? Can cities and states pass sanctuary one man, one woman marriage laws? Sanctuary pro-life laws? Sanctuary gun rights laws? Sanctuary free religion laws? Sanctuary...
  • Greg Brannon Podcast: Agenda 21

    12/31/2018 10:16:08 AM PST · by liberty2020
    Your American Experiment ^ | 12/05/18 | Greg Brannon & Bill LuMaye
    Bill LuMaye: Tell me a little bit about President Bush and what he signed in regards to Agenda 21 and the UN. Greg Brannon: He signed the Rio Summit in 1992 that put all the CO2 climate control as law de facto. He needed the Senate to pass it. This is important. Treaties must be passed by US Senate. Okay? What they do is they change it to agreements or what since President- Bill LuMaye: Why did they change it to agreements? Greg Brannon: Because you don’t need the Senate to pass it. -------------------- Greg Brannon: “It has long been...
  • Excuses We Use That Keep Us Enslaved (What being an American really means.)

    12/28/2018 6:40:46 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 29DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    Let’s spend some time talking about what it is to be an American. For we are all a very unique and special breed of person. This is a truth that should be obvious to anyone who has the ability to think. After all, what would the 20th century look like were America not to have existed? That being said, the sad reality is that we take this role for granted. Oh, we certainly say that “America is the best”, and we wave the flag around a lot, but we do not really and truly appreciate just how spectacular we actually...
  • Pot Addicts Are Okay But Legitimate Chronic Pain Sufferers In Need of Opioids? Not So Much.

    12/17/2018 11:04:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a strange dichotomy taking place in society today. On the one hand, laws against marijuana are being eliminated. People who abuse pot are now able to feed their addiction with an overly generous supply of the drug. For example, in Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal, users can purchase up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks. This is enough to be stoned every day. Once you have a prescription, you can refill it for an entire year without going back to renew the prescription. It’s easy to get a prescription in most states that have legalized medical marijuana,...
  • U.S. third-quarter growth unrevised; headwinds increasing

    11/28/2018 10:45:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2018 | by Lucia Mutikani (D-Reuters)
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy slowed in the third quarter as previously reported, but the pace was likely strong enough to keep growth on track to hit the Trump administration’s 3 percent target this year, even as momentum appears to have moderated further early in the fourth quarter. Gross domestic product increased at a 3.5 percent annualized rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in its second estimate of third-quarter GDP growth. That was unchanged from its estimate in October and well above the economy’s growth potential, which economists estimate to be about 2 percent. The unrevised third-quarter GDP reading...
  • The democracy myth

    11/26/2018 6:24:36 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Richard W. Rahn
    Governments are created to protect person and property, and to ensure liberty. Democracy is a partial means to that end, not the end in itself. Simple majoritarian democracies have a record of running over rights of minorities, including economic minorities. From the time of the ancient Greek city-states, democracies have been established from time to time, but have never lasted. Those longer-lived modern democracies have all restricted the voter franchise in one way or another until recent years. In the United States, originally, the voting franchise was limited to male property owners. Finland was the first country to give women...
  • Our Future Leaders and Morality

    11/23/2018 12:14:37 PM PST · by samovar123 · 8 replies
    Is there morality in government? It is expected that our politicians be moral and of good character and integrity. But given the power unlawfully and unconstitutionally usurped by our elected officials, can it be said that any member of Congress fits within a recognized set of moral parameters? After all, it is the moral nature of our legislators which must affect the life, dreams, and hopes of not only this generation but the generations to come. The amount of power which a lazy and cowardly American public has permitted our politicians to take for themselves is staggering. But what else...
  • KrisAnne Hall: Giving Thanks For Liberty's Patriots

    11/22/2018 7:02:46 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 2 replies ^ | Nov. 22, 2018 | KrisAnne Hall
    In this special Thanksgiving broadcast we pay tribute to several patriots who laid the foundations for American liberty. You don’t want to miss this. History gives us wisdom. When we are acquainted with the How and Why of history it heightens our awareness to what is going on AROUND us and makes us thankful for all that was sacrificed FOR us.
  • Five Words that Scare the Hell out of Socialists: 'Operation Win at the Door'

    11/12/2018 9:25:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | November 12, 2018 | Lindsay Marie
    Generation Z may be the heir to a bankrupt social security system and over $21.6 trillion of debt, but unlike generations before them, they aren’t buying into socialism, and they aren’t kicking the can down the road.  A student army, nine years in the making, descended into state house districts across the United States, knocked on over 1 million doors, and clinched 35 midterm wins for libertarian-leaning candidates as part of a project called “Operation Win at the Door.”  Operation Win at the Door was the brainchild of Young Americans for Liberty (“YAL”) President Cliff Maloney Jr. Originally developed from...