Liberty


Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 8, 2016     Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought   The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare […]

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Among a People Generally Corrupt, Liberty Cannot Long Exist

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education January 23, 2016   Among a People Generally Corrupt, Liberty Cannot Long Exist Real Heroes: Edmund Burke   Murray Rothbard, the Austrian school economist and student of Ludwig von Mises, regarded Edmund Burke in his youthful days as a libertarian and even a philosophical anarchist. Russell Kirk, […]

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Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 11, 2016     Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?   The nation’s attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences […]


Poll: Government Named Top U.S. Problem for Second Straight Year

By Against Crony Capitalism January 6, 2016   Poll: Government Named Top U.S. Problem for Second Straight Year     Gee, I wonder why? It’s so responsive and doesn’t take the citizenry for granted or anything. It’s not like the president is out there winging it with his “pen and phone” or that Congress is […]

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Purism is Practical

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 4, 2016     Purism is Practical   Those who advocate ending, instead of reforming, the welfare-warfare state are often accused of being “impractical.” Some of the harshest criticisms come from libertarians who claim that advocates of “purism” forgo opportunities to make real progress toward restoring liberty. These critics […]


Immorality and Contempt for Liberty

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com December 22, 2015   Immorality and Contempt for Liberty   American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces. They explain the fiscal problems we face, such as growing national debt and budget deficits at the federal, state and […]

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If You Want Security, Pursue Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 14, 2015   If You Want Security, Pursue Liberty   Judging by his prime-time speech last week, the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency will be marked by increased militarism abroad and authoritarianism at home. The centerpiece of the president’s speech was his demand for a new law […]


To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 21, 2015 (First published November 16, 2015)   To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late   “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people […]

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Woodrow Wilson Was Our Worst President

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com November 21, 2015     [This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  It appears in a section called “A Rogue’s Gallery of Progressives” along with articles on Lincoln, TR, FDR and LBJ] Woodrow Wilson was our worst president.  He did many of the things that […]


When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education November 17, 2015   When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power Real Heroes: William Ewart Gladstone       Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I’ve visited so many times now that I’ve lost count. Each time […]

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Irwin Schiff – A ‘Most Dangerous Man’ 1

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute October 20, 2015   Irwin Schiff – A ‘Most Dangerous Man’   Tax protester Irwin Schiff was sentenced to 13 years in prison for talking about his book, which the government had banned. He died of cancer on Saturday at age 87, chained to a prison hospital bed. Appeals […]


Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]

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Are Prisoners Who Make Low Wages Being Exploited?

By Robert P. Murphy Foundation for Economic Education September 24, 2015   Are Prisoners Who Make Low Wages Being Exploited? The Prison-Industrial Complex Pinches Rents from Prisoners       Over the summer, critics objected to Whole Foods’ participation in a program that used poorly paid prisoners to make expensive cheese for the grocery store’s upscale customers, […]


Gallup Poll: Half in U.S. Continue to Say Government Is an Immediate Threat

By Against Crony Capitalism September 22, 2015   Gallup Poll: Half in U.S. Continue to Say Government Is an Immediate Threat     When half of the population sees the government as a threat this should set off alarm bells. In the United States the citizenry should NEVER see the government as an immediate threat. […]

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