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Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter

By Gary M. Galles Foundation for Economic Education August 30, 2016   Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter     As November’s election nears, democracy is increasingly invoked as an ideal. Anyone ahead in any poll touts it as evidence they are on “the right side of history” because they better reflect […]

There is a form of democracy that far better satisfies the criteria to be an ideal – free market capitalism, which represents democratic self-government.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means

By Mises Institute August 14, 2016   Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means   Judge Napolitano, the great constitutional scholar and legal analyst for Fox News, recently gave a dynamite talk to our Mises U students on the real meaning of the 1st Amendment. While many protections in the Bill of Rights […]


‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 30, 2016     “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the […]


Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 4, 2016   Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year   In his article on conscription today, Ron Paul writes: Some proponents of a military draft justify it as “payback” for the freedom the government provides its citizens. Those who make this argument are embracing the collectivist premise […]

Freedom Isn't Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI 'Sprawling' Hacking Powers

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams April 30, 2016   Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December     The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue […]


We Need Separation of Bathroom and State

By Roy Cordato Mises.org April 25, 2016   We Need Separation of Bathroom and State   The saga of the so-called Charlotte bathroom ordinance — and the state of North Carolina’s response to it — has taken on a life of its own. At the national level leftists are accusing North Carolina of bigotry while, in […]

We Need Separation of Bathroom and State

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Rights Versus Wishes

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 20, 2016   Rights Versus Wishes   Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “Every […]


The Slippery Slope: It’s Not Just the Unborn Being Denied Rights Under the Constitution

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute April 9, 2016   The Slippery Slope: It’s Not Just the Unborn Being Denied Rights Under the Constitution   “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”—Hillary Clinton, Meet the Press (April 3, 2016) When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declares that unborn babies do not have constitutional rights, she’s […]

A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Does The United States Still Exist?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2016   Does The United States Still Exist? An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida     To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it […]


Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree

By Gary M. Galles Foundation for Economic Education March 19, 2016   Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree People need more space to go their own way       America will soon approach its biennial peak in “unity” rhetoric. 2016 offers no shortage of candidates claiming to unify us, unlike their “divisive” […]

Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree

Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone

Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 11, 2016   Apple Accuses DOJ Of “Smear” Campaign In Fight Over Unlocking Shooter’s iPhone   (Adam Fagen)   The legal tug-of-war over whether or not Apple can be forced to unlock a secure iPhone continued last night, with the U.S. Justice Department filing a sharp rebuke to Apple’s claims […]


John W. Whitehead: Politics Don’t Matter, but Your Actions Do

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell March 6, 2016   John W. Whitehead: Politics Don’t Matter, but Your Actions Do   John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. In 1982, he established The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit […]

A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Not-So-Convincing Anti-Second Amendment Arguments

Not-So-Convincing Anti-Second Amendment Arguments

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 10, 2016   Not-So-Convincing Anti-Second Amendment Arguments     Ken Womble has written convincingly regarding legal matters, including the desirability of prosecuting cops who lie about other cops’ killings. However, Womble, in a Monday Mimesis Law article, provides several not-so-convincing arguments for repealing the Second Amendment of the […]


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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