Author: Liberty Feeds

P Is for Predator State: The Building Blocks of Tyranny from A to Z

While America continues to fixate on the drama-filled reality show scripted by the powers-that-be, directed from the nation’s capital, and played out in high definition across the country, the American Police State has moved steadily forward. Nothing has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a convenient, traumatic, devastating distraction. The American people, the permanent underclass […] …

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Attorney General Barr Should Stand for Self-Defense, Investigate Rogue St. Louis Prosecutor

August 7, 2020 For immediate release Attorney General Barr Should Stand for Self-Defense, Investigate Rogue St. Louis Prosecutor Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) is supporting Congressional efforts for a federal investigation into the rogue St. Louis Circuit Attorney for abuse of power and for disregarding Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s Second Amendment-protected right of self-defense. Representative Jodey Arrington … Read more …

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The Market for Speech Paternalism

John Samples From Plato on, paternalists have argued that individuals would be better off if they were shielded from lies, disinformation, and “bad speech.” In contrast, liberals think individuals are capable of discerning their own ideals and interests, free from the oversight of “those who know.” For liberals, such restrictions “elevate society and the state to a despotic command and…reduce the individual to the arbitrary control of others.”
In the United States this liberal case for speech enshrined constitutional constraints on government paternalism. Those constraints “do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.” But that power to punish incitement matters less than you might think. People may be shouting “fire,” but they rarely are in a “crowded theatre” and hence, subject to censorship. We thus risk speech causing “harm to others.”
What about expression that might harm its listeners or readers? The religion clauses of the First Amendment mean government may not protect its citizens’ immortal souls. In theory, obscene speech may be censored; in fact, disagreements about the definition of obscenity…

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Howard Buffett on Conscription and American Militarism

[Editor’s note by Trevor Daher: On June 15, 1948, Howard Buffett rose once again on the floor of the House of Representatives to passionately defend the cause of human liberty. Being debated in Congress this time was the Selective Service Act of 1948, whereby Congress would establish the Selective Service System and force young men to register for conscription. His remarks on that day were transcribed in the Congressional Record. His message was so clear, and so powerfully crafted, that one has no choice but to quote Buffett’s own (abridged) remarks at length.]
In this proposal the House is debating a scheme to regiment the youth of America. Yet this House has not had the need of this scheme honestly explained to it. Why do I say that? Because, despite all the bombast about the world situation, our so-called commitments abroad, the threat of “aggressor nations,” and so forth, no Member of Congress can tell the House or his people what the present national defense program embraces.
Mr. Chairman [of the Committee on the Armed Services], I repeat that. No member of this House can tell any prospective draftee what our military and foreign policy is—in plain, understandable English.
Just as during the…

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Victory! EFF Defends Public’s Right to Access Court Records About Patent Ownership

 The public’s right of access to court proceedings is well-established as a legal principle, but it needs constant defending. In part, that’s because private parties keep asking publicly-funded courts to resolve their disputes in secret. As we and others have written before, this problem is especially great in patent cases, where parties on opposite sides of a case often agree with each other to keep as much of the litigation as possible hidden from view. That deprives the public of material it has every right to see that could affect its rights to engage, like documents establishing (or undermining) a patent…

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Reviving Native American economies through dignity, property, and personhood

“Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself – and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.” Continue Reading…
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Faces of the American Freedom Initiative’s Administrative Abuse Project: Howard and Karen Baldwin

FreedomWorks recently announced the launch of the American Freedom Initiative (AFI), a collaboration headed by former acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker. This project aims to help relieve injustices committed against Americans under the criminal justice system and the regulatory state. As part of this project, we will shine a spotlight on some of the individuals the AFI has identified under its Administrative Abuse Project who have been the victims of federal regulatory overreach. Howard and Karen Baldwin are successful, award-winning Hollywood producers, best known for producing the Oscar-winning film Ray. In 2011, the Baldwins filed a quite-complicated tax return claiming…

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FreedomWorks’ Member of the Month for August 2020: Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)

FreedomWorks is proud to honor Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) as our member of the month for August 2020. Representing the corridor of Ohio along the Indiana border north of Cincinnati and west of Dayton and Columbus since 2016, Davidson’s predecessor in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District was none other than former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). Unlike Boehner, Davidson has not only been a 100 percent vote on FreedomWorks’ scorecard for over 4 years, he has been out front leading on several fronts to protect our liberties from the government leviathan. Towards the beginning of 2020, Davidson stepped forward in…

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FreedomWorks’ Bill of the Month for August 2020: SCHOOL Act, S. 4432

FreedomWorks is proud to announce that our bill of the month for August 2020 is the Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning (SCHOOL) Act, S. 4432, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The SCHOOL Act would grant American families more choice in how their children are educated both during the COVID-19 pandemic and long after schools return to normal. School choice can and should be the norm, not the exception. Under the SCHOOL Act, the majority of federal funds provided for K-12 education would be able to follow a child whether they choose to learn remotely or in person. The…

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Environmentalism is a Conservative Ideology

August 7, 2020. Regular Americans need not contort their own worldviews to the whims of the owner class. Environmentalism is a conservative ideology.Environmentalism is a Conservative Ideology was first posted on August 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm.©2018 "The Daily Bell". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at admin@example.com …

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MTSI is Full Up and Overbought

Yesterday, we looked at a Daily Price Chart of Fastenal Co., noting the stock’s 12/26 Day Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) line is above the 9-Day EMA signaling a bullish stock. Today’s Chart of the Day is a Keltner...

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The Torture and Execution of Kiki Camarena

Take out your list of movies to watch and place The Last Narc at the top of your list. It’s now showing on Amazon Prime. Consisting of four one-hour segments, it will be the most fascinating drug-war documentary you will ever watch. And revealing as well!
In fact, better yet, first watch Seasons 1 and 2 of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix. That will get you better set for watching The Last Narc. But if you just want to Continue Reading
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People Believe the Damndest Things

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Editor: Your reporters write that “[e]conomists say that rebuilding after a disaster can have a positive effect on a country’s economy, stimulating growth through construction and other spending” (“Beirut Explosion Brings Lebanon to the Brink,” August 6). Not so. While incompetent economists make headlines by predicting riches from ruination, […] …

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Population bust fueled COVID-19 spread: Study

The onslaught of the coronavirus global pandemic suspended the normal working of the economy, but it proved two less-noted truths: The family affects everything, including the economy; and a rising population saves lives. Continue Reading…
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