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Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government

A 1946 rebellion against a corrupt local government controlling elections in Tennessee, the Battle of Athens was a resistance to anti-democratic government – and an oft-forgotten moment in American history. It’s a reminder of what’s worth fighting for, and that those fights can be won. Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government was first posted on August 2, 2020 at 12:06 am.©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…

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GOA Endorses Dr. Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate in Tennessee

Dr. Manny Sethi is GOA’s Pick for U.S. Senate in Tennessee Gun Owners of America is proud to endorse Dr. Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate in the Volunteer State! The primary election is scheduled for August 6th, with early voting currently taking place through August 1st. A trauma surgeon from Nashville, Dr. Manny is a political outsider in the U.S. Senate … Read more …

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House Defense Bill Includes Gun Confiscation Scheme

Once again, Nancy Pelosi and her comrades are trying to sneak a gun confiscation scheme onto a giant piece of legislation. In this case, it’s H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The section in question, section §542, would authorize an unannounced middle-of-the-night raid of the home of any individual subject to … Read more …

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Interesting Airline Pricing

I had an interesting experience with airline pricing in the last 2.5 weeks. About 2.5 weeks ago, I got on line with United, the airline I usually use to go to Winnipeg. (From there, I drive 3 hours to Minaki, Ontario.) I wanted to go to Winnipeg on or about July 9. But I got […]
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NH: Partisan Gun Confiscation Moves to the Governor — Urge Him to Veto Bills

We have sent several alerts on HB 687 and HB 1660. Both bills allow the confiscation of firearms without Due Process, after an ex parte telephonic hearing in which the accused may not have an opportunity to participate. Both are hyper-partisan bills that passed the legislature without a single Republican vote and will soon land on Governor Sununu’s desk.  We … Read more …

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Restore Laissez-Faire Capitalism

When I first saw Daniel Henninger’s 2020 op ed “Restore Laissez-Faire Capitalism.” (Wall Street Journal; p. A13, April 16) I said to myself “Whoop di do.” No. I lied. Actually, I said: “Double Whoop di do.” This is a title that a Ludwig von Mises or a Murray Rothbard could easily have chosen for many […]
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10 Percent Less Democracy

One of the principles I taught my economics students the first day of class and then applied incessantly thereafter was the importance of thinking on the margin. Garett Jones, an economics professor at George Mason University, has written a whole book in which he does just that. Jones considers what would happen if we made […]
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Congress Must Make It Clear that the Constitution Applies to Federal Officers as Much as It Applies to State Officers.

Following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a nationwide movement for accountability and equality has found cross-ideological agreement that policing must change. At the forefront of this movement are proposals to abolish qualified immunity, the legal doctrine invented by the Supreme Court in 1982 that shields police and all other government officials…
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Judges Should Not Use Their Power Over Defendants to Enrich Their Friends

In America, you may be presumed innocent until proven guilty, but that doesn’t stop the government from severely restricting your freedom while you’re being prosecuted for a crime. These restrictions, however, are supposed to be based only on individual circumstances and public safety. But in New Orleans, it appears that one judge used his power…
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