A government study identifies anti-federalists as a “threat” to America. The founders would be stunned.
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The purpose of the second amendment is to ensure that Americans will have the weapons of war to defend themselves from tyrannical government.
Sheriff’s stance is part of a growing trend of nullification by state legislators and local officials.
The White House response to secession petitions is a fact-free, history-revising distortion of the law and the US Constitution.
Obama provides armed protection for himself and his children while denying citizens the right to arm themselves.
Facing the difficulty of passing gun control through Congress, Biden announces 19 executive orders being considered.
Measure would make any federal firearms legislation passed by Congress or approved by Presidential executive order unenforceable in Texas.
We keep losing liberty because the Republicans don’t know how to negotiate.
“Gun Free” Chicago had more murders than allied losses in Afghanistan.
The criminalization of behavior that does no harm to anyone is a feature of state power.
The national debt is simply how the Federal Reserve monetizes its monopoly of counterfeiting
The Fiscal Cliff hysteria is a distraction designed to protect and extend the power of out-of-control government over our lives.
Hoppe: War and aggression are costly. States go to war because they can, via taxes, pass on the cost to third parties who are not directly involved. By contrast, for voluntarily financed companies war is economic suicide. As a private law subject the state too will, like all other security providers, have to offer its [...]
The state has targeted preppers precisely because they are self-reliant. Here’s what you can do to get ready.
If you ask a 10-year-old what constitutes a threat to national security, he’ll talk about threats to the border, bombs, mass killings, things like that. But if you ask the Department of Homeland Security, they’ll say it’s counterfeit underwear, music, and lipstick being sold at a flea market. Its rationale for this strange view [...]
Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300 | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com 95-year-0ld retired Air Force Major and his 85-year-old wife get the full-body pat-down terrorist treatment from TSA thugs… and get $300 in cash stolen, then get threatened when they complain.
The power of government should not be vested in the state, which is a group of people who are exempt from the rules that govern the rest of us. You can’t solve a problem if you’re not aware of it, and you can’t defend against attacks on your liberties if you don’t know where they come [...]
To reduce drug use, we must legalize drugs If you’re concerned about the epidemic of drug use, you might want to ask yourself why it has gotten worse since we started the War on Drugs in the 1970s. If you’d like to actually reduce the incidence of drug use and the crime associate with [...]
The state growth of parental authority State officials in North Carolina are inspecting lunch boxes, and if they don’t like what the parents packed for their own children, they’re forcing the tots to eat state-approved food from the school cafeteria. Judging from the comments at the bottom of the article, people are rightly outraged. One [...]
Trading Liberty for “Security” According to a report at Infowars, our taxes will pay for the government to monitor Internet news and social media outlets 24/7/365. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded the contract to monitor news media web sites, as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The Department of Homeland Security [...]
Why Mitt Romney is the choice of the Republican establishment If you’re a Tea Party person, you’re probably disgusted with Romney as the choice of the Republican establishment, but it’s not hard to understand why they want him; in a Romney-Obama matchup, it’s win-win for the statists. If Romney wins the election, nothing much will [...]
National Security is too important to entrust to the state Ron Paul is rising in the polls, and the only thing holding him back in the Tea Party is his unpopular foreign policy. But let’s take a look at it — he advocates simply that the state should be non-interventionist in its foreign policy. This [...]
Top Five Reasons to KEEP ObamaCare — LOL By a wide margin, Americans don’t want ObamaCare and never did. It is such a wretched piece of legislation that the government wouldn’t let us read it before it was passed. In fact, it is so bad that our jolly rulers exempted themselves from its requirements. Most [...]
Seven Things About the Government that May Shock You It has been said that if the government is the solution, it was a stupid question. Yet one of the government’s biggest tricks is making people believe they can’t do without it. If you’re one of them, maybe you’re not aware of these seven shocking things [...]
Today the government held the first test of the Emergency Alert System, the national warning system that replaced the Emergency Broadcast System. If you could have heard the botched test, it would have sounded just like the EBS tests we’ve heard all our lives, but there is a big difference. The EBS was operated by [...]
The taxation tsunami goes on. Remember the minuscule federal budget cuts of fiscal year 2011? They amounted to $38 billion, a mere four days’ worth of spending. (Actually, it was only $352 million, but who’s counting?) Well, whatever savings you thought you’d realize, they’ve found a way to recapture it — a new tax on [...]
The occupiers are barking up the wrong tree. The problem isn’t capitalism — it’s government power. They’re right to complain about big bank bailouts, but capitalists can’t do this in a free market. Only the government can steal money from taxpayers and give it to the banks. ACORN’s involvement in organizing the Occupiers is proof [...]
The surest way to decrease the quality of a product or service, and to increase its price, is to give the government monopoly control of it. We tend to think the state is indispensable — a “necessary evil” — and have a hard time imagining our existence without it. But that’s only because we’ve never [...]
“Daddy makes mistakes. We tried our best. I made a mistake by not knowing enough.” via Treehouse faces demolition in dispute with Fairfax County – WTOP.com. TAL Commentary: Mark Grapin did something every dad should admire — he built a treehouse for his two growing boys. But his dealings with the government turned into an [...]
The millionaires and billionaires are being targeted for what event organizers called a “willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%.” via Occupy Wall Street: Coming to a mansion near you – Oct. 10, 2011. TAL Commentary: The occupiers — paid to protest capitalism (think about that) — have it all wrong, which [...]
California Gov. Jerry Brown stepped into the middle of a debate over parental rights Sunday by signing legislation giving children 12 or older the power to consent to medical care involving the prevention of sexually transmitted disease. via New law lets 12-year-olds consent to preventive care for STDs – latimes.com. TAL Commentary: Who needs parents? [...]
DOE Pushing On With $5 Billion In Solar Energy Loans – CNBC. The U.S. Department of Energy said it plans to push ahead with as much as $5.3 billion in potential additional alternative energy loans by Friday, despite Republican complaints the money is going out too quickly to untested firms. That comes against a [...]
Government inherently causes social conflict. The fact that we have public spaces causes conflict over who has the right to use them, and how. The existence of public roads causes conflict between travelers and protesters. Who has the right to mount a pro-abortion protest? When? For how long will they tie up traffic? What about [...]
One of the fundamental concepts of libertarianism is that taxation is theft, and therefore morally wrong. Yet God ordered the collection of a temple tax; if taxation is wrong, why would he do this? Let’s look at Exodus 30:13-15: This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel [...]
Update: According to a Fox News story, the government not only ordered licensed gun dealers to proceed with illegal gun sales, government agents actually made illegal purchases with taxpayer money, all in order to drive guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Government agents bought the guns, sold them to known criminals, and watched [...]
From The Truth About Liberty: How the Tea Party Can Save America You were probably taught that the only thing that stands between you and gigantic monopolies is a benevolent government. Like a lot of things taught in government schools, the exact opposite is true; monopolies only exist when the state grants a business a [...]
I can’t go to your house and simply demand your money — you don’t have to give it to me. If I use force, you can defend yourself. But for some reason we have accepted the idea that I can go to your house with several armed men and force you to pay up, as [...]
[The following is excerpted from an email from Senator Windbag to his nephew, Richard Needles, the esteemed representative from one of our Southern states]. Hi Richard, Congratulations on winning a seat in the Senate. With the six-year terms, you’ll find it much more lucrative in this chamber than in the House; you can spend less [...]
SACRAMENTO – Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt says a push in California’s Legislature to ban the plastic foam containers he uses to serve up takeout meals could cost him thousands of dollars in an industry where profit margins are razor thin. via Calif. could be first state to ban foam containers – Boston.com. TAL Commentary: If [...]
COEUR d’ALENE – A man charged with unlawfully shooting and killing a grizzly bear had so many supporters at his arraignment Tuesday in federal court that the judge had to move the hearing to a larger courtroom. Even there, every seat was taken as his family, friends and neighbors, young and old, squeezed in. via [...]
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