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Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

Businessmen get it on!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Congress is not yet engaged in business of any note. we want men of business among them. I really wish you were...

Things are going so well, let us do nothing at all!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our busy scene is now approaching. the quiet tract into which we are endeavoring to get, neither meddling with the affairs of...

Earmark Supporters Should Run for Public Office

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE If you are interested in national issues such as defense, foreign policy, and trade, and want to hold public office, you...

Swat the nose of that camel before it’s too late!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP You know my doubts or rather convictions about the unconstitutionality of the act for building piers in the Delaware, and the fears...

Supreme Court Tellingly Rejects Lower Court Roadblock to Elimination of DACA Program

HERITAGE FOUNDATION, ALDEN ABBOTT On Dec. 20, in an unsigned, four-page opinion, the Supreme Court struck down a lower court order that severely burdened efforts by the...
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Tom DeWeese – Agenda 21 and Article V: Two Tools for Collectivism – Video

Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, Tom DeWeese, is President and Founder of the American Policy Center, Editor of the DeWeese Report, and one of the...

How much freedom for man? How much power for government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … Can man govern himself? … the one great object of proving that a government may be so free as to...

How Marx Got on the Wrong Side of History

BY RICHARD M. EBELING Those who speak about being on the “right side of history” have, knowingly or not, adopted a central element in Karl...

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 During this historic celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to say something about the...

Time to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government provides an array of subsidies to increase the consumption of biofuels such as corn ethanol. The subsidies include...

Bastiat: Defining Law, Its Source, Its Legitimate Role and Limits

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL French Philosopher Frédéric Bastiat loved to get to the root of things.  In his 1852 classic "The Law" he teaches: It is...

Gerald Rudolph Ford Born JULY 14, 1913

American Minute with Bill Federer Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th U.S. President. Born on JULY 14, 1913, he was named Leslie Lynch King, Jr. till...

The Left’s Cynical World of Bathroom Politics

BY MARK HENDRICKSON I can’t believe that I’m writing an article about going to the bathroom! But then, I can’t believe that at a time when...

Departure from Principle and the Abusive State of Man—Jefferson

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

James Madison: Federal Powers Limited, State Powers Indefinite

FOUNDERS CORNER: LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND FEDERALISM The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to...

The Myth of Judicial Infallibility

WALTER M. WEBER, ACLJ Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution. Is it not...

The Magna Carta Turns 800

BY DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It isn’t too often that we remember something that happened 800 years ago. There are...

Bureaucracy and the Tyranny of Minority Power

American Minute with Bill Federer President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given MAY 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg,...

GOP Squandered Its Best Opportunity To Hold Hillary Accountable

BY BOB BARR In her Sunday video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton touched as many hot buttons as could be crammed into a two-minute...

Of Rights and Responsibilities – Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS The American Tradition: Part 11 Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 February 1964 Ideas that have come unsprung from...

Obama’s Cuba Decision

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Without the approval of the American people or even of Congress, President Obama made the unilateral decision to normalize relations with Cuba....

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

The Many Costs of Obama’s Amnesty

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Since the costs will come due only after Obama has left the White House, I guess he doesn’t care how high are...

IRS Bureaucracy Continues to Target Conservatives’ Constitutional Freedoms

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ The new IRS commissioner brought in to clean up the corrupt bureaucracy responsible for targeting grassroots conservative groups and infringing upon ordinary...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Court Blocks Sheriff From Arresting Illegals

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was doing his job and enforcing Arizona laws against illegal aliens who used stolen identities to get...

Federal Bureaucracy – Threat to Liberty

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY In drafting the U.S. Constitution, our Founding Fathers feared centralized government most of all. Most of them had a lot of experience...

Obama Police Task Force Report Includes Worrying Recommendation

MATTHEW FEENEY, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday, President Obama met with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which on the same day released an interim report...