Posts Tagged liberty

Oklahoma Protects Rights Of Medical Marijuana Users

From Bearing Arms:

The full Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to protect the Second Amendment rights of medical marijuana cardholders.
Senate Bill 959, authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm clarifies that anyone authorized to use medical marijuana would also be allowed to have a concealed carry permit.

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George Washington: Illegal Militia Founder

From Reason:

Without formal legal authorization, even from the Continental Congress, Americans began to form independent militias, outside the traditional chain of command of the royal governors. In February 1775, George Washington and George Mason organized the Fairfax Independent Militia Company.

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Harriet Film Review

From Independent Institute:

One of the most overlooked movies of 2019 may have been Harriet, the historical drama about American fugitive slave Harriet Tubman. The movie breathes long overdue life into Tubman’s heroic efforts to rescue her family and others from slavery. Indeed, she may be one of the most underappreciated heroines of American liberty.

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What Is America’s Role?

From The Washington Examiner:

So how do we advance freedom and our other global interests if not through empire building or global policing? We do it through alliances.
Our most advantageous alliances are often the oldest. The “Five Eyes” intelligence cooperation between us and Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand began in 1956. But even 63 years later, it continues to deliver the crown jewels of global counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, and counter-hostile state intelligence. We should never forget that the most important ingredient of intelligence is not the tools, or even the people; it is the trust and shared values between those people. That is why the alliance sustains and why it continues to deliver.

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The History of Gun Control

From The American Spectator:

Murderers with poisonous ideologies have taken the lives of innocents once again. And the response is the same as it always is: Politicians turn to the proven solution of creating yet more felonies to criminalize law-abiding gun owners.
Won’t it be fun to imprison an elderly widow who transfers her husband’s old shotgun to a neighbor without a background check? Or give a felony record to a young worker who has a rifle the bureaucracy classifies an “assault weapon” because it has one of those deadly adjustable stocks?

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Op-Ed Makes Claim For LESS Freedom

From Salt Lake Tribune:

The idea that freedom rises from a situation where government is small, weak and difficult to find has no basis in reality. Or in the American founding document.

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Making New Laws Is Not The Answer

From Reason.com:

Adding its voice to the growing chorus demanding stronger laws targeting politically motivated violence, the FBI Agents Association called on Congress to make domestic terrorism a federal crime. The members of this chorus are, to various degrees, sincere, panicked, and self-serving, but they all have something in common: they’re advocating a very bad idea that’s bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.

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Maj Toure Interview With We The Internet

From We The Internet:

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Michigan Moves Toward Constitutional Carry

From M Live:

Michigan gun owners could carry concealed weapons without a license, letting license-holders carry in gun-free zones and carry loaded weapons on off-road vehicles under Republican-sponsored bills pending in the state House.

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Ammo Tax Is Gun Control Loophole

From The Federalist:

This proposed law will not keep criminals from obtaining ammunition. What it will do is penalize gun owners who engage in sport shooting, or who practice with their firearms. But shooting, whether in simple target practice or as part of more intensive training, is an important part of being a responsible gun owner. Taxing ammunition will only make gun owners poorer and less prepared, without preventing a single crime

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An Individual Right

From The Federalist:

“The right of self defense is the first law of nature,” wrote George Tucker in the 1803 Blackstone’s Commentaries regarding the American Second Amendment. “In most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits . . . and [when] the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”

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Interstate Purchase Ban Challenged

From Guns.com:

The legal challenge came from a Washington, D.C. couple — Andrew and Tracey Hanson — who tried to buy handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Texas but could not due to federal law adopted in the 1960s. Together with FFL holder Frederic Mance, the couple joined with gun rights advocates of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in taking the government on, arguing that since the advent of federal background check systems the law makes little sense.

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Gun Control And Red Flag Laws

From St. George News:

Two firearms-related tragedies have taken place in the past week. One is a matter of intense media focus while the other is being downplayed.

It’s a revealing example of the kind of statist blind faith that encourages true believers to trust the authorities to protect them even as it makes it as difficult and expensive as possible for the law-abiding to protect themselves. We’re supposed to believe that if enough people are willing to give up their freedom and the primary responsibility for their own personal safety, bad things will cease to happen.

Someone is trying to sell us a box of rocks.

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To-Do List For Liberty

From Zero Hedge:

hedgeless_horseman’s Revolutionary Call to Arms:

1.  Read, Propaganda, by Edward Bernays.
2.  Read, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
3.  Get rid of your television.  Preferably, take it to the dump and destroy it in an extreme and violent fashion.
4.  Read, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
5.  Make a commitment to not use mind-altering substances for 90 days.  If you fail, go to an AA meeting and restart the 90 days.
6.  Read, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve – 5th Edition, by G. Edward Griffin.
7.  Visit a coin dealer and buy some gold or silver Canadian Maple Leafs.
8.  Read, 1984, by George Orwell.
9.  Make your very own set of Fallacy Flash Cards from the list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies
10.  Hold three fallacious posters accountable on www.zerohedge.com by citing their fallacy.
11.  Read, The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat.
12.  Make a list of your natural rights.
13.  Read, The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.
14.  Read, Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
15.  Research your two senators and one congressman at https://www.opensecrets.org/ Make a list of their 10 biggest donors, and send the list to your “representative” in an email or letter.
16.  Read, War is a Racket!, by Major General Smedley D. Butler.
17.  Read, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.
18.  Watch the online video of the TED Talk, A radical experiment in empathy, by Sam Richards.
19.  Read, Anatomy of the State, by Murray Rothbard.
20.  Be a volunteer judge at a high school debate.

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Czechs: Free Countries Don’t Disarm People

From SOTT.net:

Czech president Miloš Zeman has put his name to a petition opposing an EU diktat which would clamp down on legal gun-owners and backed a constitutional amendment which would guarantee citizens’ right to keep arms for self-defence and protection of the homeland.

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