Civil Liberties & Privacy

An Open Letter to American Blacks

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The prospects for freedom in America may very well lie with you. For you have been most damaged by the welfare-state, planned-economy way of life. I wish to share some of my perspectives with you in the hopes that you will help lead our nation to break free of this enslaving ... [click for more]

Reflections on National Service

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National service looms as one of the most dangerous threats to the American people in our 200-year history. Previously advocated only by liberals, national service is now also embraced by many on the conservative side of the political spectrum, as evidenced by the recent book, Gratitude, by America's foremost conservative, ... [click for more]

Why Americans Won’t Choose Freedom

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All across the land there is an unusual stirring among the American populace. The American people are sensing that something is severely wrong in our nation. They see the ever-increasing taxation, regulation, bureaucracies, and police intrusions. And they are gradually discovering that, despite their right to vote, they have ... [click for more]

The Sanctity of Private Property, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 The last thing which Americans of today wish to face is that they have abandoned the principles of private property on which the United States was founded. In last August's Freedom Daily, I pointed to two examples of where the American people have permitted their public officials to assume absolute and total control ... [click for more]

Racism, Control, and Rock and Roll

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Civil rights laws are among the most repugnant forms of political control in American society. Not only are they a severe violation of the principles of freedom, they also have totally failed to achieve their purported end — the elimination of racism in America. Few intelligent people will deny that ... [click for more]

Race and the Market Process

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In the 1850s, a Southerner named George Fitzhugh wrote two books entitled, Sociology for the South: or The Failure of Free Society and Cannibals All! Or Slaves Without Masters. The essence of his argument was summarized by him in one sentence: "Liberty is an evil which government is intended to correct." The free society and the market economy, ... [click for more]

Discrimination

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... Many of the leading problems of our day, I believe, stem from a thought-disease about discrimination. It is well known that discrimination has come to be widely scorned. And politicians have teamed up with those who scorn it, to pass laws against it — as though morals can be manufactured by the pen of ... [click for more]

The Sanctity of Private Property, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 No myth is more pervasive among the people of the United States than that which claims that the American economic system is based on the sanctity of private property. The American people have been taught since the first grade in their government schools that America is the bastion of private property while the Soviet ... [click for more]

Is Liberty Too Extreme?

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There is one type of question, more than any other, that the advocate of freedom is likely to be asked over the years: Human liberty and freedom of choice are, of course, important social and moral goods, but can't they be pushed too far? Is it not better to work for, ... [click for more]

Give Me Liberty

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... In 1922, as a foreign correspondent in Budapest, I accompanied . . . a police raid.... We set out at ten o'clock at night, leading sixty policemen who moved with the beautiful precision of soldiers. They surrounded a section of the workingmen's quarter of the city and closed in, while the Chief explained that this was ordinary routine; the ... [click for more]

From the President’s Desk

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For years, many of us have been arguing that omnipotent government in foreign affairs is just as evil and dangerous, if not more so, than omnipotent government in domestic affairs. But our arguments met with indifference from some devotees of freedom and limited government, because while they could see the evils and dangers of the welfare state, the absence ... [click for more]

How Bad Do You Want to Be Free?

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Ever since I was a small child, I have been intrigued by the Battle of the Alamo. For a time, the defenders of the Alamo were expecting reinforcements to arrive. But once word came that Fannin and his troops had been massacred, it was clear that help would not ... [click for more]
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