Freedom (page 2)

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    JLF’s Jon Guze discusses U.S. Supreme Court’s Packingham ruling

    Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Packingham v. North Carolina. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.  Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2017
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    Care To Guess Which 5 North Carolina College Campuses Get The Top Grade For Protecting Free Speech?

    In his Daily Journal, John Hood gives us an update on how North Carolina universities and colleges are doing when it comes to their commitment to a most fundamental issue: the right to free speech.  Five campuses — UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina Central, and East Carolina…
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2017
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    “Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

    President Ronald Reagan: This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: “Let us now praise famous men . . . All these were honored in their generation, and were…
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2017
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    A promissory note further dishonored

    I wrote this last year, and I’m distressed to say that the situation is even more dire. Last year, I noted that the First, Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments have come under assault from within, that the entire U.S. Constitution is being denounced as…
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2014
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    Yet now we equally struggle that the promissory note be honored

    It’s an equality of sorts, I suppose, that we all witness, for example, the First, Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments come under assault from within, that the entire U.S. Constitution is denounced as “evil” by self-appointed intelligentsia, and that even Article One, Section…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2013
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    Freedom in the States

    Live Blog North Carolina ranks 18th in overall freedom for its citizens in a new Mercatus Center publication. Some highlights from my perspective North Carolina has the best asset-forfeiture laws in the land. It could improve them by putting the burden of proof on the government. spirits…
    Joseph Coletti, June 8, 2011
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    Freedoms we don’t even realize we have V

    Earlier entries in this series: I, II, III, and IV. From Time via Fox News: Climate modelers have long known that households are far bigger contributors to global warming than most laypeople realize. For all the blame tailpipe emissions take for escalating  temperatures,…
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2011
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    Freedoms we don’t even realize we have IV

    Earlier entries in this series: I, II, and III. Had you ever realized we used to have a freedom to buy an effective washing machine that would also allow us to throw in a wayward sock after it had started? Since we weren’t vigilant, that…
    Jon Sanders, March 18, 2011