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I was driving peacefully through my Connecticut hometown this afternoon. I wear my seat belt. I wasn't speeding, and my car is 100% legal. I turned onto the only bridge in town that leads to my ...
by aeneuman
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 07:07 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
On this Memorial Day, I'm grateful that Barack Obama is in the White House and that our great nation has not entered into another unnecessary, life-and-freedom-crushing war. Knowing that integrity ...
by fcura
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 07:47 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
This essay was written in 2001 and published by our local newspaper. My wife’s family (on her mother’s side) live in Luxembourg. In 1979, four years after we were married, we went for a two ...
by LCaseRussell
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Apparently there's a new book out, by someone called Kristen Powers who is apparently a Fox News personality, called THE SILENCING: How the Left is Killing Free Speech . From what I gather, it's ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 128 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 12:51 PM PDT with 261 Recommends
I constantly hear politicians complaining about the imagined abuses of our 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms, or our 1st Amendment rights of religious freedom yet hear almost nothing about the other ...
by arky70
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 12:58 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
The recent shooting at the awful Pamela Gellar's Drawing Mohammed "contest"--a deliberately inflammatory event if ever there was one--seems to have elicited a certain amount of debate regarding the ...
by jackdabastard
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 07:35 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
There is one thing that gets people more worked up and divided than religion and that's the 2nd amendment to the constitution. You will hear gun enthusiasts claim it's a blanket right for them to ...
by streicher187
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:31 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Everywhere I go, I read about the new strategy for Gay marriage or how not to let the right wing use the subject in elections. Or, how to get the religious to except gay marriage (an utterly ...
by thepanamarick
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:46 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
by dgrhoads
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 03:59 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Story by Pamela Hess, UPI Pentagon Correspondent [not The Onion ] Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom [F]reedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do ...
by AnnieJo
Comment Count 103 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:13 AM PDT with 288 Recommends
Republicans won big in elections again in 2014, thanks in large part to low turnout and thanks to rigged districts. In 2012 more people voted for Democrats in congress yet republicans gained most of ...
by streicher187
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 01:58 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
"That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and vein' it, that's two different things." -George Hanson (Jack Nicholson) on 'freedom' in the movie Easy Rider . Released in 1969,
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 01:42 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
The political Left needs a better political philosophy and it has to start with the concept of liberty. Under debate between the Left and Right, between liberals and conservatives, are many matters:
by FreedomandCap
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Last Friday, on the first night of Passover, I was asked to share a teaching on Moses, who led our people out of slavery in Egypt. A friend suggested I share it with you: The idea that always ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 07:35 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I've heard that if everyone isn't free no one is. That's no longer something I see as a quaint little saying. The old Thanksgiving story told to children omits many details. They draw hand ...
by libertyanne444
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 05:40 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Created this to help folks expose the hypocrisy and discrimination that the GOP, Tea Party, and all their associated crazies are trying to codify into American law: h/t jamess for the updated Cruz & ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 05:02 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
But that doesn't stop the Old Boy from broadcasting lies to save his Hate Law. The man undeniably HAS NO SHAME. ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 09:28 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Republicans are still trying to conceal their bigotry, this time (again) calling it Religious Freedom. What a joke they are… thinking people are so stupid that they could slip this act of ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 04:58 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
One of the most striking theories that the famous libertarian economist Milton Friedman put forth in his book Capitalism And Freedom was that economic freedom (a market free from government ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 05:20 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
What's wrong with "religion freedom?" For most people, those are two good things: religion--good, freedom--very good. Together, they make a perfect pair, _in theory_. In actuality, bills aimed at ...
by scody3328
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 04:11 PM PDT with 9 Recommends