Archives for: April 2008

The Second Horseman Saddles Up April 25, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 25, 2008 For the first time in living memory, American consumers in some states have confronted food rationing. The New York Sun reports that ?Major retailers in New York ?New England and on the West Coast… more »

Some Criminals Are Too Big to Prosecute April 24, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 24, 2008 As CEO of the Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, Franklin D. Raines did a great deal to inflate the now-collapsed housing bubble. In 2004, Raines and two of his henchmen overstate… more »

The Sovietization of American Police April 23, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 23, 2008 In the old Soviet Union, it was possible for anyone to be arrested at any time and charged with terrorism ? defined by that government?s constitution as any word or deed that could undermine the sta… more »

Citizen's Arrest! Citizen's Arrest! April 22, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 22, 2008 If Eric Bryant weren?t an attorney, he probably wouldn?t have been aware of an Oregon state statute permitting citizens to ?commence a violation proceeding? against people who violate traffic la… more »

Government Child Abduction In Texas April 21, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 21, 2008 The Fundamentalist Latter-day Saints, or FLDS Church, is an offshoot of the Mormon Church that still practices polygamy. Its doctrines are anti-biblical, its organization cultish, and at least some of i… more »

The U.S.: An Open-Air Prison Camp? April 18, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 18, 2008 Jeremy Bentham, the 19th century British philosopher, devised a concept called the ?Panopticon? ? a prison structure in which the inmates were kept under constant covert surveillance. The Bush… more »

The War Criminal in the White House* April 17, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 17, 2008 The president of the United States is a war criminal. He richly deserves not only impeachment, but imprisonment as well. It?s not enough that George W. Bush usurped congressional power to entangle… more »

The OKC Bombing's Final Secret April 16, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 16, 2008 The Justice Department has until May 1 to comply with a federal court order to turn over documents demanded by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trendatue. Those documents deal with the death of Jesse?s b… more »

The IRS: America's Domestic Terrorists April 15, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 15, 2008 Why are Americans preoccupied with the potential threat posed by distant terrorists, when the infernal terrorist cabal called the IRS is a tangible everyday reality? The IRS has been the instrument o… more »

Undisuised Tyranny at the Jefferson Memorial April 14, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 14, 2008 Shortly before midnight on the morning of April 13, a small group of people gathered on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. Armed with Ipods and digital video recorders, this small group… more »

Making Sadaam Look Good April 11, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 11, 2008 49-year-old Iraqi Priest Faiz (Fah-YEEZ) Abdel was murdered in broad daylight outside his home in Baghdad on April 5. His denomination, the Syrian Orthodox Church, has seen nearly half of its membersh… more »

War Profiteers on the Hill April 10, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 10, 2008 The Gospel of Matthew -- chapter six, verse 21 -- admonishes us: ?? [W]here your treasure is, there your heart will be also.? Bearing that biblical truth in mind, it is worthwhile to examine some… more »

The Predators Arise April 9, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 9, 2008 Until recently it was common to hear people talk about taking cash out of their home by borrowing against the inflated market value of their house. People who used their houses as ATMs in this fashion of… more »

Boomtime for Bankruptcy Lawyers April 8, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 8, 2008 The economy shed 80,000 jobs in March, the most dramatic spike in unemployment in five years. Some people are poised to profit from the accelerating economic downturn. The Washington Post reports tha… more »

Torture and God's Judgment April 7, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 7, 2008 It seems as if each month we learn a little more about the extent to which the Bush administration has institutionalized the practice of torture ? which is forbidden by our Constitution, criminalized b… more »

The Grim Taste of Price Inflation April 4, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 4, 2008 Over the past three months, the price of rice has doubled. On account of poor harvests, global wheat supplies are at the lowest levels in the past half-century. Food riots have erupted in Guinea, Mau… more »

The Empire is Bankrupt April 3, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 3, 2008 Economists Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin point out that when the Roman Empire fell in the early fifth century, the value of its currency had decreased by 99.98 percent. Since creation of the Federa… more »

It's Good to be King -- Or a Royal Flunky April 2, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 2, 2008 Imagine for just a second that you?re caught with more than $100 worth of groceries for which you?ve neglected to pay. It?s almost certain you would be arrested and prosecuted for shoplifting. But… more »

Thou Shalt Not Criticize Thy Federal Masters* April 1, 2008

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute April 1, 2008 For nearly a decade, gun dealer Ryan Horsley of Twin Falls, Idaho has been harassed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, an incurably corrupt agency that has no constitutional excuse to exis… more »