Archives for: July 2010

Why Are Police Trained to be Cowards? July 30, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 30, 2010 Why are police trained to be cowards? This question is raised by the arrest of 20-year-old California resident Melissa Greenfield when she refused to surrender her cell phone during a traffic stop. S… more »

A Commoner Dies in Brooklyn July 29, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 29, 2010 According to multiple eyewitnesses, the traffic collision that claimed the life of Brooklyn resident Aileen McKay-Dalton was a clear case of vehicular homicide. The mother of three was driving a Ves… more »

The Government's War on Food July 28, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 28, 2010 The LA District Attorney?s office recently conducted an armed raid on Rawsome Foods, a Venice, California restaurant that sells unprocessed dairy products and other unlicensed organic food. Surveil… more »

Prepare for Weimar America July 27, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 27, 2010 According to the chairman of China?s largest credit rating agency, ?The US is insolvent and faces bankruptcy as a pure debtor nation?.? For years, Beijing has bankrolled Washington?s defic… more »

Viciousness vs. Criminality July 26, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 26, 2010 Lysander Spooner, the renowned 19th century constitutional attorney, drew a critical distinction between vices ? ?those acts by which a man harms himself? ? and crimes ? ?those acts by which… more »

Suddenly, It's OK to "Cut and Run" July 23, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 23, 2010 In a June 2007 opinion column, Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily, described Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul as ?clueless about the nature of the threat we face from Islamo-fascism.? Wh… more »

Servicing the Banks, Suffocating the People July 22, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 22, 2010 Lord Acton, who famously warned about the corrupting influence of power, shared another critical insight: ?The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later… more »

The Takers Thrive, the Makers Suffer July 21, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 21, 2010 In a recent opinion poll, 45 percent of the professional class in Washington, D.C. said that the economy was heading in the right direction. This must reflect the fact that all of our wealth is being sip… more »

Tortured by Self-Pity July 20, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 20, 2010 In her study of Nazi totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt pointed out that those who committed officially sanctioned atrocities were often hindered by their conscience. To overcome that divinely instilled m… more »

Government, or Terrorism? You Make the Call! July 19, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 19, 2010 Every time talk turns to the necessity of cutting budgets, headlines scream about the heartlessness and parsimony of those who would deny children school lunches, or shut down national parks. As the… more »

Subsidies and Shackles July 16, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 16, 2010 Many corporate leaders were eager to buy in when George W. Bush, and then Barrack Obama, sought partners to promote subsidized corporate bailouts. Some of the Leviathan State?s corporate supporters ar… more »

The Imperial Road to Bankruptcy July 15, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 15, 2010 Someday soon the American Empire will die from accumulated debt and be buried in a foreign grave. This is the urgent prediction of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, an English scholar who has written… more »

Obamacare Begins in Idaho July 14, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 14, 2010 Obamacare has yet to go into effect, yet as Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation notes, the government is already forcing doctors to ?treat patients according to the government?s terms and c… more »

Liberty, Not Democracy July 13, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 13, 2010 Democracy is based on the morally unsupportable assumption that violence against the individual can be sanctified through the political state, and justified through majority vote. That?s why the Americ… more »

Murdered By Police Before His First Breath July 12, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 12, 2010 Indianapolis resident LaDonna Dixon was frantic to help her friend Ashley, who was having a seizure. While LaDonna retrieved Ashley?s medicine from her car, Officer Scott Childers arrived and took cont… more »

Government's Thuggishness Unveiled July 9, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 9, 2010 Every once in a while a member of the wealth-destroying class will abandon any pretense of civility and display the true nature of the state in its full malignant majesty. The aptly named Michael Nutt… more »

In Obama-Speak, Theft is "Investment," and Thrift is "Hoarding" July 8, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 8, 2010 When governments steal from the productive and lavish the plundered wealth on politically favored parasites, they call this corrupt activity ?investment.? When productive companies seek to protect the… more »

Remember This Phrase: "Come Back With A Warrant" July 7, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 7, 2010 When police seek to enter private property, they can obtain a warrant, secure the consent of the owner, or enter without consent if they?re acting on probable cause in exigent circumstances. Police… more »

Afghanistan: A War for "No Wise Purpose" July 6, 2010

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Willl Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 6, 2010 When he criticized the Obama administration?s recent escalation in Afghanistan, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele offended the entire War Party , which includes politicians and pun… more »

Support Your Federalized Sheriff? July 5, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 5, 2010 Amid a deepening depression, California?s Shasta County Sheriff?s Office has laid off ten percent of its personnel, scaled back nighttime patrols, and released scores of inmates from the local jail.… more »

Thanks to "Eminent Domain," We're All Indians Now July 2, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 2, 2010 The State of Illinois has begun the legal process of seizing private property for the supposed purpose of building a third airport to compliment O?Hare International and Midway. This project is ent… more »

Send Bernanke and Geithner to Prison! July 1, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute July 1, 2010 In the late 1980s, Michael Milken made a fortune selling high-risk, high-yield ?junk bonds.? Milken?s success attracted the interest of an ambitious prosecutor named Rudolph Giuliani, who extort… more »