Category: Liberty Minutes

End, Don't Mend, Police Militarization

by Will

Liberty Minute September 19 2014  Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador and Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson have co-sponsored a measure intended to limit a federal program that transfers war-fighting materiel to local police departments. The Penta… more »

No Good Can Result when Governments Conduct Human Inventory

by Will

Liberty Minute September 18 2014 It was a Roman tax census that took Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where the Christ Child was born. A few years later, points out Lew Rockwell in his new book Against the State, the information collected by the Roman go… more »

Blasphemy and Civic Idolatry

by Will

Liberty Minute September 17 2014  Blasphemy is a grave sin. It is not, however, an offense that falls within government's jurisdiction.  A young man in Pennsylvania faces prosecution and the prospect of a prison term after photographing himself pant… more »

Seeking Political Profit from Persecution

by Will

Liberty Minute September 16 2014   Representatives of displaced and persecuted Arab Christians gathered in Washington for a conference entitled In Defense of Christians. The keynote speaker, Republican presidential aspirant Ted Cruz, insisted that ?… more »

How Many More Times?

by Will

Liberty Minute September 15 2014   The nihilistic movement calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS, boasts a membership of roughly ten thousand fighters. It has neither a navy nor an air force. It has seized control of a handful of cities and towns… more »

Killing Without Consequence: "Qualified Immunity" in Action

by Will

Liberty Minute September 9 2014  Kelly Roach of Orlando, Florida has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Maria Fernanda Godinez ? but he never fired a shot. While he did have a handgun, it wasn't loaded. The fatal gunshot w… more »

Alba Gu Brath!

by Will

Liberty Minute September 8 2014   ?What force or guile could not subdue, through many warlike ages, is wrought now by a coward few, for a hireling traitor's wages.... We're bought and sold for English gold ? such a parcel of rogues in a nation!?… more »

"Use It, or Lose It": Feds Abet Police Escalation

by Will

Liberty Minute August 29 2014 In Caldwell, Idaho, a SWAT team was deployed in an effort to arrest a single suspected gang member, who escaped and was arrested later by less dramatic means. Six days later, police in Boise dispatched a SWAT team in an M… more »

"Convert, Leave, or Die"

by Will

Liberty Minute August 28 2014 Following a bitter and bloody sectarian war, the triumphant faction imposed a severe victor?s peace on the vanquished: They could either ?Convert, leave, or die.? New laws were imposed and brutally enforced. Clergy… more »

Diplomacy is not Dictation

by Will

Liberty Minute August 27 2014   In 2003, then-French President Jacques Chirac urged the Bush administration to consider a negotiated solution to the confrontation with Iraq. Blinded by its hubris, the Bush administration ignored Chirac's advice, as w… more »

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