Category: Liberty Minutes

Russia Shouldn't Be Our Enemy

by Will

Liberty Minute August 11 2014 Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia was the largest component of a regime committed to a global ideological crusade. By that time the USSR was economically bankrupt, and in many ways a ruined society.… more »

What It Takes to Remove a Tyrannical Police Chief

by Will

Liberty Minute August 8 2014   Victor Pierce claimed that the Lord had called him to be police chief of Barry Township, a Michigan village of about 3,700 people. When he obtained four armored vehicles from the Pentagon, Pierce said that this was nece… more »

The NYPD Retaliates Against a Vigilant Citizen

by Will

In a development as predictable as the next sunrise, police in New York City have arrested 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, who used his cell phone to document the police killing of Eric Garner. Orta?s mother says that the NYPD has been shadowing her son sinc… more »

Internationalizing the Military

by Will

Liberty Minute August 6 2014 We?re often told that if not for the military exploits of the ?Greatest Generation? during World War II, we would be taking orders from German military officers. Yet this is precisely what will happen to U.S. military… more »

When Cops and Prosecutors Become Civil Libertarians

by Will

Liberty Minute August 5 2014 As a federal prosecutor and legal scholar, Utah resident Paul Cassell distinguished himself as a critic of the Supreme Court?s Miranda ruling, and the ?exclusionary rule? it articulated. That ruling protected a suspec… more »

A Sniper's Misfire Hurts his Family

by Will

Liberty Minute August 1 2014 As a military sniper, the late Chris Kyle earned notoriety by killing people from the shadows, striking at them from a distance and then disappearing.  In his memoir, American Sniper, Kyle attempted the literary version of… more »

Costumed Beggars vs. Costumed Bullies: Which are Worse?

by Will

Liberty Minute July 31 2014 New York?s Times Square is in habited with costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists in exchange for tips. These street performers have no way to compel people to pay them. The street performers are outnumbere… more »

Public Safety Isn't a Law Enforcement Priority

by Will

Liberty Minute July 30 2014 Whenever a police officer detains a citizen, officer safety is the highest consideration. When the citizen is injured or killed without justification, officer safety and institutional protection for the agency employing him… more »

A Century Ago, the Gates of Hell Were Opened

by Will

Liberty Minute July 29 2014 One hundred years ago, the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a member of a Serbian nationalist group triggered a series of diplomatic ultimatums that eventually led to World War I. Combatants on both side… more »

A Dictator Blames the Refugees for Fleeing

by Will

Liberty Minute July 28 2014 James Madison, recognized as the chief Framer of the US Constitution, explained in Federalist essay number 10 that the constitutional republic he envisioned would encourage political and economic competition among states. Th… more »

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