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McClanahan’s Dillon Rule Approach

Judge John Dillon

Is the ‘Dillon Rule’ approach to federalism compatible with natural law, individual liberty, and self government? On episode #230 of his podcast, historian Brion McClanahan discussed state versus local authority with regard to the removal of Confederate monuments in Virginia.  The issue was initially raised in a Reason.com article that described “an early 20th century […]

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The American Right And Duty To Bear Arms

Although we have had many liberties enshrined in the US Bill of Rights since colonial days, the right to bear arms is likely the oldest recognized God-given right of them all. Without the right to bear arms, the other Bill of Rights “rights” can be taken away from us, so it is the most important […]

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What 19th-Century Foreign Writers Said about American Freedom and Prosperity

Colonial Flags

This post on American freedom and prosperity is contributed by Richard M. Ebeling, the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. It originally appeared on the American Institute for Economic Research. If you look at the results of relatively open and competitive market economies over the […]

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The Bureaucratic Profession of Arms

Bureaucrat Warriors

Only free market activities can produce professionals.  Bureaucracies only stifle professionalism.  This is especially true in the production of security and the ‘profession of arms’.  I know this is contrary to the giant propaganda machine propping up the nation-state through its intellectual cheerleaders (the high court priests of our day, justifying the divine right of kings […]

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Razor Sharp Truth

Liberty Dojo

A blade has just one purpose: To cut. Technically, cutting implies three different functions, slicing, chopping, or stabbing, yet these are all encompassed in the more general term cutting. The beauty of the samurai sword is legendary, yet another marvelous thing about razor sharp blades is their ability to demonstrate truth.  You see, a blade […]

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A Dignified Life

Are you living free, as a dignified, self-actualized human being, or do you yearn to be so? Are you ready to become so resilient and assured that you can make a positive contribution to a more secure and just society? Empowering people to live their highest and best in a social order of maximum opportunity […]

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A Free State Demands More

Liberty requires readiness

Securing a free state Just what is a free state?  It is a state of being where people are secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects.  Conveniently this was clearly stated in the Bill Of Rights.  This is more easily summed up with the word property, whose borders form a convenient line from which […]

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