"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." - Samuel Adams

I wish I didn’t care

That apathetic drive me crazy. And I want to join them. Like most politically engaged people, I often find myself railing against those who really don't care. I try hard not to resort to denigrating terms like "sheeple," but I do launch into the occasional diatribe, bemoaning the hopelessly uninformed, and the pessimistic do-nothing attitudes..

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Talking NSA Spying on Chicago Radio

I had my first somewhat adversarial radio interview on the OffNow coalition's Fourth Amendment Protection Act yesterday. I think I more than held my own. I appeared on the Big John & Amy show aired by AM 560 The Answer in Chicago. After I explained the basics of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act and our..

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I Can’t Keep Her Safe

My 16-year-old daughter wrecked her car last week. She lost control, went down an embankment and through a fence. One of the fence posts came around and obliterated a back window. Thank goodness she was not hurt. But that fact didn't make the whole situation any easier for her old man to handle. The accident..

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Police Departments Institutionalizing Violence

It seems like every day I read an article about police brutality like this one. So often these stories of beat-downs, and even shootings, start with minor offenses such as speeding or jaywalking. In the story linked above, an 84-year-old man jaywalked in New York City. The police were apparently doing enhanced enforcement in the..

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A Few Thoughts on Mark Levin

The Tenth Amendment Center has been under attack by radio pundit Mark Levin over the last couple of weeks. He's called us leftists, kooks and neo-confederates. On a side-note, I would love for somebody to explain to me exactly what a "neo-confederate" is. I guess it's supposed to be bad. Anyway, you can follow that..

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A Quick Personal Note

It's been awhile since I've posted here, so I wanted to provide a little personal update. The holiday season explains some of my absence, but a recent back injury is the real culprit. I herniated a disc, and the recovery has been arduous to say the least. For a few days, I couldn't walk at..

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Are the Poor Getting Poorer?

The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer? We've heard this so many times, most accept it as true without even thinking about it. But in reality, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting richer. Steve Horwitz, PhD from St. Lawrence University break it down in this short video...

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Interview with the Forgotten Men

I chatted with the Forgotten Men last Saturday, discussing the OffNow campaign to stop NSA spying at the state and local level. After establishing that we cannot count on Congress, the president or federal courts to rein in the NSA, I explained the basic strategy and the anti-commandeering doctrine it is based on. I also..

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Academic Hubris

You can find a lot of hubris in the world of academia. Every once in a while, I get an email or a comment on an article challenging my arguments based on my credentials. They will claim I can't possibly know what I'm talking about because I'm not a lawyer. Or they will insist I..

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