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Constitution can’t restrain all overreach

By William R. Toler As we make our way through Constitution Week, we will undoubtedly hear the parchment’s praises, how it is the document that gives us in the U.S. of A. our freedom. First off, the Constitution doesn’t give … Continue reading

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The Bee Gees, government and the myth of property ownership

By William R. Toler 70s disco icons The Bee Gees aren’t usually considered to be a source of libertarian thought. But a line in the band’s 1977 hit ballad “How Deep is Your Love” recently struck a chord with me: … Continue reading

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Code enforcement needs due process

By William R. Toler and Corey Friedman [Note: The following was written as an editorial for The Richmond County Daily Journal July 10. A section that was excised from the original draft has been included in this version and appears … Continue reading

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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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State provides what the market demands

By Eli Harman One recurrent (and basically valid) libertarian criticism of the state is that it offers a “bundle” of services, that you can only take, in toto, or leave, with great difficulty and expense, by moving thousands of miles … Continue reading

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A look back at 2013

Another year is in the can and another begins. That means it’s time for another obligatory year-in-review story, or as Contributing Editor Corey Friedman says: “It’s time to do this thing we do infrequently.” [We haven’t done one the past … Continue reading

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Five Iron Frenzy roars back to life

By Corey Friedman A trigger-happy Prince of Peace mowing down mortals with machine gun blasts. A singer posing as a heroin pusher. A deathbed dirge inspired by Shakespearean suicide. It isn’t your typical Christian rock album, but then, Five Iron … Continue reading

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Billyrock released, charges discovered

By William R. Toler After spending  nearly 12 hours in a cage, Amanda Billyrock  is free(r). Billyrock was arrested by police in Laconia, New Hampshire after a “routine traffic stop” for allegedly running a red light late Friday. At the … Continue reading

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Billyrock caged, charges unknown

By William R. Toler Anarchist activist and libertarian femme fatale Amanda Billyrock will be sitting in a cage this weekend. According to Ademo Freeman of Cop Block, Billyrock was socializing with him and others when she was arrested. He says … Continue reading

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Boston police attempt to intimidate blogger

By William R. Toler To paraphrase Carlos Miller, the Glik decision doesn’t seem to be worth the paper it’s written on…or the $170,000 settlement that resulted from it. In the 2011 case brought up in the First Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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The jaded few

By Sarah Snider It seems to me that with all the changes happening in our world, you come across folks who are either really passionate about one side or the other, or those who can’t seem to muster up the … Continue reading

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Ramblings on redistribution

By Eric Voliva How can you discuss freedom with someone who believes they have a right to claim part of your labor, your intellectual property, the sum of your effort and ingenuity? Not talking about taxation specifically, but about individuals … Continue reading

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Learn, teach the Constitution’s message of freedom

By Corey Friedman A senseless act of terror that killed three people and injured more than 250 others could lead to limits on individual rights that make the “land of the free” less so. A survey gauging Americans’ awareness of … Continue reading

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Cantwell kicked out of Free State Project for ‘aggressive’ speech

By William R. Toler Every group has drama. It’s gonna happen. For the past several days, there has been tension brewing in New Hampshire (and across the “liberty movement”) for the Free State Project board’s decision to excommunicate activist Chris … Continue reading

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NC medical cannabis grower raided

By William R. Toler Last Thursday, men with guns broke into Todd Stimson’s home to steal plants. Stimson says he was brushing his teeth when he noticed police cars from the bathroom window. As he was going out to meet … Continue reading

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