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Profanity law’s repeal a good step toward reform

By Corey Friedman Those coarse words that escape many a driver’s lips in a traffic jam can no longer land you behind bars in North Carolina. The Regulatory Reform Act of 2015, a housecleaning bill designed to streamline the state’s … Continue reading

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Pamphleteer released from jail

By William R. Toler A Florida man arrested in 2011 for pamphleteering has been released from his cage. Mark Schmidter left jail Tuesday after serving 104 days in jail for passing out jury nullification fliers. He was caged for disobeying … Continue reading

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Problems with the Status Quo

By Melissa Cameron If anyone truly understood my past experiences with the status quo, perhaps they would understand the necessarily formed resistance to institutions, whether medical or legal communities, or even our governmental institutions. But, rather than delve into my … Continue reading

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Read our words: No new laws

By Corey Friedman When the North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes later this month, a flurry of new bills will flood House and Senate committees. Some would add pages to the state’s already voluminous lawbooks, and we’re not convinced that’s a … Continue reading

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Secession obsession

By William R. Toler There has been a lot of talk lately about secession. If states should secede. If they CAN secede. Since the re-election of President Barack Obama, petitions from residents of all 50 states have flooded the “We … Continue reading

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Gun ownership an individual choice

By Corey Friedman Authorities in a Georgia city punished Wilson native John McNeil for using the gun they required him to own. McNeil is serving a life sentence after a Cobb County jury convicted him of murder in the 2006 … Continue reading

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County commissioners stifle speech

By Corey Friedman Wilson County commissioners will listen to what you have to say — as long as your words don’t cause them too much discomfort. That’s the upshot of a new code of conduct approved Monday evening. County leaders … Continue reading

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Open letter to the taxman

By William R. Toler Four years ago, on the day this nation celebrates freedom, I penned (or rather, originally penciled) an inner monologue that Corey Friedman titled “A taxonomy of taxes.” It was a somewhat sophomoric look at the number … Continue reading

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Reporter told not to record

By William R. Toler While covering a fatal fire near Aurora, NC, a television reporter was approached by a Beaufort County deputy who tried to prevent him from shooting. NewsChannel 12′s Mike Valerio said the deputy told him before he … Continue reading

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Free speech has stood the test of time

By Corey Friedman It was unprecedented. It was visionary. And 224 years later, its guarantees of personal freedom are still seen as radical throughout much of the world. On Sept. 17, 1787, statesmen signed the United States Constitution, the blueprint … Continue reading

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Another hair-raising suspension

By William R. Toler A school district in Ohio has suspended a student for showing support for his favorite NFL team…on his head. Dustin Reader, an eighth-grader at Garfield Middle School in Halmiton, Ohio was given in-school suspension by the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: School violated rights

By William R. Toler In an assertion of the Fourth Amendment, the high court ruled 8-1 Thursday that school officials violated the privacy rights of Savana Redding when she was strip searched for ibuprofen. The search took place in 2003 after a fellow student … Continue reading

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School uniforms force conformity

By William R. Toler School uniforms are one topic that is really wearing on my nerves and liberty-focused mind. The indoctrination centers known as public schools are rapidly subscribing to the draconian practice of incorporating school uniforms as an enforceable … Continue reading

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Congress throws penalty flag

By William R. Toler As if they have nothing better to do, members of the U.S. Congress decided to enter the sports arena again on Friday. This time, instead of trying to figure out who used “performance enhancing” drugs, our … Continue reading

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President AKA should prove U.S. birth

By Richard C. Evey Libertarian/Patriot It has been written all over the World Wide Web, it has been talked about on non-mainstream media, it has been ignored by the MSM, but the true facts must be revealed. We, the people, … Continue reading

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