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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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Survey says: Americans ignorant of redress of grievances

By Corey Friedman Just one in every 20 Americans knows why we have the right to speak at county commissioners’ meetings and write letters to our congressman. An abysmal 4 percent of adults named the right to petition government for … Continue reading

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Profanity fine leads to planned protest

By William R. Toler WARNING: In the spirit of free speech, this post is completely uncensored. A recent decision by a Massachusetts town to fine foul language has spurred a massive, planned showing of civil disobedience. Liberty activist Adam Kokesh … Continue reading

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License to blog?

By William R. Toler I love North Carolina. It’s a beautiful state, from the miles of beaches on the Atlantic Coast to the hazy hills of the southern Appalachians. But sometimes the idoacy of the “powers that be” make me sad … Continue reading

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School clothing hang-ups

By William R. Toler Three girls. Two schools. One problem. They all got in trouble for their clothing decisions… and it’s not like they were dressed like whores. Texanna Edwards, a senior at Gibson County High School, showed up at … Continue reading

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Hudson says ‘Let the Students Speak’

By William R. Toler Over the past year I’ve added a number of books to my personal library that compose what I’ve dubbed my “Liberty Shelf.” Included on the shelf are four books each by Judge Andrew Napolitano and Congressman … 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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Local governments run amok

By William R. Toler The uprising of political activity by conservatives often focuses on the overreach of the federal government. However, local governments can be just as opressive…as the following stories will demonstrate. Growing pains A woman in Oak Park, … Continue reading

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Camera ban may be unconstitutional

By William R. Toler A ban on cameras in a New Hampshire district may be unconstitutional according to the First Amendment Center. A judge issued an “unsigned” order on July 1 that bans all cameras and other recording devices, except where permission … Continue reading

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Complaint filed in casket controversy

By William R. Toler Political activism apparently isn’t OK if you’re a conservative. The North Carolina NAACP filed a formal complaint Nov. 3 with the U.S. Justice Department charging Bill Harper with voter intimidation. The complaint accuses Harper of displaying the … Continue reading

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