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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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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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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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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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Prohibition isn’t over…but it should be

By William R. Toler Eighty years ago, Congress decided to appeal a constitutional amendment with another constitutional amendment ending the nationwide ban on alcohol. The thirteen-year dry spell is known as and referred to as prohibition. And that ended. Well…sort … 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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Your right to remain silent may be used against you

By William R. Toler The robed wonders delivered yet another face-palm-inducing ruling Monday. According to the Supreme Court, now what you don’t say can be used against you in a court of law…unless you verbally invoke the Fifth Amendment. In … Continue reading

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Rustic living against living regulations

By William R. Toler Eustace Conway is a simple man. He lives off the land in the mountains of North Carolina and teaches others to do the same. But leave it to government to get in the way of someone’s … 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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Grassroots activists hold “Honor the Oath” Rally in Raleigh

By Jordon Greene Free the Vote NC On Wednesday afternoon, North Carolina’s state legislators met in Raleigh, NC to open the 2013-2014 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly and to take their Oath of Office to start their new … Continue reading

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Internet speech endangered by authoritarians

By Corey Friedman International Internet regulators could have broad powers to censor online speech if nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have their way. A little-known United Nations body called the International Telecommunication Union is meeting this week to … Continue reading

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Unlearning Liberty: A must-read to deter the degradation of discourse

By William R. Toler It isn’t hard to see the extreme socio-political polarization running rampant across the purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain. Left versus right. Black versus white. Us versus them. One new book lays, at least … Continue reading

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Where is your ‘line in the sand’?

By Eric Voliva I have a question for you; it’s not meant to be answered, nor is its purpose to cause angry discourse. It’s a question that I ask solely for your serious–and internal–consideration; and I sincerely hope you do … Continue reading

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