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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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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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Random thoughts of a borderline anarchist Part 1: Roots of a radical

By William R. Toler It’s sort of a running joke around the office that I’m the “free speech, anti-government guy.” In fact, that’s often how the executive producer introduces me to newcomers. (Despite the fact that there are at least … Continue reading

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Two Rosaries confiscated from one student in three weeks

By William R. Toler Another American student has been deprived of religious liberty in a public school under the guise of safety. Manuel Vigil has had Rosary beads confiscated not once, but twice  in the past three weeks by Thompson … 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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Supreme Court approves taxation of not buying something

William R. Toler I don’t even know where to begin. The Supreme Court of the United States of America effectively ruled Thursday that the federal government can tax the people for NOT doing something. The central issue regarding the Affordable … Continue reading

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