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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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Two out of five ain’t bad: Some charges dropped in Billyrock case

By William R. Toler Two of the five charges against Amanda Billyrock have been dropped, according to the “adorable anarchist” herself. Friday afternoon, she posted an update on her Facebook page “on the false crusade against me by a few … 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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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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Activists on tour promoting freedom

By William R. Toler With today marking the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most well-known speeches from of its most well-known activists, I thought it appropriate to do this piece on several activists that are on tour promoting … 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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Supreme Court sets up speech zone

By William R. Toler In a somewhat surpising move, the “High Court” made a decision that would have the justices of the 60s choking on their robes: protests are now banned on Court property. An addition was made to the … Continue reading

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‘Ag-gag’ bill protects animal abusers

By Corey Friedman White feathers are stained with blood. Faceless workers throw turkeys to the ground, slam them into the sides of metal cages and drag them by their necks. The hidden-camera video captured at a Butterball factory farm outside … Continue reading

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A warrantless witch hunt

By Corey Friedman Terrorists? Check. Spies? Check. Killers, mob bosses and would-be assassins? Check, check and check. But journalists? Federal prosecutors added reporters and editors to the list of people whose phone calls merit monitoring when they covertly seized two … Continue reading

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Student arrested over 2A t-shirt

By William  R. Toler Jared Marcum was suspended and arrested for apparently going dressed to the terror of the public. The West Virginia eighth-grader faces charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process for wearing an NRA t-shirt, according to … Continue reading

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Gun control flouts Constitution

By Corey Friedman President Barack Obama brought four children to the stage Wednesday as he unveiled his gun control initiative at the White House. He should have invited Kendra St. Clair. St. Clair, who is 12, shot an intruder through … Continue reading

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Contraception coverage should be companies’ choice

By Corey Friedman Hobby Lobby Stores could be fined more than $1 million per day after the national craft store chain refused to follow a federal requirement to include emergency contraception in its employee health plans. The mandate is part … 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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Private police records should be public

By Corey Friedman North Carolina residents can legally be kept in the dark when it comes to the actions of sworn police officers enforcing state laws on private college campuses. In a wrongheaded and poorly reasoned June 5 ruling, the … Continue reading

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To vote, or not to vote?

By William R. Toler Though I haven’t yet read Shakespeare’s Hamlet (one of the many books I have that are on my I’ll-get-around-to-it list), I know a bit about the title character from Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten. I know the Dane … Continue reading

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