An awful lot of readers will be angry at some of the things I have to say today. So before the shouting begins, let me tell you where I’m coming from, as the kids like to say.
A woman in South Carolina is facing a jury trial for choosing to decorate her truck with an object that the local police chief believes is obscene. I feel that obscenity laws are like the Federal government’s own proverbial gateway drugs: First it makes obscenity laws, then there is systemic censorship, then the Constitution is being rewritten to leave out the 1st Amendment altogether.
How many people would have done this? A tip of the Chip Shots hat to Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old baseball fan who managed to snag a home run ball off the bat of Derek Jeter. But not just any ball — it happened to be Jeter’s 3,000th hit. The slugger was the first Yankee in […]
We don’t need no stinkin’ permission to exercise our rights. We need to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to or not. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my views with readers of the Personal Liberty Digest™, and am looking forward to doing so as often as possible.
Americans are easy prey when it comes to political distraction debates. Proposed card-check legislation is a distraction. Our obsessive meddling in Middle Eastern countries is a distraction. All these are important issues, but they are merely subcategories of the foundational issue that Americans should be focused on: loss of freedom.
Last year, we reprinted the Declaration of Independence for Independence Day. I was fascinated by some of the comments it received. More people than I anticipated recognized that our government today has taken on many of the characteristics of the British government that the Founders sought to “dissolve the political bands” of 235 years ago.
On Wednesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), along with Federal, State and local agencies, conducted a scheduled security exercise designed to increase security in the Kentucky-Ohio-West Virginia area.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plans to release new surveillance rules, which would give agents more freedom in their investigations of both suspects and informants. The new rules would make it easier for agents to administer lie-detector tests and dig through trash, among other things.
A new bill being considered by the Senate would make streaming copyrighted material illegal. The wording of S. 978 is problematic, as it could conceivably be used to cover the embedding of YouTube videos and other Web content.
When’s the last time you heard (or better yet, sung) the lyrics to George M. Cohan’s marvelous tribute to the country he loved? The song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” has a fascinating history.