Personal Liberty Digest is your source for breaking news and political commentary. Our coverage of conservative politics has made us the #1 news website among Libertarians.
To celebrate what used to be called Independence Day, police in Oregon have announced a “no refusal” initiative for the Fourth of July weekend. Motorists who refuse to “volunteer” for a Breathalyzer test will be subjected to an immediate involuntary blood test.
Judging by the hysterical reaction on the left, you would think that the Supreme Court had just taken away women’s right to vote. Instead, all the justices said in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was that owners of closely held corporations couldn’t be forced to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.
I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the July 1996 issue. In it, I commented upon the acquittal of Jack Kevorkian in one of his trails for performing “assisted suicides,” which is another way of phrasing “euthanasia.” The death panels in Obamacare are a continuation of policies the Federal government instigated 50 years ago to push Americans into accepting the idea that that the aged and infirmed were net drags on the American system and, for altruistic reasons, should be “eliminated” in order to serve the “greater good.”
Abortion, murder and infanticide is public policy in America. When anything becomes public policy, it is actually government sponsored. Public policy is a high-sounding term which implies that the people agree and desire certain action.
A U.S. District Court Judge has granted a request by plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS for a hearing to determine the merits of allowing independent computer experts to get to the bottom of the agency’s contention that missing emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS employees are truly irretrievable.
Regulation of gun ownership is confiscation by another name. It victimizes people who do not even own guns because what is being confiscated is their right to do so. There nothing benign, nothing protective about taking away an individual’s right to self-defense.
A lawmaker was denied entry to a Federal immigration facility in Oklahoma where more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children are being housed. Doctors and nurses working in Texas were threatened with arrest if they talk about possible public health threats related to the immigration crisis. What’s up?
Americans’ faith in the power of their own liberty is eroding, while their frustration continues to mount over a perceived reduction in their freedom to live life as they choose in the United States.
A report from the Interior Department’s inspector general reveals that the Bureau of Land Management is holding back U.S. domestic energy production by stalling on a backlog of at least 3,500 applications to drill oil and gas wells on Federal lands.
In order to secure his re-election and help him stave off Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and the GOP establishment solicited Democrat crossover votes. The ploy worked… at least in the short term.
I understand the concept of profits and losses pretty well, and the $600 I spend on monthly prescriptions isn’t causing my doctors any pain. They get big paybacks prescribing drugs — kickbacks from Big Pharma. It is all very big business, in excess of more than $1 trillion in new pharmaceutical sales around the world each year.