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Proof That Progressives Have Finally Gone Bananas

Proof That Progressives Have Finally Gone Bananas

It’s not in the Constitution — at least not verbatim — but most of us would agree that each able-minded, law-abiding American citizen is a “cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental right not to be imprisoned.” Now a lawsuit is seeking to endow monkeys with that same freedom.

Government Knows How To Booze; Americans Lack Confidence In Obama’s Diplomacy; Arrested Kids Can’t Win For Losing; Stretching The 4th Amendment; Why Is Hemp Still Illegal?; The Precipice Of Revolt— Personal Liberty Digest P.M. Edition 12-3-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

State Department Spent $140,000 On Booze For Foreign Leaders As Government Planned To Kick U.S. Vets Out Of Memorials Because Of Shutdown

As Federal officials shrieked endlessly about the dire effect the government shutdown would have on the American public, the State Department was busy racking up a massive bar tab stocking up on liquor for embassies around the word. According to an analysis conducted by The Washington Times, the State Department spent $180,000 in taxpayer money […]

Americans Believe U.S. Has Lost Respect At Home And Abroad

The second-term slide of President Barack Obama continues to mirror that of his Republican predecessor. The latest parallel between the faltering Obama Administration and the rocky second term of George W. Bush comes courtesy of a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. Released Tuesday, the poll finds a majority of Americans believe that, […]

Cato Representative Suggests That Obama’s Actions Could Spark Revolution

During a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday concerning Presidential powers and President Barack Obama’s failure to implement his “law of the land “Affordable Care Act as written, an expert from the Cato Institute said that the President’s flagrant disregard for the rule of law has the potential to spark an armed rebellion against the government. Michael Cannon, […]

Cops Arrest Kids For Following Coach’s Orders To Wait At Bus Stop

After police in Rochester, New York threatened to arrest three Edison Tech High School athletes who were dutifully waiting for a bus their coach had scheduled for them, the kids didn’t know where to turn. They knew the bus was coming, but they had police telling them their presence at a public bus stop was […]

Does Video Surveillance Of A Home For A Month Violate The 4th Amendment

This article, originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury. Just because a jogger can see the outside of your home on a public street doesn’t mean you’ve surrendered all your privacy expectations in the home. However, that seemingly obvious concept is being put to the test in a federal […]

Mises Fellow Explains The United States’ Senseless Prohibition Of Hemp

This article, written by Ludwig von Mises Institute senior resident fellow Mark Thornton, originally appeared on the Mises Institute’s website. Hemp is a plant from the cannabis family that is often closely associated with marijuana. Marijuana or Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa can contain high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is a psychoactive component of […]

Will Obamacare Hand GOP The Senate?; Doctors Turn To Politics; Israelis Move Right; Issa Says FBI Stonewalling IRS Scandal; France, Bob Dylan And Free Speech – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 12-3-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

A group of students from Iowa State University wanted to form an ISU Digital Freedom group. Despite their simple goal of fostering a healthy conversation around freedom-enhancing software, the university administration denied them official recognition.

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