Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-18-2014: Bundy Standoff Reveals True Statists In Our Midst; Mayor Orders Raid Over Twitter Jokes; Obama Signs Cruz Bill, Says He Won’t Enforce; Americans Increasingly Fear Government; Are Tax Dodgers Helping The Economy?; Friday Funnies


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Dispute Over Bundy Ranch Clearly Shows Who Represents Americans And Who Wants Them Punished By Government Overlords

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) went out of his way to insult Americans who sympathize with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Thursday, labeling supporters as “nothing more than domestic terrorists.” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) condemned the Nevada Democrat’s words, saying that Reid’s language could potentially increase tensions to the point of violence. Reid’s Goal?.. 

Mayor Gets Feelings Hurt Over Twitter Parody, Orders Police Raid

When he discovered that a parody Twitter account with the handle @Peoriamayor was mocking him with 140 character satirical tweets, Peoria, Illinois, Mayor Jim Ardis did what any self-respecting abuser of political power would: He ordered local police to track down and harass the people responsible for the parody social media account. Abuse Of Power… 

Obama Signs Bill Barring Iranian Terrorist From Entering U.S., Then Says He Won’t Enforce It

Today, President Barack Obama signed Congress’ bill into law – and then immediately appended a signing statement informing the world he would not enforce the law he’d just signed. Read More… 

Not Just For Conspiracy Theorists Anymore: Fear Of Federal Government Goes Mainstream

More than half of Americans view the Federal government as a major threat to individual liberty and a growing number express outright fear of the Nation’s governing apparatus. Too Big, Too Powerful…

Watchdog: Tax Dodgers May Be Keeping The U.S. Economy Afloat

The government can only get its grubby hands on the parts of the economy that it can track. And as tax rates rise, the part of the economy that is beyond governments’ grasp continues to grow. Read More… 

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Are you feeling the pain yet from paying your taxes on Tuesday? Perhaps it’s good that Easter falls on Sunday. You can distract yourself with Easter egg hunts and the like. Here’s hoping you have enough money left to assemble your children’s Easter baskets! Cartoons…

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