Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 4-7-2014: Mike Lee’s Shaky Call For An End To Cronyism; Holder Wants Gun Bracelets; Ft. Hood Mom Questions Gun-Free Logic; Artists Release ‘Not A Bug Splat’ Campaign To Combat Civilian Drone Casualties; Why Keynesians Can’t Understand Inflation; Ron Paul Straight Talk


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Mike Lee: End Washington Cronysim – But First, End GOP Cronyism

In a Monday column, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) called for his party peers to take a stand against the corporate welfare and “crony capitalism” that permeated Washington politics before the Obama era, and has accelerated, at the acquiescence of both parties, since. Disingenuous?..

Watch: AG Eric Holder Explains The DOJ’s Taxpayer Millions For ‘Gun-Safety Technology’

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder explained to lawmakers that the Justice Department needs an additional $382.1 million in increased spending for fiscal 2014 so that it can “explore” new gun-control efforts such as bracelets that “talk to” guns. Video…

Ft. Hood Mom Questions Logic Of Gun-Free Bases

Lynda Voyles-Konecny, the mother of an enlisted son who was reportedly only 100 feet from Ivan Lopez, the man who killed three people at Ft. Hood, Texas last week, questions gun-free bases. Read More… 

‘Not A Bug Splat’: Project Launched To Remind Drone Operators Of Civilian Casualties

Late last year, former U.S. Air Force imagery analyst Heather Linebaugh told The Guardian that civilian casualty rates from drone strikes are high because the pilots are often unable to get a clear picture of the targets they kill. Linebaugh’s revelation provides context for why drone operators routinely refer to people killed in their operations as “bug splat[s]”. An artist collective in Pakistan is working to change that. The Project… 

Economics Professor Explains Why Keynesian Economists Don’t Understand Inflation

The “monetary cranks” and “ignorant zealots” of old are back preaching salvation if only we had more inflation. Writing for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, economist Frank Hollenbeck explains why the Keynesian understanding of inflation is terribly flawed. Read More… 

Ron Paul Straight Talk: Fort Hood Was An Avoidable Tragedy

Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself. It is nearly five years after the last Ft. Hood shooting, where 13 people were killed. The shooting was avoidable. Ron Paul Explains… 

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