By William Watkins | Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:33 AM PST | Comments Off on Response to Gordon Lloyd’s Review of Crossroads for Liberty
Gordon Lloyd has a review up on the Law of Liberty Blog of my book Crossroads for Liberty. Lloyd is the Dockson Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University and has been heavily involved in the creation of the useful website TeachingAmericanHistory.org. I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Lloyd a few years…
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Tags: American Revolution, Anti-Federalists, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, constitutional convention, Crossroads for Liberty, Delaration of Independence, Federalist, Gordon Lloyd, Liberty Fund, Thomas Jefferson
By William Watkins | Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 6:03 PM PST | Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson!
April 13, 2017, marks the 274th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. Most Americans know him as the drafter of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. While these are great accomplishments, what we should remember him for most of all in this age of centralization…
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Tags: Alexander Hamilton, Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, nullification, tenth amendment, Thomas Jefferson
By David J. Theroux | Saturday May 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM PST | Comments Off on New Video with Ron Paul: “Defining Liberty: The Future of Freedom”
How can Americans overcome record government spending and debt, escalating healthcare costs, intrusive federal surveillance, endless wars, ongoing economic malaise, high unemployment, failing schools, and increasing abuses of civil and economic liberties? In this superb, new video from the recent, sold-out event sponsored by The Independent Institute and The Smith Center for Private Enterprise…
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Tags: American History, Austrian School of Economics, Bailouts, Bill of Rights, Budget and Tax Policy, Censorship, Christianity, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Classical Liberalism, Conservatism, Constitution, Corporatism, Corruption, Culture, Defense, Economics, Education, Employment, end the fed, Entrepreneurship, Envy, Family, Federal Reserve, Federalism, free enterprise, Free Market, Free Speech, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Gun Control, Hayek, Healthcare, Imperialism, Inflation, Iraq, libertarianiam, Libertarianism, Liberty, limited government, Ludwig von Mises, Military, Money and Banking, Morality, Nanny State, Natural Law, Peace, Personal Liberty, Politics, Presidential Power, Price Control, Privacy, Privatization, Property Rights, Regulation, Ron Paul, Rothbard, Social Security, Surveillance, Taxation, Tea Party, Terrorism, The State, Thomas Jefferson, Totalitarianism, Trade, Transparency, U.S. Foreign Policy, Unemployment, Video, War, Welfare
By Melancton Smith | Saturday May 22, 2010 at 6:09 AM PST | 3 Comments
The New York Times is running an article about U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein and his plan to inform juries about certain statutory mandatory minimum sentencing requirements imposed by Congress. Weinstein believes that long sentences for simply possessing child porn are improper. He is right that individuals possessing child porn face serious time….
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Tags: Civil Liberties, common law, Constitution, Criminal Justice, Declaration of Independence, Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Jury nullification, Law, pornography, Sentencing Guideline, statutory mandatory minimum sentencing, Thomas Jefferson