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PROVIDENCE, N.H. (Nov. 21, 2017) – A bill pre-filed in the New Hampshire House would require courts to fully inform juries of their right to vote “not guilty” when “a guilty verdict will yield an unjust result.” A coalition of eight representatives pre-filed House Bill 1443 (HB1443) for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation would amend…

Yesterday in 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address, a speech commonly considered one of the most recognized and commonly recited pieces of English text. Truthfully, Lincoln’s oratory served as an erroneous reinvention of the union that conflicted greatly with the widespread understanding reached during the time of the founding generation. While Lincoln declared…

On Nov. 1, I spoke to the Oakland County, Mich. Campaign for Liberty meeting via Skype to talk about the power of local activism. I followed a call-in by Ron Paul, so I definitely had to be on my A-game! I think I at least held my own. The discussion centered on local activism I’m…

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Does an “American tradition exist? And if so, what does it entail? The great Tom Fleming at the Fleming Foundation posted several paragraphs on social media over last several days about tradition. This was a Socratic exercise in finding value to words such as “conservative” or “traditionalist.” Dr. Fleming argued that “conservative” has no meaning in…

A proposal to expand federal regulation of electric power rates is largely unconstitutional. On Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz proposed new rulemaking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Under the authority granted the secretary under the Department of Energy Organization Act, RM18-1-000, he proposes that the FERC should use…

ATLANTA, Ga. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Last month, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana within the city limits, a step toward effectively nullifying prohibition in practice. Councilman Kwanza Hall sponsored the ordinance. The legislation reduces the penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana to a $75 fine. Instead…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Yesterday, a Florida House committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (HB37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors…