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Spooner’s Strategy to Stop Usurpation

In his 1850 pamphlet, “A Defence for Fugitive Slaves,” Lysander Spooner gave us a strategy for how to stop unconstitutional acts: resist. But the philosophical foundation he built this on was nothing new under the sun. In fact, the famed anarchist was merely reaffirming the views of leading Founders.

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Now in Effect: Arizona Law Requires Criminal Conviction for Asset Forfeiture

Now in Effect: Arizona Law Requires Criminal Conviction for Asset Forfeiture

Today, an Arizona law goes into effect reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws and prohibiting law enforcement from taking a person’s property without a criminal conviction in most cases. The proposed legislation builds on important reforms signed into law in 2017 that opted Arizona out of a federal forfeiture program.

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Now in Effect: Alaska Law Takes First Step to Legalize Raw Milk

Now in Effect: Alaska Law Takes First Step to Legalize Raw Milk

The new law legalizes raw milk through contracts granting part ownership of livestock, commonly known as herd shares. Under the law, consumers can pay a farmer a fee for a “share” in either an individual animal or a herd of animals. In return, the consumer gets access to unpasteurized milk produced by the animals.

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Now in Effect: Arizona Bans State Enforcement of Federal Gun Control

Now in Effect: Arizona Bans State Enforcement of Federal Gun Control

Today, an Arizona law banning state and local enforcement of federal gun control goes into effect. The enactment of this law represents an important first step toward bringing those measures to an end within the state.

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Samuel Adams: The “Father of the American Revolution”

Samuel Adams: The “Father of the American Revolution”

Born Sept. 27, 1722 – some “experts” would have you believe his political career “peaked” in 1776, and mostly ended there. But more important were his ideas, which not only helped influence an entire generation to resist the empire, but can live on today as well – and help drive resistance to another.

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Another Unconstitutional War: This Time in Congo

Another Unconstitutional War: This Time in Congo

Instead of a declaration of war, Biden, along with Bush, Obama, and Trump before him, relies on the authorization to use military force (AUMF) passed by Congress in the wake of 9/11 to justify military action across the globe. But this stretches the president’s constitutional authority far beyond the breaking point.

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Now in Effect: Oregon Law Limits State Participation in Federal Police Militarization Programs

Now in Effect: Oregon Law Limits State Participation in Federal Police Militarization Programs

The new law bans state and local law enforcement agencies from receiving certain equipment from military surplus programs operated by the federal government. It also increases oversight and transparency for the acquisition of allowable equipment.

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Consolidation and the Destruction of Our Liberties

Consolidation and the Destruction of Our Liberties

This was the term the founders used to describe centralized authority with vast power and control.

This is exactly the kind of government we have today.

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