National Blog - page 116
After "Brexit," Can We Exit a Few Things Too?
Last week’s UK vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique. In fact it is growing sentiment worldwide. Frustration with politics as usual, with [...]
Orlando: The New 9/11?
Last week America was rocked by the cold-blooded murder of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Unlike the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Orlando shooter appears to be a lone gunman who, while claiming allegiance to [...]
Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it was not going to raise the target federal funds rate. Paul-Martin Foss at the Carl Menger Center explains the Fed's decision: This was widely expected, given the dismal jobs report that was [...]
The Gun-Grabbers Are Coming!
Gun-grabbers will never shy away from latching on to a tragedy and using it for their own purposes. Following the attack on the Orlando nightclub, Pulse, defenders of liberty should be on guard against a new wave of gun control efforts by [...]
On July 4th Demand Freedom, Don’t Celebrate The State
As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the July 4th holiday we should remember that we are not celebrating the state, but rather commemorating an act of secession from an oppressive government. We are celebrating the adoption of the [...]
This Week in Congress: Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Today, the Senate votes on four gun control measures, none of which are likely to pass. In addition to gun control, the Senate will also consider amendments to the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. The House of Representatives [...]
It's a Weekday, So Congress is Taking Your Liberities
The House will vote on the Massie-Lofgren Amendment on backdoor searches in a few hours, so Campaign for Liberty members should call their representative to support the amendment. Representatives Massie and Jones are also introducing an [...]
Vote on Ending Warrentless Wiretapping Possible Today!
The House Rules Committee has made the Massie-Lofgren Amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The vote is expected today or tomorrow, so Campaign for Liberty members should call their representatives today and tell them to [...]
GOP Stops Thomas Massie and Walter Jones From Cutting Spending
It's not a good idea to give the Rules Committee the power to block amendments to the appropriations bills. For example, consider last week when Representatives Thomas Massie and Walter Jones tried to offer an amendment to the legislative branch [...]