Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.” Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek to use the legislative process to help special interests. For example, Congress may soon vote on legislation outlawing Internet gambling. It is an open […]
Be prepared to pay more for your Christmas tree this year, thanks to a new “Christmas tree tax” imposed by the government. What evil anti-Christmas tree Grinch is behind this? The Christmas tree industry! You see, the revenues raised from the tax will go to fund a federal program promoting natural Christmas trees, similarly to […]
By Harrison Dean After spending over seven billion dollars, the U.S. Government has not only failed to stop the production of opium, but its production is at record highs. According to the BBC: The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction said the US had spent $7.6bn (£4.72bn) over 13 years trying to eradicate the plant. […]
Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and while it does slightly curtail the NSA’s ability to spy on law Americans, it also extends the Patriot Act until 2017. Currently, the Patriot Act is scheduled to expire in June 2015. […]
Campaign for Liberty has learned Senator Rand Paul will oppose the Senate NSA reform bill if it contains language renewing Patriot Act provisions. Senator Reid has filed cloture on the bill.
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