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New Home Sales Implode

Its about time. The WSJ reports: WASHINGTON—U.S. sales of new homes fell 11.2% in January, setting a record low and erasing all gains in the market for new homes during the past year, as the economy recovers from recession. Demand for single-family homes fell 11.2% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate…

Free Bernie Madoff

Mises’s Jeffery Tucker argues Bernie Madoff should be freed from prison. It always makes me mad when I miss the obvious.  Jeffery’s keen sense of morals and rational dispassionate logic never ceases to amaze me. Think about this. Madoff’s “victims” were willing dupes in an investment scheme they chose to participate in without thoroughly investigating.  …

Photographer films his own 'anti-terror' arrest

This is a must watch video.   The Guardian reports: Police questioned an amateur photographer under anti-terrorist legislation and later arrested him, claiming pictures he was taking in a Lancashire town were "suspicious" and constituted "antisocial behaviour". Footage recorded on a video camera by Bob Patefield, a former paramedic, shows how police approached him and…

Taxes Are Not a Duty

Without taxes, society would devolve into chaos.  There would be mass civil unrest.  Roads would fall into disrepair.  The public would be illiterate. People would be starving in the streets.  Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! I reject these arguments; and you should too if you believe prosperity is rooted in freedom. Let us…

White House Offers Bribe To Sestak Not To Run Against Specter

The American Spectator is reporting the Obama administration offered U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak a “high-ranking” government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary. Reportedly Sestak was offered the positions of Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development. Sestak is a…

Antiwar Panel at CPAC 2010

Real conservatives who aren’t afraid of bogeymen stand up to federal tyranny in this epic anti-war panel discussion at CPAC. While this panel was taking place, Barack Obama continued to preside over 2 illegitimate wars with George Bush’s appointed defense secretary still running the show. Its time to wake up democrats. Stop being dependent slaves…

The Failure of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

  This Center for Freedom and Prosperity video examines anti-money laundering laws and finds that they are expensive and intrusive. These costs might be acceptable if the result was less crime, but this mini-documentary reveals that anti-money laundering policies are ineffective. As a former Reagan Administration official remarked, they undermine the fight against crime by…

US Congress Green Lights Domestic Terrorism

In a shocking move, the US federal congress approved a measure sanctioning the use of domestic terrorism and insurrection by US citizens. The law, which can be found in the US legal code here, makes it legal for US citizens to attack and overthrow the federal government when the government engages in these acts: Imposes…