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Ron Paul On Conservatives, War, And The “Ground Zero Mosque”

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“We congratulate the Landmarks Preservation Commission for promoting our nation’s core values and not letting bias get in the way of the rule of law. “The free exercise of religion is one of America’s most fundamental freedoms. For hundreds of years, our pluralism and tolerance have sustained and strengthened our nation. On 9/11, religious extremists […]

Kelo, Five Years Later

by @ Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Property Rights

It was five years ago today, that the Supreme Court issued it’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London In 1998 the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced plans to build a giant new research and development center in New London, Connecticut. As part of the deal, city officials agreed to clear out neighboring property owners […]

Rent Control Means You’re Stealing From Your Landlord

by @ Monday, May 24th, 2010. Filed under Economics, In The News, Individual Liberty, Property Rights

The economic arguments against rent control are well-known, and were in fact made long ago by no one less than Milton Friedman. There’s another dimension to the rent control argument, though, and it’s laid bare in this story from The New York Times: An informal survey of some major landlords and real estate agencies turned […]

Contra Rand Paul: The Libertarian And Constitutional Case For The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

Made by several of the most prominent libertarian scholars out there: “I think Rand Paul is wrong about the Civil Rights Act,” libertarian Cato Institute scholar Brink Lindsey wrote in an e-mail. “As a general matter, people should be free to deal or not deal with others as they choose. And that means we discriminate […]

Pfizer Abandons Site Condemned In Infamous Kelo v. New London Case

by @ Monday, November 9th, 2009. Filed under Individual Liberty, Legal, Property Rights

In the annals of Supreme Court history, there are perhaps only a handful of cases that go down in history as more egregious than what happened in Suzette Kelo v. City of New London. In that case, the Supreme Court approved an eminent domain taking by the City of New London, Connecticut that involved taking […]

How The Supreme Court Aided The Rise Of The Leviathan State

Americans have long looked to the Supreme Court as the last bastion of their liberties and as the one institution that stands as a check against the encroachments of an Executive Branch eager to expand its power and and a Legislative Branch intent on satisfying the whims of a grasping majority. As Robert Levy and […]

Of American Flags And Property Rights

by @ Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics, Property Rights

Many on the right side of the blogosphere have gotten upset over the story about an Oregon apartment complex that told residents to take down an American flag: ALBANY, Ore. – At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments – but residents have been […]

Property Rights And Basketball

by @ Wednesday, October 14th, 2009. Filed under Individual Liberty, Politics, Property Rights, Sports

The Wall Street Journal reports on another impending case of eminent domain abuse arising out of the planned move of the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn: In Goldstein v. New York State Urban Development Corporation, residents and business owners are challenging the state’s use of eminent domain to condemn private property in a Brooklyn neighborhood […]

Clifton Winery Clears Another Hurdle

by @ Saturday, September 5th, 2009. Filed under Property Rights, Virginia, Virginia Wineries, Zoning And Land-Use

The family trying to open the first winery in Fairfax County has won another battle against the County’s zoning officials: A mother and son’s work to establish Fairfax County’s first farm winery cleared a significant hurdle Thursday when the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board gave preliminary approval on issuing a state license to Paradise Springs […]

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