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August 15, 2017 by Matt Kibbe

Racism, nationalism, Nazism, socialism, and communism are all collectivist ideologies that lead people to do terrible things.

Denounce This Violence

Racism, white nationalism, Nazism, fascism, communism… are all collectivist ideologies that divide us and keep us from LIBERTY.

Posted by Free the People on Tuesday, August 15, 2017



When the TSA Admits It’s Not About Safety

August 15, 2017 by Logan Albright

As the irritable security guards waved me through the metal detectors with increasing urgency, I couldn’t help but think, “Well, this is odd.”

It was Sunday morning in Las Vegas, and despite my careful plan to arrive at the airport well before 7am, in the naive hope of avoiding crowds, the place was packed. Tourists and unsuccessful gamblers, their funds exhausted, flooded through the lines in a frantic charge to check bags and make it to their gates on time. So busy was it, in fact, that despite my early arrival, I was worried that the security line would take so long to navigate that catching my own flight would be a near thing. …



New Florida Law Lets Parents Challenge Garbage Textbooks

August 15, 2017 by Logan Albright

A new Florida law gives parents the opportunity to convene hearings to challenge the contents of public school textbooks. The law was created at the urging of a group of concerned parents who routinely found material they deemed objectionable in their children’s schoolwork.

Concern over public school textbooks is not a new thing. In fact, one of the major complaints against the Common Core education standards was the use of textbooks that promoted a one-sided view of American history, as well as math problems bordering on indecipherable. But the Texas-based company Pearson holds a practical monopoly on textbook production for public schools, and until now there was little parents could do to intervene on behalf of their children. …



Who’s to Blame for Suicide?

August 8, 2017 by Logan Albright

A young woman named Michelle Carter has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages that resulted in the suicide of a friend. The incident occurred three years ago, when Carter was 17. She was sentenced August 3 to 15 months in jail, but she had faced the possibility of up to 20 years.

The case is an interesting one, because it speaks to the nature of our society’s views on individual accountability, rights, and responsibility. Conrad Roy III was 18 when he was contemplating suicide, and messages from Carter egged him on until he finally went through with in it in 2014.

While Carter’s texts were undoubtedly cruel and heartless, the court’s decision to hold her responsible for a man’s suicide is concerning. …



Is It Time for Sanctions on Maduro?

August 8, 2017 by Josh Withrow

The last couple of weeks have been difficult for the already beleaguered people of Venezuela, as their socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, has moved closer to full dictatorial control of their country. In response, the Trump administration has reportedly been considering levying a crippling sanction against the importation of Venezuela’s number one export — oil.

What Maduro has done in Venezuela can reasonably be called a coup — a dismantling of the last vestiges of restraints on his power under that nation’s constitution. Taking a page out of his mentor Hugo Chavez’s book, he summoned a national referendum with the goal of neutering the country’s legislative body, which is controlled by lawmakers opposed to his rule. …



The Country Versus the Individual

August 8, 2017 by Matt Kibbe

Nationalism is another form of collectivism, putting the abstract idea of country ahead of the needs of individual citizens. “America first” puts Americans last.

The Country vs. The Individual

One man's story… When national greatness comes before individual opportunity.

Posted by Free the People on Friday, July 14, 2017



How Did Hamburgers Get So Darn Good?

August 1, 2017 by Logan Albright

What’s your favorite hamburger? Come on, unless you’re a vegetarian, you’re bound to have one. It’s a subject on which everyone has an opinion, and for good reason. Designer burger joints are everywhere, boasting artisanal ingredients and secret recipes, each offering something slightly different than its neighbors, all in an effort to please the savvy consumer.

Now let me ask a different question: what was your favorite hamburger five years ago? Odds are, it’s not the same as your current favorite, and isn’t that interesting?

The hamburger is at least a hundred years old, possibly much more depending on who you believe. It’s a simple sandwich, a ground beef patty between two pieces of bread, plus a slice of cheese if you’re lucky. …



Freedom from Fear Vs. Freedom to Choose

August 1, 2017 by Logan Albright

As Republicans continue to pretend to want to repeal Obamacare, the Left is pulling out all of the stops trying to make them look like ogres who just want people to die.

One of the more restrained, yet insidious, attacks comes from Obamacare adviser Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Some will also remember Ezekiel Emanuel as the execrable man who argued several years ago that old people should die at 75 to avoid inconveniencing their families and society at large. So we’re not talking about the poster child for compassion here.

In a new piece, Emanuel claims that the ideological fight over health care reform is between those who value freedom of choice and those who value “freedom from fear”. …



Venezuela Cracks Down on Protestors

August 1, 2017 by Matt Kibbe

Socialist Venezuela has no more use for shopping malls, so it has converted them into prisons where protestors undergo the most horrific abuses.



DOJ’s War on Medical Cannabis Is Ignorant, Costly, and Dangerous

July 25, 2017 by Logan Albright

The Trump administration’s Justice Department has announced a new push to crack down on growers and sellers of marijuana nationwide, citing a desire to reduce violent crime. This is the follow-up of a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month to be allowed to prosecute facilities that sell medical cannabis.

The real problem here is, I think, fueled by misunderstanding and prejudice. Marijuana has been regarded as an illegal and dangerous drug for many years, and it’s understandable that it takes time to break those preconceptions and accept that there is no difference between medical cannabis and any other drug prescribed by doctors to combat a specific medical complaint. …