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Today Is Bill of Rights Day

Written by Tim Lynch; Director of Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Today is Bill of Rights Day. So it’s an appropriate time to consider the state of our constitutional safeguards.

Let’s consider each amendment in turn.

The First Amendment says that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech.” Government officials, however, have insisted that they can gag recipients of “national security letters” and censor broadcast ads in the name of campaign finance reform and arrest people for simply distributing pamphlets on a sidewalk.

RLC Joins the 1st Amendment Alliance

On October 1, the congressional deadline to prevent the IRS from trampling over the free-speech rights of nonprofits will expire. In early August, the Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes “justice and integrity in the tax system” — launched the First Amendment Alliance (1AA): a nonpartisan effort to protect the free-speech rights of nonprofits. The Alliance now has over 50 groups that represent every segment of the political spectrum and civil society.

Liberty Rights vs. Welfare Rights

By Marven Goodman
A right is a principle that specifies something which an individual should be free to have or do. A right is an entitlement, something you possess free and clear, something you can exercise without asking anyone's permission.

Our country was founded on the principle that individuals possess the "inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Along with the right to property, which the Founding Fathers also regarded as a fundamental right.

National Board Endorses Mark Bircher

The National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has voted to endorse Mark Bircher in his race for the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 13th Congressional District following the recommendation made by the RLC of Florida.

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