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The EPA’s New Water Rule Leaves the Economy High and Dry

When the Clean Water Act was first conceived, the EPA could only restrict entrepreneurs when they attempted to pollute bodies of water that were used by their fellow businesses, or what the EPA calls ‘navigable waters.’ However, its original mission is far too modest for modern-day bureaucrats.

07/09/2014
"Where are they Now?"
"This Independence Day, FreedomWorks looks at how the Bill of Rights has stood up over time."
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Where are they Now? The Tenuous Legacy of the Bill of Rights

This Independence Day, millions of Americans will gather to watch fireworks, grill some burgers and dogs, and celebrate the hard-fought freedoms of our forefathers. But in the heady rush of red, white, and blue patriotism, it’s important to remember what those freedoms actually mean, and to examine whether they still remain intact today.

07/02/2014
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The Foxiness of Property Rights

Pierson v. Post, one of the first cases studied in law classes, is a story about a couple of New York hunters, a fox, and a lucky catch back in 1805. And yet, 200 years after the decision was made, this case is viewed as a cornerstone of how America views private property rights.

06/16/2014
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Protecting Private Property

The last clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” This is the provision used to defend the use of eminent domain laws, in which the government seizes private property without the consent of the owner, in order to serve some public purpose. Railroads, interstate highways, and other projects that require large swaths of land are frequently cited as justifications for the law, as it is unlikely that they could have completed—at least not without a significantly higher cost—if private land owners could simply refuse to sell to the government, regardless of the offered price.

04/23/2014
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Ken Cuccinelli Explains The NSA Lawsuit at FreePAC Kentucky

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addressed the assembly at FreePAC Kentucky 2014. Cuccinelli is helping FreedomWorks and Senator Rand Paul sue the federal government to protect the privacy of all Americans against the massive NSA domestic spying program.

04/07/2014
American Lands Council - A Constitutional Means To Financial Stability For Western States
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American Lands Council - A Constitutional Means To Financial Stability For Western States

The American Lands Council recently came to Oregon to discuss the dichotomy between Eastern and Western states in the percentage of land owned by the federal government.

11/29/2013
Time's Up
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Time's Up

It’s time to send a serious message. Not just to the politicians in DC, but also the moneyed interests behind the scenes, the powerful trade groups, the economically ignorant, and those who would rather feed off the productive than produce themselves. Time’s Up.

10/15/2013
EPA SWAT Team Raids Remote Alaska Community
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EPA SWAT Team Raids Remote Alaska Community

Chicken, Alaska is a tiny community 30 miles west of the Canadian border and about 300 miles east from Fairbanks. With an official population of 7, Chicken has no electrical service, telephones or central plumbing.

09/17/2013
SWAT Team Raids Texas Organic Farm
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SWAT Team Raids Texas Organic Farm

A SWAT team broke through the gates of a small Arlington, Texas farm and led a massive 10-hour search of the property. The residents were handcuffed and held at gunpoint while they watched more than 10 tons of their property hauled off in trucks.What dangerous contraband required this massive governmental response? It wasn’t illegal explosives, stolen vehicles or drugs, but rather organic blackberry bushes, okra plants, and sunflowers.

08/19/2013
Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights
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Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights

Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights By Scott Alford

08/05/2013

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