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2011: The Year in Review

Following is a selection of stories that appeared on Voice for Liberty in 2011. Was it a good or bad year for the causes of economic freedom, individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and civil society?

Walter Williams: Government must stick to its limited and legitimate role

Economist Walter E. Williams spoke on the legitimate role of government in a free society, touching on the role of government as defined in the Constitution, the benefits of capitalism and private property, and the recent attacks on individual freedom and limited government.

Guitar makers and players targeted by onerous laws

Today the Wall Street Journal reports again on startling examples of overcriminalization, with federal authorities conducting raids on businesses based on aggressive enforcement of broad and vague laws.

‘Honest services’ law expansion sought

While the U.S. Supreme Court has attempted to limit the application of vague "honest services" statutes, the Obama Administration is working to restore what the Wall Street Journal describes as "essentially unlimited prosecutorial discretion to bring white-collar cases."

Lies of liberal progressives, Sunday edition

A recent television talk show provided viewers a lesson on how the political left lies and distorts in order to score political points against what it sees as easy targets. This activity is necessary to prop up the system of modern American liberalism, which is based on the lie that human freedom and liberty is enhanced by expanding government beyond what is minimally necessary to secure our true rights and freedoms.

Criminal laws proliferate, at a cost to freedom

The proliferation of criminal laws and regulations with criminal penalties mean that the freedoms of Americans are increasingly at risk as prosecutors take advantage of expanded authority and reach of the federal justice system. Sometimes prosecutors don't even need to show criminal intent in order to gain a conviction.

Classical liberalism explained

In a short video, Nigel Ashford of Institute for Humane Studies explains the tenets of classical liberalism.

‘Liberty and the Constitution’ lecture announced

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the beautifully restored Granada Theater in Emporia, the Emporia State University Lectures on Liberty begins its second year with a lecture on "Liberty and the Constitution" by Matthew Spalding of the Heritage Foundation. Dr. Spalding is the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at Heritage and is the author of We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Futuree (ISI Books, 2009). He is also the editor of the Heritage Guide to the Constitution, an indepensible collection of essays on the founding document. Dr. Spalding will be available after the lecture to sign his book which will be for sale in the lobby of the theater. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Milton Friedman on ‘How to Stay Free’ presented in Wichita

The local chapter of Americans for Prosperity has been screening the PBS television series "Free to Choose." This series from 1980 features Milton Friedman teaching about the close relationship between human freedom and economic freedom. This week, the series finishes with program ten: "How to Stay Free?"

American Liberty Tour to be in Kansas

To be precise, it will be Kansas City, Missouri, but that's close enough. This event -- American Liberty Tour
-- is an opportunity to hear some great speakers, get some training, and make new friends. The Kansas City stop is on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009.

Free speech shouldn’t be victim of health care reform

At a public forum on health care in Wichita held last Sunday, Dr. Douglas Bradham, DrPH, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive medicine and Public Health at the KU Medical School-Wichita, said this: "Direct-to-patient advertising for procedures and for pharmaceuticals, in my mind, should be eliminated."

South Central Kansas 9-12 group works for government accountability

I've not attended any of their meetings, but I've seen some of these folks in action, so I know the members of the South Central Kansas 9-12 group are a dedicated bunch. If you're looking for a group where you can be involved in working for freedom as defined in the United States Constitution, this is a good place to start.

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