Category: Liberty and Freedom

The Cuba Decide Plebiscite: To Be, or Not to Be Free!

After decades of freedom-less lives under totalitarian rule, the Cuba Decide Plebiscite is a citizen-led initiative fundamentally asking the Cuban people a rational judgment question: Do you want to be free? “Yes” or “No.” Who can possibly object to such … Continue reading

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Cuba Dealt Diplomatic Defeat at the UN Human Rights Council

The Cuban missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva are among the largest and their work, mostly carried on by intelligence officers fronting as diplomats, is very active and effective. But sabotaging the UPR pre-session on Cuba … Continue reading

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Moving from Tax Cuts to Fiscal Reform

Any discussion of fiscal reform must start with a truth that is seldom heard. The purpose of taxation is to generate the revenue needed to pay the government’s bills. In the face of rising deficits, even in good times (leaving … Continue reading

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Castro’s Killing Fields: A Pattern of Disregard for Human Life Lasting Six Decades (February)

Cuba Archive has documented numerous cases of extrajudicial killings by state authorities against persons attempting to escape their Cuban Island prison “illegally” over six decades. By Maria C. Werlau l February 28, 2018 Following are selected cases of death or … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass Today: 200 Years Later

200 years later, we can still absorb our tremendous, yet, tumultuous history, and the strength of one individual who’s name echoes in the halls of capitol buildings, schools, and universities. Frederick Douglass’ legacy will be celebrated by all as a … Continue reading

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Red State, Blue State: Why Americans Vote the Way they Do

The Founders knew they didn’t have final answers, and they made compromises between their ideals and practical reality. They embodied these in the Constitution, and even wrote an operating manual for it, called The Federalist Papers, which, like most operating … Continue reading

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On the Future of Freedom

The future of freedom depends on our understanding that sustained societal cooperation and economic prosperity are only possible when individual freedom is maximized in a democratic milieu. The future of freedom hinges on being free from government coercion. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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The Dirty Red Secrets of May: The Left and Communism

This is the left: It returns to the dream of the true radicalism of a totalitarian leftist state. It occasionally deals with uncomfortable truths. Circles around them. And then it lapses back into an opium dream of Marxists sitting around … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Eye Rolling Back Laws that Make You a Criminal for Daily Living

Americans are a bunch of criminals. That’s a true statement when you look at the sheer volume of laws on the books. Whether it’s the arcane tax code or litany of violations for simply going about your daily life, Americans … Continue reading

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Will Texas Welcome Back Uber?

Local and state governments spar as Texas state lawmakers seek to tamp overreach By Terri Hall l February 1, 2017 One thing is clear — Texas state lawmakers are none too happy that cities like Austin have interfered with Texas … Continue reading

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