A Day to Remember: Bill of Rights Day

by Harry Browne This article was originally published on December 12, 2002. For more Harry Browne archives, visit www.harrybrowne.org Dec. 15 should be a national holiday. No, it’s not Earth Day, or Martin Luther King Day, or Flag Day, or Beat-Up-Some-Third-World-Country Day. It’s Bill of Rights Day. If there were to be only one holiday…

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Three Crimes, and Three Crimes Only

The Constitution specifies only three federal crimes-treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. So whether you think performing OR preventing an abortion is a crime – it’s still something that the federal government is not authorized to deal with. State Constitutions in California, Connecticut and elsewhere have a greater protection for the ability to have an abortion than…

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Stockholm Syndrome for States?

Russell D. Longcore wrote a a fantastic article at LewRockwell.com on how the 50 states often act like slaves to the federal government. Here’s an excerpt: According to Wikipedia, the “Stockholm Syndrome” is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the…

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The Federal Government is NOT the United States

Early in my development as a human being, there was the pledge of allegiance.  There was the National Anthem and of course, the Stars & Stripes. I grew up in Southern California and now that I have had a chance to deprogram myself (which has taken years) I have some questions- for one, where was…

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