Since September 11, the U.S. has seen a 17% decline in foreign visitors, and a travel advocacy group says that the reason is “a climate of fear and frustration that is turning away foreign business and leisure travelers from visiting the United States and damaging America’s image abroad.” The Discover America Partnership/RT Strategies study of
With each passing day, airport security becomes even more surreal. It’s becoming increasingly clear to even the infrequent traveler that Homeland Security has become just another government bureaucracy more interested in enforcing its rules without rhyme or reason than in keeping anyone safe. Here are a few bizarre things that happened over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Nearly halfway to its goal of finding 20,000 liberty lovers to move to the state of New Hampshire to work for smaller government and greater personal liberty, the Free State Project is hosting the 2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum to showcase the progress already made toward making the state even more free. Come to Concord
If you disagree with the policies of the U.S. government, or are a member of a group or association which expresses disagreement with government policies, an agent of the federal government is likely reading your web site and subscribed to your mailing list. Undercover officers of the Federal Protective Service subscribed to the mailing lists
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General arrested a suspect in connection with the July 27 theft of a DOT laptop containing personal information on 133,000 Florida drivers and pilots. The arrest broke up a laptop-theft ring which had targeted a
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has an ambitious long-range plan to prevent drunk driving: Have ignition interlock devices which sense alcohol and prevent the vehicle from starting installed in every vehicle in the country, whether the driver has been convicted of drunk driving or not.
While I was studying at the University of Kansas, I majored in education, German, linguistics, journalism, history, English and toyed with the idea of biology. I actually got as far as declaring the first five at one time or another, but ended up with a degree in education and German. And I never did end
In preparation for my move next year, and for other reasons which I’ll explain, I visited New Hampshire this week, participated in a well-attended protest, and thumbed my nose at government bureaucrats while they watched out their office windows. It was fun for the whole family, even standing in the pouring rain.
In the United States, you can be sentenced to prison for crimes you didn’t commit.
One of the most fundamental, and sometimes annoying, principles of American law is described by the old adage, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.’ But the courts have held that in order for this to apply, and you to be responsible for a law, the government must provide “notice,’ for instance, publishing the law