If the only thing that keeps members of society civil to each other is government compulsion to engage in commerce, we aren't living in a tolerant culture, we're living a lie under an umbrella of intimidation. When we seek to reverse laws that encourage cultural honesty and individual free expression, or to pass laws that penalize them and compel specific social and business interactions, we are acting like thugs. We're saying, "Government, they disrespected me. Go f*** them up for that!"Read More
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In 1984, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders sang, "I can't get from the cab to the curb without some little jerk on my back." Nowadays, it seems that we're living in George Orwell's 1984 and can't get from the cab to the curb without being surveilled, recorded, documented, and cataloged for future reference.
When did we become the Surveillance States of America?Read More
We’ve posted many stories of a government reaching far beyond its intended bounds to infringe upon our individual rights and freedoms. We’ve introduced some tools that can help defend your privacy against mass data collection and intrusive surveillance. We’ve even introduced you to private citizens – just like you – who have launched their own counter-offense, pushing back against overreach.
But now, we’ve got something different. A group of citizens has launched a nationwide effort to teach Americans how to control of our government, not by fighting it, but by rediscovering and effectively exercising our civic authority to retake it.
It’s far harder than it sounds, but nowhere near as complicated as you might fear. All it takes is courage and knowledge, and if you can provide the former, the Center for Self-Governance – through public classes being held throughout the nation – will gladly provide the latter.Read More