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"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
                                             -- George Washington

"If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U.S. membership in the UN; no gun control; and no foreign aid.

We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the "poor"; no American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GATT, or "fast-track"; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; no income tax. We could get rid of most of the cabinet departments, most of the agencies, and most of the budget."

Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom by Dr. Ron Paul

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
                                             -- Congressman Ron Paul

End the Fed by Dr. Ron Paul

"The government is best which governs least."
                                                       -- Thomas Jefferson

Freedom in the News

      
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BBC NEWS (UK)

January 27, 2005

A US firm sacks four of its workers after they refuse to take a test to determine if they are smokers.

They were employees of Michigan-based healthcare firm Weyco, which introduced a policy banning its staff from smoking - even away from the workplace.

San Francisco Chronicle (CA)

by Suzanne Herel

January 26, 2005

Smokers, take heed: A new law is kicking your butts out of San Francisco parks and open spaces.

The Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 Tuesday to outlaw smoking outdoors in all recreational areas managed by the city except for golf courses. That includes parks, squares, gardens and playing fields but not federal lands such as the Presidio or Ocean Beach.

The Kalamazoo Gazette (MI)

January 26, 2005

Over the last quarter-century, smokers have become pariahs. As of Jan. 1, KVCC will no longer hire tobacco users for full-time jobs.

Once they could smoke at their desks, anywhere in restaurants, in stores. Nowadays, smokers may not light up in the workplace, in many public places and even many businesses that have declared themselves smoke-free.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH)

by Kaye Spector

January 26, 2005

Sentiment over a proposed citywide smoking ban has bar and restaurant owners fuming, but others concerned about health issues are holding their breath that the proposal will become law.

A hearing on the proposed ban Tuesday night drew a capacity crowd to the City Hall auditorium. About 80 people were seated, and more lined the walls along the back and side of the room. Bar and restaurant patrons, business owners, high school students, health professionals and a group from Toledo stepped forward one by one to deliver their thoughts to the eight members of a panel appointed by council to study a ban.

Stop The Drug War

January 14, 2005

For nearly 20 years, federal judges have been sentencing defendants to sentences beyond the statutory maximum based on findings of fact never considered by a jury.

Under sentencing laws adopted as "reforms" in the 1980s, judges could use a lower standard of proof than required to convict defendants to find that they had, for example, trafficked in a certain quantity of drugs or embezzled a certain amount of money, and use those findings to add years to their sentences. In part because of the federal sentencing guidelines scheme, in the intervening period federal prison populations have swollen dramatically, with a majority of those prisoners being drug offenders.

BBC NEWS (UK)

by Chris Summers

January 14, 2005

Convicted sex offenders may undergo polygraph tests to put them off contacting children when they get out of prison.

Imagine the Pentagon equipped with a machine which can read minds. Sound like the plot of a Hollywood thriller' Well, it might not be that far away. The US Department of Defense has given Dr Jennifer Vendemia a $5m grant to work on her theory that by monitoring brainwaves she can detect whether someone is lying.

Lew Rockwell

by Ron Paul - Before the US House of Representatives International Relations Committee

January 12, 2005

Mr. Speaker, today I introduce the Identity Theft Prevention Act. This act protects the American people from government-mandated uniform identifiers that facilitate private crime as well as the abuse of liberty.

The major provision of the Identity Theft Prevention Act halts the practice of using the Social Security number as an identifier by requiring the Social Security Administration to issue all Americans new Social Security numbers within five years after the enactment of the bill. These new numbers will be the sole legal property of the recipient, and the Social Security administration shall be forbidden to divulge the numbers for any purposes not related to Social Security administration. Social Security numbers issued before implementation of this bill shall no longer be considered valid federal identifiers.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

by Caitlin Cleary

January 9, 2005

When Darlene Jones was growing up in Pittsburgh, she was told that her mother gave her away when she was a baby to Mose and Marilee Minifield, the couple who raised her along with their three other foster and adopted children.

Jones wouldn't know her birth mother's version of events for many years -- that she had not been given away, but had been spirited off as a baby and taken to Pittsburgh. But over the years, suspicions took root. Once or twice, she spied a different name on her birth certificate and on a driver's license learner's permit, before Marilee Minifield whisked them out of sight. The Minifields would ask her not to write their Pittsburgh return address on Christmas cards to an aunt and uncle in Arkansas, saying they didn't want anybody to find them.

Boston Globe (MA)

by Eileen McNamara

January 9, 2005

Last week, law enforcement authorities began trawling for a break in the unsolved three-year-old slaying of Christa Worthington by seeking to test the DNA of men who live in Truro, the small town where the 46-year-old fashion writer was slain.

The aim of the ongoing mass saliva swabs is to trace semen found on Worthington's body. As Michael O'Keefe, the district attorney of the Cape and Islands, is quick to say, there is nothing illegal about such an indiscriminate approach to DNA testing, as long as the samples are surrendered voluntarily.

The Japan Times

by Kanako Takahara

January 3, 2005

Mariko Komuro was of the firm belief that children should go to school even if they experienced problems -- at least until her 8-year-old son, Kazutoshi, began to feel sick and throw up in the morning on school days.

His homeroom teacher came for the boy and forcibly took him to school, only to make matters worse. "I wanted to find other ways (to educate him) instead of forcing him to go to school," said Komuro, who turned to home education.

      
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