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Freedom News Digest: June 21, 2022

It is an established fact that alcoholism, cocainism, and morphinism are deadly enemies of life, of health, and of the capacity for work and enjoyment; and a utilitarian must therefore consider them as vices. But this is far from demonstrating that the authorities must interpose to suppress these vices by commercial prohibitions, nor is it by any means evident that such intervention on the part of the government is really capable of suppressing them or that, even if this end could be attained, it might not therewith open up a Pandora’s box of other dangers, no less mischievous than alcoholism and morphinism.
Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism [1927]
June 21, 2022
What’s So Great About Democracy?
At the recent Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, President Biden refused to permit Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua to attend because they aren’t democracies. As everyone knows, for the past several decades, the U.S. government has made democracy its shibboleth. It’s as if democracy is something sacred. Yet, what’s so great about democracy? It’s really nothing more than people selecting their rulers …
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DRUG WAR
The Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana Is Not the Issue
by Laurence M. Vance
Future of Freedom Foundation
FOREIGN POLICY
The Elite Press Remains The Handmaid Of War
by Ted Galen Carpenter
American Conservative
Are We Sure America Is Not at War in Ukraine?
by Bonnie Kristian
New York Times
We Should’ve Known Sanctions on Russia Wouldn’t Work as Intended
by Daniel Larison
Responsible Statecraft
Western Democracies Have Mutated into Propagandists for War
by John Pilger
Asia Times
FREE SPEECH
The UK’s Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK’s Freedom Lectures Are a Farce
by Glenn Greenwald
Substack
The Extradition of Julian Assange Must Be Condemned by All Who Believe in Press Freedom
by Trevor Timm
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Assange Extradition Is Just Latest in UK’s Crackdown on the Free Press
by Martin Williams
OpenDemocracy.net
Julian Assange Extradition Approved by the UK
by Kevin Gosztola with Scott Horton
The Scott Horton Show
NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
Operation Northwoods
by Douglas Horne
JFKfacts.org
Gun Confiscation Laws Put a Target on the Back of Every American
by John W. Whitehead
What we do not need is yet another pretext by which government officials can violate the Fourth Amendment at will under the guise of…
The Libertarian Influence of Frank Chodorov
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
What influence did Frank Chodorov have on the libertarian movement? FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger and Citadel …
Libertarian Lessons from the Super Bowl
by Laurence M. Vance
Even most non-sports fans like me know that the Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). It is …
Supreme Court Tortures the Constitution Again
by James Bovard
The Supreme Court ruled in March that Americans have no right to learn the grisly details of CIA torture because the CIA has never …
Albert J. Nock’s “Isaiah’s Job” Today
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
What role does Albert Jay Nock’s essay “Isaiah’s Job” play in the libertarian movement today? Join FFF …
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