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Freedom News Digest: FRIDAY, August 12, 2022 Invoking the Fifth

To reverse the trend and reduce the role of government in our lives, and thus alleviate the government deficit and inflation pressures, is a giant educational task. The social and economic ideas that gave birth to the transfer system must be discredited and replaced with old values of individual independence and self-reliance. The social philosophy of individual freedom and unhampered private property must again be our guiding light.

Hans F. Sennholz

August 11, 2022
Invoking the Fifth
Driven by their extreme anti-Trump animus — which rivals their extreme anti-Russia and anti-China animuses — the anti-Trump crowd is up in arms over Trump’s decision to take the Fifth Amendment in a deposition that was part of an investigation into his finances by the New York attorney general, Leticia James. They are mocking and ridiculing Trump for refusing to answer James’s questions, …
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