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Freedom News Digest: August 20, 2022 Why You Shouldn’t Need a Doctor’s Permission to Get Prescription Drugs

The income tax is especially bad because it requires all to account to the government for their income-earning activities under threat of penalty. This inquisitorial device ought to be seen as intolerable in a theoretically free country.
— Sheldon Richman, “TGIF: The Coming New and Improved IRS” [2022]
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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