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Freedom News Digest: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2022

The WORLD is not sufficiently aware of the influence that sophistry exerts over it. When the rule of the stronger was overthrown, sophistry transferred the empire to the more subtle, and it would be hard to say which of these two tyrants has been the more disastrous for mankind. Men have an immoderate love of pleasure, influence, prestige, power—in a word, wealth. And, at the same time, they are driven by a powerful impulse to obtain these things for themselves at the expense of others. But these others, who constitute the public, are impelled no less powerfully to keep what they have acquired, provided that they can and that they know how. Plunder, which plays such an important role in the affairs of the world, has but two instruments: force and fraud, and two impediments courage and knowledge.
Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms [1845]


December 22, 2022

Ukraine’s War with Russia Has Nothing to Do With Freedom
Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared before a joint session of Congress to plead for more billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money to help Ukraine in its war with Russia.  One particular sentence in Zelensky’s address caught my attention: “We Ukrainians will also go through our war of independence and freedom with dignity and success.” The sentence prompted an enormous applause …

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Santa Claus and the Federal Government
by Jacob G. Hornberger and
Richard M. Ebeling
Future of Freedom Foundation
Zelensky In Washington, Slams New $47 Billion As ‘Not Enough!’
by Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams
Ron Paul Institute
Green Energy is the Modern “Broken Window”
by Michael Munger
A Feudal Movement
by Jonathan A. Lesser
City Journal
Where Is the Debate Over This Bloated, Immoral Pentagon Budget?
by Robert Reich
Common Dreams
Spreading the Light of Liberty
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Future of Freedom Foundation
Taxpayers Feel the Pain of Politicians’ Wasteful and Absurd $1.7 Trillion Spending Plan
by James Bovard
New York Post
Making the Case for Markets
by Richard M. Reinsch II
Law & Liberty
Liberty, Power, Precedent and the People
by Michael Boldin
Tenth Amendment Center
Judge Who Reviewed JFK Files Calls on Congress to Investigate
by Jefferson Morley
JFK Facts


How We Got a National-Security Police State, Part 1
by Jacob G. Hornberger
The biggest mistake America has ever made since the inception of our country was the conversion of …
Free Trade Is a Human Right
by Laurence M. Vance
Did the United States really give China $309 billion this year? Some conservatives think so. Now, it is certainly true, as conservatives regularly point out, …
Christmas and the Welfare-Warfare State
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Given that it’s Christmas time, let’s contemplate life without a transfer society or an interventionist foreign policy. Go …
The Surveillance State Is Making a List, and You’re On It
by John W. Whitehead
You’d better watch out—you’d better not pout—you’d better not cry—‘cos I’m telling you why: this Christmas, it’s the Surveillance State…
When Will Congress Admit Its Mistakes?
by Laurence M. Vance
“I was wrong,” says a group of New York Times opinion writers. “Eight Times Opinion columnists revisit their incorrect predictions…
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