A good week for thinking about liberty

Americans celebrated 235 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence this week. The British Empire quietly attempted to overlook the anniversary that marked the beginning of a slow slide into twilight for them.

Much has been said about the various angles people take regarding July 4th, but one that I think the more-popular media outlets glossed over was the state of liberty in America today. At every turn we find we need, if not a law degree, at least a class or two in law just to operate day to day in anything we do. That in itself is a sign things have progressed too far the wrong way. Common sense is no longer the watchword; today it’s CYA. It’s sad, but true.

I rejoice that Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch from Reason Magazine chose now to release their book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America, a wonderful look at how America can return to policies of individual liberty. Check it out.

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