Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

California Anti-Abortion Activists Face Wierd Eavesdropping Charges

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced 15 felony charges against two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, in connection with their hidden-camera recordings of conversations with Planned Parenthood employees they sought to implicate in the illegal sale of fetal Continue reading California Anti-Abortion Activists Face Wierd Eavesdropping Charges

America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

The Fraser Institute has published its Economic Freedom of the World Index for 2015, and, as the Charles Koch Institute reports, the numbers for America are ugly. The United States—which in 2000 was ranked 2nd (Hong Kong was 1st)—is now Continue reading America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

WikiLeaks: CIA Turns Computers, Smartphones and TVs into Surveillance Devices

The documents claim to show the CIA’s ability to turn computers, smartphones and TVs into surveillance devices or “covert microphones” even when turned off. WikiLeaks claims the CIA has software that enables it to bypass encrypted messaging applications including WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram Continue reading WikiLeaks: CIA Turns Computers, Smartphones and TVs into Surveillance Devices

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’ – BBC News

Wikileaks says an unidentified “state actor” has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange.The transparency activist has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations.There was no way to immediately Continue reading Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’ – BBC News