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Mason, George (1725-1792)

by Robert M. S. McDonald on Aug 15, 2008

Mason was a Virginian statesman who decried the centralization of government authority and was one of the major supporters of a written Bill of Rights.

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Right to Bear Arms

by Nelson Lund on Aug 15, 2008

The right to bear arms, though vaguely written and often debated, is a Constitutional guarantee that protects the right for self-protection.

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Term Limits

by Eric O'Keefe on Aug 15, 2008

Term limits played a crucial role in early US state governments. While a standard for executives, term limits are still debated for members of Congress.

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Liberty at the Movies

by David Boaz on Jun 20, 2005

David Boaz highlights movies with strong themes of liberty.

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The Affirmative Action Myth

by Marie Gryphon on Apr 13, 2005

Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.

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James Madison’s Vision of Liberty

by John Samples on Mar 1, 2001

Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.

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Why Has Liberty Flourished in the West?

by Jim Powell on Sep 1, 2000

Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.

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Freedom From Plunder: Frédéric Bastiat

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.