Richard Ebeling emails:
I have a new article on the “EpicTimes” news and commentary website on, “The Fear of Terrorism is Destroying Our Freedom.”
With the end of the year, 2015, we must admit that there have been continuing threats or losses to liberty in America and other parts of the world. Racial tensions have flared in the United States concerning misuse of police force and mass killings during a Bible study in a Church. But what is not given the attention it deserves is the influence of government policies in fostering group-think and group-benefits through government regulation and redistribution that continue to undermine the traditional American values of individual liberty and rights, and the philosophy of individualism that shuns collectivist identities and classifications of people that renew the tribal conceptions of people and justice.
The other great anti-freedom events have revolved about the experiences in Europe and America from mass killings of innocent men, women and children at the hands of religious and ideological fanatics. But shunted aside in understanding why these innocents have become victims is the influence of U.S. government political and military intervention is parts of the world in which our actions have set lose dangerous demons who view America and others as their “enemies” preventing their successes.
Finally, the political campaigning for the 2016 presidential election has become a circus of candidates playing upon the fears of potential financial contributors and voters with calls for border walls, an intensified surveillance state, and further encroachments on people’s basic Constitutional liberties in the name of “safety” and “security.”
Our task, as friends of freedom, should be to do all in our power in the New Year to resist and oppose these and other losses of liberty in 2016.