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Summer 2012 Journal W⁠i⁠ll Amer⁠i⁠cans Preserve The⁠i⁠r L⁠i⁠ber⁠t⁠y?

By: The James Madison Institute / 2012

September 5, 2012
Tanja Clendinen – – 850.383.4633.
“Will Americans Preserve Their Liberty?”
JMI Releases Summer 2012 Journal
TALLAHASSEE – The Summer 2012 Journal of The James Madison Institute explores the increasingly paternalistic role of our federal government as Washington imposes more and more laws, regulations, and mandates to govern the conduct of individual Americans and their local and state officials.

“Will Americans Preserve Their Liberty,” “Let’s Celebrate the Freedom That Lets Us Be Weird,” and “How My Grandfather Lost His Country” demonstrate the need for eternal vigilance in protecting freedom and the responsibilities of groups and individuals in that fight.

Political freedom is important, but economic freedom produces prosperity. “A Global Perspective on Economic Freedom” explains why theUnited States has been slipping in the worldwide rankings of economic freedom.

“What Can One Man Do Alone? Involved Citizens Show the Way” and “How One Curious Floridian Became a Citizen Watchdog” chronicle the stories of ordinary Floridians who stepped up to protect our rights and liberty. 

“Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Threaten Religious Liberty” makes the case that the U. S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling has still not ended the argument regarding the ACA’s constitutionality.

Articles on organized labor, education reform, property rights, judicial review,  and reviews on the latest books by John Stossel, John Fund, Lawrence Reed and Burton Folsom, round out this issue.

“Our freedom is often under siege, whether from forces on the left or on the right and from threats both foreign and domestic, including America’s growing culture of dependency on government. We must remain vigilant—that is the price of liberty.” –J. Robert McClure, Ph.D., President & CEO of The James Madison Institute
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