The Permission Society How The Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms Into Privileges And What We Can Do About It

Author: Timothy Sandefur
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038392
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Throughout history, kings and emperors have promised “freedoms” to their people. Yet these freedoms were really only permissions handed down from on high. The American Revolution inaugurated a new vision: people have basic rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and government must ask permission from them. Sadly, today’s increasingly bureaucratic society is beginning to turn back the clock and to transform America into a nation where our freedoms—the right to speak freely, to earn a living, to own a gun, to use private property, even the right to take medicine to save one’s own life—are again treated as privileges the government may grant or withhold at will. Timothy Sandefur examines the history of the distinction between rights and privileges that played such an important role in the American experiment, and how we can fight to retain our freedoms against the growing power of government. Illustrated with dozens of real-life examples—including many cases he litigated himself—Sandefur shows how treating freedoms as government-created privileges undermines our Constitution and betrays the basic principles of human dignity.

The Permission Society

Author: Timothy Sandefur
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038406
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Timothy Sandefur examines the history of the distinction between rights and privileges that played such an important role in the American experiment, and how we can fight to retain our freedoms against the growing power of government.

The Permission Society

Author: Timothy Sandefur
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ISBN: 9781594038396
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Timothy Sandefur examines the history of the distinction between rights and privileges that played such an important role in the American experiment--and how we can fight to retain our freedoms against the growing power of government.

The Conscience Of The Constitution

Author: Timothy Sandefur
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ISBN: 9781939709691
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" -- George Will, The Washington Post Now in paperback, this book provides a dramatic new challenge to the status quo of constitutional law and argues a vital truth: our Constitution was written not to empower democracy, but to secure ...

Cornerstone Of Liberty

Author: Timothy Sandefur
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1933995327
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Thanks to the abuse of eminent domain and asset forfeiture laws, federal, state, and local governments have now come to see property rights as mere permissions, which can be revoked at any time in the name of the “greater good.” In this ...

Who Gets What

Author: Kenneth R. Feinberg
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610390768
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In each instance, an objective third party had to step up and dole out allocated funds: in each instance, Presidents, Attorneys General, and other public officials have asked Kenneth R. Feinberg to get the job done. In Who Gets What?

I M Right And You Re An Idiot

Author: James Hoggan
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926128
Size: 53.56 MB
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This book should be required reading for every person engaged in the most polarizing issues of our time — whether it be climate change, healthcare, or global conflicts. — John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures This is a text which should be ...

The Impossibility Of Religious Freedom

Author: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691118017
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It will have broad appeal not only for religion scholars, but also for anyone interested in law and the Constitution. "This is a remarkably fine work that discusses the way religion is perceived and dealt with in the United States.

Letter From The Birmingham Jail

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780062509550
Size: 36.24 MB
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Bristling with the energy and resonance of his great speeches, Letter from the Birmingham Jail is both a compelling defense of nonviolent demonstration and a rallying cry for an end to social discrimination that is just as powerful today as ...

The Floodgates Of Anarchy

Author: Stuart Christie
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604863978
Size: 47.32 MB
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Back in print and featuring a new foreword by the authors, this polemic approaches the subject of anarchism in relation to class struggle.

The Age Of Acquiescence

Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316333743
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Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year.