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Personal Liberty Issue Update: Ron Paul, Stephen Colbert and Dr. Dre

From Michele Bachmann to Willie Nelson, liberty – or the lack thereof – seems to be on everyone’s minds these days.

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Personal Liberty Issue Update: Top 10 Personal Liberty Stories of 2010

From landmark Supreme Court cases to the Wikileaks controversy to the Tea Party, Americans expressed their passion for liberty in many different ways.

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Personal Liberty Issue Update: Don’t Touch My Junk

If you’re traveling by air this holiday season, you may find yourself uttering those words while going through airport security under the TSA’s new and controversial screening procedures.

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Snoop Dogg: Puff Puff Pass Prop 19

When artists remind their fans that civic participation is a good thing, that’s great. When it’s Snoop Dogg – talking about weed – it’s freakin’ hilarious.

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Chuck Norris – Kicking Ass for Freedom

While supporters of same-sex marriage are still glowing over the decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, the gay rights movement has tasted both victory and defeat concerning the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

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Personal Liberty Issue Update: Flexing Your Rights

All liberty loving individuals should have a basic understanding of the Bill of Rights. It’s easy to forget that rights like freedom of speech and the right to bear arms were created not to protect us from enemies, but from our own government. In this month’s Personal Liberty update, you’ll find some great reminders. If…

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Personal Liberty Issue Update: What Do Laura Bush, Howard Dean & Orrin Hatch Have In Common?

They’re all in this HeadCount Issue Update! Hello liberty lovers, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover: President Obama’s Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske says he wants to end the war on drugs; but does the new drug control strategy released this month match up with the rhetoric? You might be surprised to learn that Laura…

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Congressman Promoted Abstinence-Only Sex Ed. With Staffer He Had Sex With

Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN) announced today that he will be resigning after it was revealed that he was having an affair with a female staffer. Souder ran on and was elected on a platform of “moral and family values,” which seems to be a prerequisite for congressman engaging in sex scandals. He has been an…

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SWAT Team Raids Families Home and Kills Dog. Finds a Bong.

Last month, HeadCount’s Community Question asked “what personal liberty issues are most important to you?” Those who participated in the poll overwhelmingly chose marijuana legalization among the 4 choices. So it’s pretty certain that this video of a marijuana raid that took place at a family home in Columbia, Missouri in February will stir some…

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HeadCount Personal Liberty Issue Update: Lawyers, Guns and Money

What happens when you take a landmark Supreme Court case concerning Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership, then throw the 2nd Amendment and its meaning into the mix? This Personal Liberties Issue blast will cover that as well as new gay marriage laws, drug war violence and marijuana taxation and legalization. But first, we’d like to…

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