Welcome to the 44th edition of the Carnival of Liberty, delivered weekly by the members of the Life, Liberty, Property blog community. And yay! it's my turn. Here goes:
A Geek's World introduces us to the Fair Tax Plan. It makes a lot of sense to me; such an idea would work in Canada too.
Stingray says that former Muslims who have converted to Christianity are facing death threats, even those living in traditionally Christian countries like the Netherlands.
American Sage sees Glenn Reynolds' "Army of Davids" Rising.
A Revolution of One asks if democracy, freedom, justice and all the ideals of the USA as expressed in the Star Spangled Banner can be lost in translation. He also admires Stephen Colbert's philosophical judo at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
The People's Republic of Seabrook says that sometimes, a baseball game is just a baseball game (and get over yourselves, already).
Mensa Barbie provides a link to an hour-long video documentary showing how Sigmund Freud's ideas were used by the US government, big business, and the CIA to control the minds of the US population following World War II.
OK, So I'm Not Really A Cowboy explains why neolibertarians voted for Bush.
Teapot Tantrums says that if the immigration situation in the United States is not brought under control, then the result is inevitably cultural suicide.
The Picket Line urges some reading of Thoreau:
Most people who are asking “but what can I do?” seem to me to really be abbreviating a longer question: “what can I do that doesn’t involve personal risk or inconvenience and that puts the burden of behaving justly on someone else’s shoulders?” And the answer to that question is: “keep dithering and parading and petitioning!” For the few people who mean something more than this, my answer begins, “first, read Thoreau…”Centrerion Canadian Politics examines censorship in journalism in North Korea and feels lucky to be living in a comparatively free society.
New World Man finds fault with New Jersey's new law requiring that new mothers be screened for postpartum depression, on the grounds that it lowers the bar for competency of doctors.
The Cranky Insomniac shows that "It's for the children", long an excuse for governments to part people from their money, is also finding utility to part people from their freedom.
100777 presents a plan to defeat the New World Order.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of... thinks that Mexico is going about its decriminalization of recreational drugs the wrong way, by making it ok to buy but still illegal to sell.
Searchlight Crusade provides us with a primer on Escrow.
The Wrightwing looks at using used restaurant grease to produce a form of diesel fuel, and concludes that "Just because something can be done, does not mean it should be done."
Well, that's all for this week. Next week's edition of the Carnival of Liberty will be presented at Below the Beltway.