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In the Defense of Liberty
Fighting back against violations of American rights
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Being free means not having to ask permission. Having rights means being able to choose—to decide and to act—without needing approval from some authority figure first. When America’s founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain, they rejected the monarchical idea that freedom is a gift ...
Debra Nutall lived the American dream, until the state of Tennessee took it away. She started with nothing. Nutall was a single mother struggling to raise three children in a Memphis public housing project. She worked as a nursing assistant. But the job didn’t pay much, and she survived ...