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The Language of Liberty series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include administrative staff, selected students, and guest columnists. The views expressed by the authors are their own and may not reflect the views of CSG. To learn more, go to CenterForSelfGovernance.com.

Does the truth matter? Not to groups like Black Lives Matter. That’s tragic for many reasons, not the least of which is that black lives are being lost as a result. When it comes to the subject of American police, blacks, and the deadly use of force, here is what …

We are living in a unique time. You are therefore a unique graduating class. You may well be known forever as “the Covid Class.”  For the first time in history, billions of people, including healthy people and people living in free societies, have been confined to their homes. So let …

“One of the reasons I believe in the resurrection,” Mike Huckabee once joked, “is because we see dead people vote every year!” Well, he’s about to make a lot of converts in California, where liberal Governor Gavin Newsom (D) just ordered a vote-by-mail system through November – a decision that’s …

The motto from the underground training session was simple: “Get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible.” Caught on video by Project Veritas, the advice from the Antifa organizers was jarring. “Gouge their eyes.” “If you get a good liver or kidney shot, it’s pretty much crippling.” …

“We are about to witness one of the greatest events in human history. The world as we know it is crumbling before our very eyes, and the world population is, largely, not aware of it. Structures that have been in place for thousands of years are being taken down as …

There’s federalism, and then there’s overreach. In a crisis like this one, there’s a fine line between the two — but the Trump administration is intent on making officials walk it. As some Americans lose patience with the stay-at-home orders, the Justice Department wants the country to know it’s paying …

The Right to keep and bear arms is an essential protection for Life and Liberty. Samuel Adams wrote in 1792: “Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists are these First Life, secondly Liberty, third property, together with the right to defend them in the best manner possible.” Adams continued by …

“State governments are mandating that private practices cancel all non-essential surgeries at hospitals, especially in rural areas. Many have no patients – none. Twenty-five percent of rural hospitals are now in danger of closing due to the cancellation of so-called “non-essential” medical care.” (This includes procedures like back surgeries and …

The current application of State and local authority to mandate the closure of businesses and require the people to restrict their activities to a list of government-approved venues under the threat of force and punishment, is antithetical to everything America was built upon.  These orders are arbitrary, deny due process, …

The year is 1984. One company – Microsoft – dominates the computer world. It’s their way or the highway. Conform or die. This snapshot in time was perfectly captured in one of the most famous commercials in TV history. Set in a gray, dystopian future, row after row of men stare …