On February 17, 2014 Robert Higgs presented this speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.
Research Fellow Wendy McElroy appeared on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio show. McElroy discusses the falsified research, or so-called advocacy research on such topics such as college rape and domestic violence. The results, she says, is hysteria on college campuses and demonization of black males. Flawed statistics from this research have been used in legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act, according to McElroy.
Research Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America wants a new national dedication to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, protecting Americans rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Gregory says we are on the cusp of having no privacy at all, living in a society even more intrusive than George Orwells 1984.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV discussing the potential for success in new Mid East peace negotiations. With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Israel might feel more secure than usual, but with Iran's sword rattling, the region is volatile.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on The Peter Boyles radio show on KNUS in Colorado. Halbrook, who is also a Second Amendment attorney speaks of the history of liberty in this country compared to Europe in the 1930s. The author provides historical perspective on the events leading up to the confiscation of guns from German Jews and other so called "Enemies of the State."
Gun Control in the Third Reich author and Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook appeared on the Larry Elder radio show to discuss his new book. Halbrook talks about the events leading up to Kristallnacht in Germany, where Jews and other "Enemies of the State" had their firearms confiscated by the Nazi party. The Nazis knew exactly who had weapons, because the former government of the Weimar Republic required guns to be registered.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on The Peter Boyles radio show on KNUS in Colorado. Halbrook talks about what led to the confiscation of citizens guns in Germany during World War II. In particular, the author outlines how the Nazis used the laws of the previous government (the Weimar Republic) which may have been well intentioned, but turned out to be disastrous for Jews in Germany and other Enemies of the State who were simply obeying the law by registering their weapons.