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.
Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on the Tami Jackson show on The405Media.com. Halbrook talks about the origin of the Second Amendment and the arguments for and against the Bill of Rights at the time of Americas founding. Halbrook also discusses the use of gun control and gun registries by Hitlers gestapo, and the dangers of gun registration and infringement of our rights in the present day.
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 Lawrence McQuillan was a guest on the Jason Lewis radio show. He discussed the economics and history of totalitarianism vs capitalism in terms of policies such as higher taxes for corporations, farm subsidies, price and rent controls and endless money supply and how history can show us which of these stifle prosperity. Private property and individualism are the foundations of freedom, argues McQuillan.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appeared on the Jason Lewis radio show to talk about his new book. Using the lessons of the past, Halbrook warns of government bureaucrats who pursue a national gun database and how those records have been used to unarm citizens. With today's technology, those records can fall into the wrong hands, as happened in Germany in the 1930s.