Over the past seven months, millions of dollars have poured into online crowdfunding accounts associated…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
What Happened to the Millions of Dollars Raised by Standing Rock Protesters?

Over the past seven months, millions of dollars have poured into online crowdfunding accounts associated with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s unjustified crusade against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  To date, the violence-plagued protest has cost North Dakota taxpayers more than $33 million dollars, and diverted countless resources to assist local law enforcement.

Through February 14, over $13.5 million has reportedly been raised for the protesters through at least 350 different online accounts setup on sites like GoFundMe and FundRazr.  While the list represents some of the more serious fundraising efforts, it's estimated that upwards of 20,000 individual campaigns exist, likely equating to millions in additional income.

So where is all of that money going?  Nobody really knows.…[more]

February 16, 2017 • 06:05 pm

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
Dodd-Frank: Ripe for Repeal
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, February 16 2017
Stop me if you've heard this before.  It's a tragically recurring tale.  As an economic bubble gradually forms, everything appears to be going well.  The tech sector.  The housing sector.  Healthcare.  Then inevitably, the bubble becomes unsustainable, and bursts.  A recession often ensues.  Somehow everyone seems surprised, as if things were going to be different this time.  We thought we had figured it out after the last bubble.  Hadn't new laws been passed and new bureaucracies created to prevent this from happening again?   Terrified…
 
CFIF U.S. Presidents Quiz
Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives. (Answer key…
Read more...
Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama
The resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn has the anti-Trump media declaring the new…
Read more...
 
Obamacare Repeal Is a Jobs Program
On Saturday, Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders called for nationwide protests to stop…
Read more...
Time for Trump to Hit Campaign Trail
President Trump's many critics say his young administration is a hot mess. His defenders say Trump has…
Read more...
 
Elizabeth Warren For President
First of all, despite the martyr act, no one has the power to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And that's…
Read more...
Another Kind of Resistance
There is no way to prove this, but see if you agree with me: The average American parent would be glad…
Read more...
 
Intellectual Property: The Fuel of Interest to the Fire of American Genius
What competitive advantage begat American exceptionalism?  How, despite such a brief lifespan,…
Read more...
End the Fake Filibuster
Tuesday, Senate Democrats lost the battle to stop President Trump's pick for secretary of education.…
Read more...
 
Judge Robart's National Security Expertise
Judge James Robart, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington State, believes…
Read more...
Supreme Court: Gorsuch May Go Beyond Scalia
During last year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump assured wary voters that, "I am looking to…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Which one of the following former U.S. Presidents and his First Lady embarked on a lengthy road trip months following the inauguration of his successor?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"Before Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the Environmental Protection Agency's new administrator, the New York Times reported agency staff fighting against his nomination. This is highly unusual and inappropriate. It shows not only how difficult his new job will be but also how necessary it is that he succeed. And it shows, too, how great a threat rogue bureaucracy can become to constitutional order.…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
 
Liberty Poll   

U.S. stock indexes have jumped to record highs since President Trump was inaugurated, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 20,000. Where would the Dow be if Hillary Clinton had been elected president?