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Happy July 2: "The most memorable Epocha in the History of America"

Yes, yes, July 4 is when we officially celebrate American independence, commemorating the day 56 men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty. But John Adams for a moment believed the more momentous occasion was July 2, when the delegates of the Continental Congress cast the fateful vote to draft the Declaration of Independence that would sunder America’s ties with Great Britain. Adams, along with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, formed the drafting committee.

Those were heady days, the culmination of years of argument, abuse, and violence, with plenty more to come. Adams, standing at the center of history, took time to take stock and convey his thoughts to his beloved wife Abigail in two letters he wrote the morning and evening of July…[more]

July 02, 2015 • 05:40 pm
Execrable ObamaCare Ruling Offers Important Corrective for Conservatives and Libertarians

Execrable ObamaCare Ruling Offers Important Corrective for Conservatives and Libertarians

This week, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy paradoxically discredited a Supreme Court whose legacy and popular standing they appear so desperate to sustain.

How Climate Alarmists — and Some Skeptics — Misuse and Abuse Pope Francis

How Climate Alarmists — and Some Skeptics — Misuse and Abuse Pope Francis

On close inspection, what Francis has to say doesn’t quite jibe with the core tenets of the Church of Global Warming, which are often anti-capitalist, anti-growth and at times even anti-human.

CFIF Independence Day Quiz

CFIF Independence Day Quiz

Take CFIF's 13 Question Independence Day Quiz to test your knowledge of American history and civics.

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Supreme Court Round-Up

Megan Brown, Partner in the Washington, DC, office of Wiley Rein LLP, discusses some of the decisions from the just-completed October 2014 term of the U.S. Supreme Court -- particularly cases relating to free speech and regulatory authority -- potential certiorari grants for next term, and the likelihood of any[more]
TPA: A Victory for Free Market Principles

Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President of the National Taxpayers Union, discusses the passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), its potential to reduce government burdens on trade and create more opportunity for America to lead internationally, and how the TPA is a much-needed tool for expanding market[more]
Solving America's Public Pension Crisis

Lawrence McQuillan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, discusses his latest book, "California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis," why we have a moral obligation to solve America's pension crisis[more]
How Anti-Intellectualism Threatens Our Basic Freedoms

Mark Bauerlein, co-editor of "The State of the American Mind: 18 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism", discusses how and why the American mind has failed to prosper despite America's extraordinary wealth, rising college enrollment rates and stunning advancements in technology. [more]
 
Celebrating the Red, White and Blue

The Center for Individual Freedom celebrates the Red, White and Blue and wishes everyone a Happy Independence Day!…[more]
The Wisdom of Justice Obama

CFIF's Renee Giachino discussed how President Obama's rhetoric regarding ObamaCare and the challenge currently before the Supreme Court to the law's subsidies is both…[more]
Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces

This week, CFIF salutes all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their bravery, honor and service to our country...[more]
Congress' ObamaCare Fraud

CFIF's Renee Giachino demands accountability for the apparent fraud that took place enabling Members of Congress and their staff to circumvent clear rules under ObamaCare in…[more]
A Great Deal... for Iran

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how the recently announced nuclear "deal" with Iran is dangerous and a complete failure, including by President Obama's own stated…[more]
Sorry, Hillary: We're Not Convinced

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses Hillary Clinton's response to the scandal involving her email during her time as Secretary of State...[more]
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"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation…[more]
 
 
—The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776
— The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776
 
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