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Becky Akers

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Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian who publishes so voluminously that whole forests of gigabytes have died. You've heard of some of the publications that carry her work (The Freeman, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Barron's, New York Post, American History Magazine, Independent Review, Military History Magazine, Ottawa Citizen,,,,; others can only wish you'd heard of them. She's also written two novels of the American Revolution, Halestorm and Abducting Arnold. They advocate sedition and liberty, among other joys.

Becky Akers's Articles

Morality Is Indispensable for Liberty

The founders observed morality’s unbreakable link with liberty.

- September 08, 2016

New York's Subway Expansion: A Disaster Only Government Could Create

Capitalists realized that they would have to charge passengers so much to cover this feat of engineering that the subway wasn’t feasible—and indeed, to this day, taxpayers heavily subsidize New York City's transit. So when statists insist that only government can build and run subways… they’re right.

- August 09, 2016

The TSA Descends from Incompetence to Inhumanity

Experts have said that the TSA's security measures are little more than illusions meant to calm the masses. But when those illusions repeatedly result in abuse and cruelty, they are not worth the feeling of safety they are meant to provide.

- July 18, 2016

Yearning to Breathe Free

Americans cry ever more loudly for Leviathan to increase its unconstitutional power. Yet each time we clamor for the feds to restrict foreigners’ movements, we tighten our own bonds.

- October 01, 2009

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall!

All of us should worry, if not panic, when we remember that the walls keeping others out also keep us in.

- May 21, 2009

Liquid Lies

- January 20, 2009

Undoing the Fourth Amendment

Carlos Gonzalez, 21, of Weston, Florida, stands spread-eagled while an officer pats him down. When the officer bends to frisk his legs, Carlos lowers his arms without asking permission. The officer snarls, "Hey,were not even close to being finished. What are you trying to hide?" While a crowd watches, Carlos is ordered to disrobe. He hands over his shoes and belt and empties his pockets as the search continues in mortifying detail.

- October 01, 2005

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