Tag:freedom

  • The left’s long war on the Constitution

    The United States was founded on the principle that government exists to protect the natural rights of the governed, including, especially, the natural right to liberty. The Declaration of Independence says so explicitly. The Constitution…

  • Freedom is a growth strategy

    Most studies show that, after adjusting for a range of control variables, states and localities with higher degrees of economic freedom — lower taxes, fewer regulations — have stronger economic performance.

  • Stay the course in 2018 for short-session success

    The N.C. General Assembly is scheduled to return for the 2018 short legislative session on Wednesday, May 16. There’s speculation on what they will do and just how short the short session will be. Analysts and lobbyists are asking where they will go and what it will mean beyond the…

  • About holidays, families, and country

    My oldest daughter is a single mom to three and a successful engineer in a top company. She understands the power of education and is fighting for the best opportunities for her children. My son and his wife, parents to my other two grandchildren, are conservationists, and we argue about the appropriate level of government intervention to…

  • Defense of freedom continues in 2017

    Regardless of the election results, on Wednesday all of us at the John Locke Foundation will come to work with the same goal we’ve had since the doors opened in 1990: Restraining government to its core, constitutional functions and enacting policies that expand freedom and opportunity for North Carolinians. Here…

  • JLF touts freedom in first candidate education forum of 2016 election season

    The John Locke Foundation touts the benefits of freedom during its first candidate education forum of the 2016 election season. The Jan. 8, 2016, forum in Raleigh features remarks from: Becki Gray, JLF vice president for outreach; Kory Swanson, JLF president and CEO; Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal managing editor; and…