Category: Spark Freedom

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember and Honor

Two days before Memorial Day 2021, on a beautiful Saturday morning, I and several members of the Madison Liberty Institute team found ourselves at a graveyard, pacing the rows of the headstones as we diligently searched for emblems of military service. We, along with many others, combed the names and titles on each headstone to ensure…

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Anderson: Freedom of Violence 

By Abigail J. Anderson This past year, I watched painfully as my city burned to the ground. I am a native Minnesotan, born and raised in the Twin City suburbs. I love Minnesota—the lakes, natural beauty, the people, the history and culture, and all the museums and entertainment the Twin Cities have to offer.  On…

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What Is My Role In Civil Society?

Standing up for what you believe in and having an opinion on an issue doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? My experience leads me to the conclusion that it must be difficult, as I have seen a pitiful lack of shouldering our civic responsibility to be involved in politics and current issues. And I’m guilty…

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Does the Federal Government Have the Right?

There are few powers that were originally given to congress by the United States Constitution. These powers are known as the “enumerated powers”. These powers were meant to ensure that the federal government would be limited in its authority over the states and the people. Specifically, the enumerated powers allow the government authority to handle…

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Socialism: The Vacuum of Hope

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a liberty-minded economics conference in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by the Foundation for Economic Education. As a History major, I’m not very familiar with economics (and honestly, I’ve always found the subject intimidating because it involves math). So, FeeCon was a great learning experience for me….

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Who’s Your Favorite Founder?

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we asked our intern team at Madison Liberty who their favorite Founders were and to write a brief paragraph to explain why.  Read their thoughts below! Abigail Adams Abigail Adams did not attend the Constitutional convention or fight in the revolutionary war. However, Adams epitomized the American spirit. She was intelligent,…

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Into the Beehive: A Students Point of View of the 2019 Salt Lake Women’s March

Many people said a conservative walking into the women’s march was like walking into the lion’s den. To me, it felt like walking into a swarming beehive. Would a mob of women in pink hats mobilize to push us out? Did the movement of women solidarity apply to those who disagree with their cause? We…

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