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Book Review: The Permission Society

Not having to ask permission is one of the most essential parts of freedom. Is opening sentence of the ‘Permission Society: How the ruling class turns our freedoms into Privileges and what we can do about it’ written by Timothy Sandefur. The book explores how our freedoms are gradually being turned into privileges granted by the state and the ruling elite.

Sandefur the Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute. He brings his considerable legal knowledge to this book and explores how the courts have interpreted traditional freedoms in the United States. In the book’s first chapter, Charters of Liberty granted by power he compares the the inalienable rights envisions by the America’s founding fathers with charters of liberty that were granted by Kings or the State that existed elsewhere.

The first chapter makes clear that James Madison clearly felt Read the rest

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