About the DKT Liberty Project

Thomas Jefferson warned, “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Mindful of this trend, the Liberty Project was founded to promote individual liberty against encroachment by all levels of government. Learn more...

Supporting Scientists at the Rice Research Institute in the Philippines to Publicize Golden Rice

November 30, 2016

The DKT Liberty Project has agreed to provide financial assistance to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in the Philpines. The money is earmarked to provide information and communications about Golden Rice to government of cials and the public. Over a million people, primarily women and young children, and mostly in Asia, die each Read the full article…

DKT Liberty Project fights to protect citizens from civil forfeiture laws and exposes “policing for profit”


On March 24, 2016, 23-year old Salvador Franco and his girlfriend were confronted by a state trooper while stopped at a westbound rest area on I-70 in Kansas. What followed was a nightmare travesty of justice. Their individual freedom and civil liberties were clearly violated,” says Franco’s attorney, David B. Smith, of Alexandria Virginia. Under Read the full article…

DKT Covers Legal Fees in Asset Forfeiture Case

November 29, 2016

In the following article from Salina.com, Attorney David B. Smith, of Alexandria, Va., confirms the DKT Liberty Project has agreed to pay civil asset forfieture victim’s legal expenses based on the circumstances under which he was detained and his money was taken. A.C. Bushnell, program director for The DKT Liberty Project, said situations like Franco’s are Read the full article…

Praeger Publishing Releases New Book by Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers

March 10, 2016

THE HUMAN COST OF WELFARE; How the System Hurts the People It’s Supposed to Help By Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers, Foreword by Jonathan Rauch “Highly readable and thoroughly researched, this book reveals the tragic secret of our welfare state: It is hurting the people it is intended to help. The Human Cost of Welfare then provides Read the full article…

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Cellphone Privacy Rights

May 6, 2014

In a landmark ruling on June 25th, the US Supreme Court held that when police officers make an arrest, they are not allowed to search the arrestee’s cell phone without first obtaining a search warrant. The sweeping 9-0 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, brought Fourth Amendment rights against illegal searches into the digital age. Read the full article…

Bravo, Mr. Kristof

December 13, 2012

New York Times editorialist Nicholas Kristof did a brave thing on Sunday when he posted his article “When Parents Have an Incentive for Their Kids to Fail …” . In the article he reported on Kentucky parents who take their children out of literacy and reading programs because they want their children to remain illiterate Read the full article…

DKT Liberty Project Tackles Welfare

July 22, 2012

“…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We all recognize the memorable phrase enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, right? Yes, we were declaring our independence from the British, and yes, we were laying out the foundation for a whole new nation, and yes, we were fundamentally changing the rules of the global expansion game, and yet Read the full article…