An “Award” Calling Out the Worst Abusers of Civil Liberties
The New Civil Liberties Alliance is proud to announce the Second Annual King George III Prize – a campaign to call attention to the most egregious violations of our basic civil liberties by highlighting the people and institutions responsible for those abuses. In many cases, especially where the Administrative State is involved, the perpetrators are unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats protected by byzantine layers of regulatory process. Their violations are often hidden from public view, obfuscated by a lack of notice, circumvention of due process, and a damnably incurious press.
But no more! The King George III Prize is here to shine the light of transparency on these constitutional misdeeds! They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Look on these execrable works, ye reader, but despair no longer!
Wait … Are You Serious?
While NCLA is seriously committed to defending our most basic civil liberties, these awards are intended to be a satirical take on some of the people and institutions who have the most impact on our civil liberties. Inspired by examples such as the Golden Fleece Awards and the Golden Raspberry Awards (The Razzies!), the King George III Prize competition (aka, the Georgies) is a light-hearted way to discuss topics about which everyone should care deeply.
Help Us Fill Out Our Bracket!
In keeping with the spirit of the madness of March and King George, we are preparing to seed a bracket of 32 nominees comprising the state and federal agencies and officials who committed the worst abuses of civil liberties in 2021. Join us as we thumb our noses at these runaway regulators, officious bureaucrats, and god-complex governors. Watch gleefully as we force them to battle it out head-to-head in tournament-style match-ups.