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Psychology of the Marxist Death Cult

Psychology of the Marxist Death Cult

BY CHRISTOPHER C.M. WARREN Albert Einstein once said: "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Lithuanian-born American International anarchist Emma Goldman who was involved in left-wing activities from about 1890 to 1917 also said: "The ultimate end of [...]

Individualism Verses Communism—Clarence Carson

Individualism Verses Communism—Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, February 01, 1963 There is no difficulty today in get­ting assent to the proposition that something untoward has happened to individualism in America. It is a commonplace saying that con­formity has been raised to the position of a prime virtue and that the [...]

The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism

The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 7 Once an activity has been socialized for a spell, nearly everyone will concede that that’s the way it should be. Without socialized education, how would the poor get their schooling? Without the socialized post office, how would farmers receive their mail except at great [...]

Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?

Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Even a few white conservative radio hosts became uncomfortable and pushed back against my saying that slavery happened a ga-zillion years ago and it is time for black America to get over it. Apparently, they considered such a statement coming from a black person too Uncle Tom-ish for even them. Their [...]

Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

BY ALAN CARUBA The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, nor punish them for failing to do so. Central to the liberties enshrined in these documents is the belief that they come from a higher power and America exists because [...]

Capitalism Fosters Greed and Government Policy Must Temper It

Capitalism Fosters Greed and Government Policy Must Temper It

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 6 On April 19, 2014, the Colonial Bread store in my town of Newnan, Georgia, closed its doors after a decade in business. The parent company explained, “In order to focus more sharply on our core competencies, the decision was made to close some of our retail stores.” A [...]

Warren Buffett’s Federal Tax Rate Is Less than His Secretary’s

Warren Buffett’s Federal Tax Rate Is Less than His Secretary’s

GEORGE P. HARBISON, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 5 In August 2011, Warren Buffett wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times in which he made the assertion that his 2010 “federal tax rate” of 17.4 percent was 18.6 percentage points less than the 36.0 percent average rate paid by the 20 other workers in his [...]

The More Complex the Society, the More Government Control We Need

The More Complex the Society, the More Government Control We Need

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 4 Argued a college president at a recent seminar: “Your free market, private property, limited government theories were all right under the simple conditions of a century or more ago, but surely they are unworkable in today’s complex economy. The more complex the society, the [...]

Window Into the Future

Window Into the Future

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The problems with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (a.k.a. socialism) — no choice of doctors or hospitals, no insurance companies, [...]

Semicentennial of LBJ’s War on Poverty

Semicentennial of LBJ’s War on Poverty

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY This year, the cheerleaders for big government are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the launching of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. This should be an occasion for mourning, not celebration, because that was the most expensive legislative failure in our history. Yes, failure. Today we have four million Americans who [...]

Time to Privatize OPIC

Time to Privatize OPIC

BRYAN RILEY, BRETT D. SCHAEFER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Bryan Riley Brett Schaefer The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) provides political risk insurance, loan guarantees, and direct loans to U.S. and foreign companies to encourage investment in developing and emerging economies. OPIC artificially lowers the cost of such [...]

The Government Welfare System Will Fall

The Government Welfare System Will Fall

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, MARION G. ROMNEY Now, my brothers and sisters, the handwriting is on the wall; “the interpretation thereof sure.” (Dan. 2:45.) Both history and prophecy—and I may add, common sense—bear witness to the fact that no civilization can long endure which follows the course charted by bemused [...]

Harry S Truman born this date 1884

Harry S Truman born this date 1884

American Minute with Bill Federer Harry S Truman was born MAY 8, 1884. He was captain of a field artillery battery in France during World War I. He was a county judge, a U.S. Senator, and Vice-President under Franklin Roosevelt. When Roosevelt died, Truman became the 33rd U.S. President, addressing Congress, April 16, 1945: "Our forefathers [...]

The Assault on Free Speech

The Assault on Free Speech

BY ALAN CARUBA We have been witnessing a growing assault on free speech in America by the Left and too often it is succeeding. The demand by members of the Rutgers University faculty that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice be dis-invited to be the commencement speaker is the latest example and her decision to withdraw, while [...]

Christian Socialism – a true oxymoron

Christian Socialism – a true oxymoron

BY T.F. STERN The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a fellow named Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and it was formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942.  Bellamy felt strongly that it should be used in the public school system and used Columbus Day to kick start its use as it coincided with the opening of the World's [...]

Science, Free Speech, and the Courts

Science, Free Speech, and the Courts

BY ALAN CARUBA The public, after decades of global warming advocacy, now called “climate change”, has begun to conclude that claims of a massive warming trend were dubious and that real climate change is the natural response of the planet to forces well beyond any impact of the human race. The fact is that the Earth has been in a cooling [...]

A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) In Western Europe, over a very long period of time, events transpired which would result in what we now call the Industrial Revolution. It’s widely accepted that it really got underway in the second half of the eighteenth century. About one hundred years later something [...]

Equality Serves the Common Good

Equality Serves the Common Good

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism #3 “Free people are not equal, and equal people are not free.” I wish I could remember who first said that. It ought to rank as one of the great truths of all time, and one that is fraught with profound meaning. Equality before the law—for instance, being judged innocent or [...]

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 4 – Nor Commies Either …

Rebels They Were Not! – Part 4 – Nor Commies Either …

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: Read "Rebels They Were Not" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 If you haven't stepped inside a college classroom of late, you ought to. There you will see your taxes doing some of their "best" work; there you will discover whence cometh the appellation "rebel" so graciously attached to our [...]

Is Grief an Evil?

Is Grief an Evil?

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10 Is grief an evil? More to the point, is there something fundamentally wrong with you or me, or a family member, or the neighbor down the road, or the poor fellow across the ocean having an absolutely devastating day, week, month, year, decade or, perhaps, lifetime – as some of [...]

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