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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’

Liberty and Taxes

Liberty and Taxes

THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty. It is an abnormal society, for most of the social organizations of his­tory are of the authoritarian form in which a ruling class exploits the governed. Individual [...]

When Will the NAACP Truly Help Their People?

When Will the NAACP Truly Help Their People?

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Upon reading a post election article in which the NAACP is all fired up about supposed black voter suppression, my response was when will these people ever seriously do something to help black people? http://bit.ly/1z3creI Folks, I am sorry, but the NAACP and others in their civil rights syndicate are a [...]

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights advocates—what the left calls “right-wingers” like me (a label I proudly accept as herein defined)—is our radically different [...]

Socialism: A Barren System

Socialism: A Barren System

AMERICANIST ESSAYS, LEONARD E. READ Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 Socialism is just as surely state ownership and/or control of the means of production when in­stalled by majority vote as when installed by a dictator. Socialism doesn’t give a hoot how it climbs into the political saddle. Socialism [...]

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 [...]

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