Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Wednesday August 26th 2015

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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

‘Free Enterprise Zone’

On Freedom and Order

On Freedom and Order

BY LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Originally published by The Freeman: Ideas On Liberty, January 1965 My purpose in this essay is to throw some light on an important but obscure argument concerning the orderly nature of the free mar­ket economy. Unless the point is understood, the free economy stands in danger of extinction. But if the point [...]

Climate Crisis, Inc.

Climate Crisis, Inc.

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~$1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing~ No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So how do White [...]

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

By Mary Kay Barton ~Politically connected industrial wind zealots are destroying rural America and electricity markets~ “If you have no conscience, no morals, no aesthetic sensibility, no understanding of free markets; if you hate wildlife, people and the natural landscape; if you loathe private property… then the ... wind industry is [...]

Capitalists Have a Better Plan

Capitalists Have a Better Plan

Why Decentralized Planning is Superior to Bureaucracy and Socialism ROBERT P. MURPHY, THE FREEMAN To early 20th-century intellectuals, capitalism looked like anarchy. Why, they wondered, would we trust deliberative, conscious guidance when building a house but not when building an economy? It was fashionable among these socialist [...]

Defining the Waters of the United States – Déjà vu all over again?

Defining the Waters of the United States – Déjà vu all over again?

ROBERT T. SMITH, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect [...]

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Fear-mongering, pollution standards and negligence rules don’t apply when EPA is at fault~ On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold [...]

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A few years ago, cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions failed to reach President Barack Obama’s desk because constituents gave their Members an earful that cap and trade would amount to a massive energy tax. When the bill died in Congress, President Obama said that there was more than [...]

The War On Air Conditioning Heats Up

The War On Air Conditioning Heats Up

BY SARAH SKWIRE, THE FREEMAN It started with the pope. In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, he singled out air conditioning as a particularly good example of wasteful habits and excessive consumption that overcome our better natures: People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful [...]

A Texas-Sized Victory for Economic Liberty

A Texas-Sized Victory for Economic Liberty

WESLEY HOTTOT, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE In a sweeping decision with major implications for entrepreneurs in Texas and across the nation, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that economic regulations will no longer be rubber-stamped. Indeed, the court, and most notably a resounding concurring opinion by Justice Don Willett, expressly rejected the passive [...]

The Patent Case that Threatens the Internet

The Patent Case that Threatens the Internet

K. WILLIAM WATSON, CATO INSTITUTE The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments today in a case about dental retainers that could threaten the free flow of information over the Internet.  The question is whether the U.S. International Trade Commission has the authority to bar the “importation” of digital [...]

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