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John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" & its influence

American Minute with Bill Federer Imprisoned twelve years for preaching without permission from the government, he wrote "Pilgrim's Progress," an allegory of a man named...

Frédéric Bastiat on Legal Plunder

DAVID HART, THE FREEMAN Frédéric Bastiat’s unwritten History of Plunder ranks alongside Lord Acton’s History of Liberty and the third volume of Murray Rothbard’s Austrian...

How do the poor people live?

- Wise leaders seek to understand people and their situations. Jefferson was on a long walk to a neighboring village in France when he encountered this woman. He was always interested in how people lived, so he questioned her as they walked on together. She was all-too-representative of the European poor who had nothing ...

Tocqueville, Democracy In America, Appendix G

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix G We read in Jefferson's Memoirs as follows: "At the time of the first settlement of the English in...

Liberty-loving people’s greatest responsibility and duty

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Harold B. Lee Many questions are asked today as the disturbed conditions in the world become more confusing and...

Go And Sin No More

Old World Witness For Christ The Gospel of John contains this account of the woman taken in adultery: Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early...

Life of Theseus

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plutarch: “Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans”, Volume One, 75 A.C.E. I. As in books on geography, Sossius Senecio, the writers...

Civility? From the Democratic Party? You Gotta Be Kidding!

By Alan Caruba We have already begun to hear calls for civility in the remaining ten weeks of the campaigns until Election Day. While I...

A Wise Decision in the Regnerus Case

Clearly, what constitutes “junk science” or a “flawed study” can be a matter of some disagreement among well-informed experts. Carl L. Bankston

The Four Causes of Being: Jonathan Dolhenty

BEING AND EXISTENCE A Brief Introduction into the Nature of Reality by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART SEVEN The Four Causes of Being We come now to one of the...

Who Plans Best for Natural Disasters?

Private firms or government agencies? STEVEN HORWITZ, THE FREEMAN As Hurricane Isaac rakes the U.S. Gulf Coast, it’s worth reminding ourselves who really plans well for...

Defending America Takes More Than “Hope”

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Speaking to veterans at the American Legion conference this week, President Obama said, “Today, every American can be proud that the...

"Enemies Foreign & Domestic" – almost gave U.S. a fatal stab

American Minute with Bill Federer "Enemies foreign and domestic." He was one of America's most popular leaders for capturing Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen, and...

The Evil Forces Around Us

Called Unto Liberty, 2oth Century Sermons, David O. McKay We cannot, we must not, be insensible to the evil forces around us, and especially the...

Tocqueville, Democracy In America, Appendix F

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix F It is unnecessary to say that in the chapter which has just been read I have not...

Remembering the Roots and Branches

American Scripture And how merciful is our God unto us, for he remembereth the house of Israel, both roots and branches; and he stretches forth...

Oedipus At Colonus

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Sophocles: "Oedipus At Colonus," 429 B.C.E. ARGUMENT Oedipus, the blind and banished King of Thebes, has come in his wanderings to Colonus, a...

George Washington & American Indians

American Minute with Bill Federer In 1754, Colonel George Washington built Fort Necessity on Great Meadows, after a successful attack on the French in May....

Boston Non-Importation Agreement

Liberty Letters, August 1, 1768 The merchants and traders in the town of Boston having taken into consideration the deplorable situation of the trade, and...

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

BY IZZY KALMAN The simplest solutions are also the best I am a lover of simple solutions. While we tend to think that solutions are difficult,...