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Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part I

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty...

The Test of Right and Wrong – Albert E. Bowen

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Albert E. Bowen Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be...

A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

A Republic's Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

Daniel Webster: If We Recklessly Destroy the Constitution

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER One of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S....

George Washington Dies

American Minute with Bill Federer He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it...

We are in a state of perfect despotism

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, September 27, 1771 SIR I am greatly indebted to you for your several Letters of . To let you know that I am...

Continuation Of The Preceding Chapters

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 7, Continuation Of The Preceding Chapters I BELIEVE that it is easier to establish an...

What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 6, What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear I HAD remarked during my...

An Overview of Natural Law

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, Ph.D. Natural law theory is one of the most important theories in the philosophy of Classical Realism. It is also widely misunderstood...

Alexis de Tocqueville: The New Despotism

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Alexis de Tocqueville I see an innumerable multitude of men, alike and equal, constantly circling around in pursuit of...

Aristotle: True vs. Perverted Forms of Government

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Aristotle The conclusion is evident: that governments which have a regard to the common interest are constituted in accordance with...

“What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear”

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Sheldon Richman I took that title from volume 2, section 4, chapter 6 of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America...

Subjugating Ourselves — Sheldon Richman

In The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, the sixteenth-century French poet, judge, and political philosopher Étienne de La Boétie wondered: How it happens that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him

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