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The Great Society Has Failed

BY ALLEN WEST The old folks down south had a saying when I was growing up that went something like this: “That fella is just...

Devolution to Revolution: An Already Demoralized U.S. is Now Being Destabilized

BY SELWYN DUKE The two destabilizing events recently occurring back-to-back, the response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd rioting, illustrate well how...

AOC’s Anti-Billionaire Animus Is a Threat to Us All

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Last , in a Martin Luther King Day public interview, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates asked democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) why he was...

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism: 20 of Her Best Quotes

In 1979, the Iron Lady assumed the premiership of a country riven with labor strife, racked by stagflation and run down by decades of...

The Pernicious ‘Living Document’ Theory of the Constitution

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden publicly shared his vision for the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he said...

Powers of Congress: Taxes – by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 14,  POWERS OF CONGRESS: TAXES § 902. WE have...

Note to Democrats: U.S. Does Not Have a Parliamentary System

BY BOB BARR As they say, “words have meaning”; even – rather, especially – words in the Constitution.  Take the words found in Article 2,...

Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE I grabbed a book off my shelf the other day that I had not read in years. The English Libertarian Heritage is a sampling of essays...

I must think of myself as a robot. It helps, a little. — Thomas Jefferson Leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP it is indeed far the most painful part of my duty, under which nothing could support me but the consideration that I...

The Ten Commandments and the importance of a moral, educated population

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not the laws. They are THE Law" ​-stated Cecil B. DeMille , November 8, 1956, at...

Federalist Papers, No. 23, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union Tuesday, December 18, 1787 THE...

The General Welfare – by Clarence Carson

CLARENCE CARSON Editor's note: This constitutional classic originally appeared in the August 1, 1983 edition of The Freeman. “I wish the Constitution was not so vague,”...

Edmund Burke on the French Revolution

American Minute with Bill Federer "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke is considered the most...

What’s Wrong with a Tax on Billionaires?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Among the many radical economic plans offered by various Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed an...

After the New York Ratifying Convention 1788: Letters of H.G. [Alexander Hamilton], Letter XVI

The Self-Educated American, Founders Corner Library: Major Works, Americanist Classics Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774  After the New York Ratifying Convention...

My Response to Time Magazine’s Cover Story on Capitalism

The case for true capitalism is a moral one that’s rooted in human nature and human rights. BY LAWRENCE W. REED The inventor of the now-famous...

Ominous Signs of Hatred in Politics

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Heated rhetoric and politics go hand in hand. In today’s hyper-politicized polity, the line between heated and hate-filled rhetoric is crossed often. This isn’t...

Labour and the Gulag: the Labour Party’s record of support for Totalitarian Socialism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST In 1910, Labour’s first leader, Keir Hardie, declared that “ memory is a consecrated treasure in the heart of millions of...

Current Elitist Threats to Our Republic

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”—Ronald Reagan “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face...

Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES Sam Adams, July 16, 1788 For your use I subjoin the following creed of every good American :—I believe that...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...

Potentially powerful pipeline precedents

~Radical Greens have given citizens the tools to stop destructive wind and solar projects~ Craig Rucker Fracking (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) has unleashed bounties of...