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Beccaria—Of False Ideas of Utility

Background of the American Revolution In 1794, Cesare Beccaria anonymously publishes a small treatise on crime and punishment. Influential and widly read, the founders incorporated...

Federalist Papers No. 71, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, March 18, 1788 Executive (Presidential) Term Length, Independence from the Legislature, Firmness DURATION in office has been mentioned as the second...

Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

PAUL L. POIROT, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 9 It is not the right of property which is protected, but the right to property....

No Kings In America!—A Biblical Appeal

Paine’s Christianity: Part 3 BY STEVE FARRELL “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right,” argued Thomas...

The Economy Needs More Planning–Central Planning, That Is

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 8 Thanksgiving is just one day each year.  But because we have so much to be...

Take Back the Word “Liberal”

JEFFREY A. TUCKER, THE FREEMAN For 2015, I would like to pick up an old campaign to take back the word “liberal” for the cause...

Federalist Papers No. 70, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, March 15, 1788 The Executive Department Further Considered THERE is an idea, which is not without its advocates, that a vigorous...

Clarence Carson: The Road to Collectivism

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History, Part 5 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Sept. 01, 1962 Americans came upon...

The Interview: Paine's Christianity, Part 2

BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of...

The Interview: Paine’s Christianity, Part 2

BY STEVE FARRELL Was founder Thomas Paine ever a Christian, and ever anything other than a man who shouted the Bible down as "Fraud!" Most of...

Blackstone—Of the Parliament

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England , Book 1 (Rights of Persons) CHAPTER 2—OF THE PARLIAMENT  WE are next to treat...

A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History, Part 4 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS   Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, August 01, 1962 Any capable observer should...

Federalist Papers, No. 69—Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS March 14, 1788 The Real Characters of the Chief Executive I PROCEED now to trace the real characters of the proposed Executive, as...

Blackstone: Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England - Book 1: Rights of Persons, Chapter 1 1765-1769 The objects of the laws of...

The Trouble With Kings

New World Witness for Jesus Christ Mosiah proposes that judges be chosen in place of a king—Unrighteous kings lead their people into sin—Alma the...

Judicial Monopoly Over the Constitution: Jefferson’s View

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date Oct 1, 1983 Do the Federal courts have a monopoly of the interpretation...

Judicial Monopoly Over the Constitution: Jefferson's View

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date Oct 1, 1983 Do the Federal courts have a monopoly of the interpretation...

Federalist Papers No. 67, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, March 11, 1788 Hamilton compares presidential power to temporarily fill vacancies in the Senate to similar powers exercised by state...

Plato: Extreme Liberty and the Road to Tyranny

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, PLATO Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most...

Because We’re Running Out of Resources, Government Must Manage Them

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 2 Milton Friedman once said, “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,...

Right and Wrong, Not Right and Left—Clarence Manion

THE AMERICANIST, MORAL FOUNDATIONS: CLARENCE E. MANION Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, July 01, 1963 I have almost lost faith in se­mantics, and if I...

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...

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...

Federalist Papers No. 66, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, March 8. 1788 Principle Objections that Have Appeared Against the Proposed Court for the Trial of Impeachments Considered A REVIEW of the...

Should Republicans Restore the Judicial Filibuster?

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE When Republicans take control of the Senate in January, should they revive the judicial filibuster that Democrats instituted in 2003 when...

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...

In the Shadow of the Unknown

Fear is a political instrument, but knowledge is power CONOR BOYACK, THE FREEMAN Your doorbell rings in the dark of night, so you quietly approach the...

Great Pillars of American Liberty

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Not long ago, I watched a noted atheist - an ACLU member - venomously attacked American Christians for daring to...

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...

Federalist Papers Number 65—Hamilton

FOUNDERS LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, March 7, 1788 Powers of the Senate (Continued) THE remaining powers which the plan of the convention allots to the Senate, in...