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Cicero—True Law

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS WITH STEVE FARRELL We live in a time where revolutionary forces are attempting to convince mankind that there are no...

Cicero—Is Freedom the Right to Exploit Law In Order to Destroy It?

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, CICERO I tell you that freedom does not mean the freedom to exploit law in order to destroy it! It is...

In Search of Meaning—C.S. Lewis

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, C.S. LEWIS “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no...

Calvin: Do Not Abate Your Speed as You Approach Your Goal

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, JOHN CALVIN Do not abate your speed, because you approach the goal, ... By too much delay the harvest-time will...

Martin Luther: Here I Stand

Here I stand; I can do no otherwise. God help me. Amen! Martin Luther

Liberty and Responsibility are Inseparable

Daily Dabble in the Classics, F.A. Hayek Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also...

The First of the Three Spirits

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Stave 2 - The First of the Three Spirits When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of...

A Christmas Carol, Stave 1, Marley’s Ghost

A  Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Stave 1 - Marley's Ghost Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register...

Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew...

Adam Smith: Free Private Enterprise Vs. The Folly of Human Laws

FREE ENTERPRISE ZONE: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 1776 The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security...

The World of Universals: Logical Universals – Predicables

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Logical Universals: Predicables The logical universal expresses the nature common to many, precisely as it is applicable to many. Our intellect considers the...

The Ethics of Enough

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Who has not said or heard someone else say "Enough is enough"? The statement is a tautology and, as such,...

Four Problems with Physician-Assisted Suicide

RYAN T. ANDERSON, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug...

John Locke: Philosopher of Freedom and Natural Rights

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. It is an undisputed fact of history that the gems of the American Declaration of Independence are contained in the writings of...

Longfellow: Courtship of Miles Standish, Part I

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW The Courtship of Miles Standish I. Miles Standish IN the Old Colony days, in Plymouth the land of...

Aquinas: On Just War

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the...

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...

Heaven Lies About Us In Our Infancy—Wordsworth

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Intimations of Immortality Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's...

Cicero: One Law for All

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, CICERO In the last years of the Roman Republic, Marcus Tullius Cicero, penned his dialogue De Legibus (On the Laws)....

Bastiat: Law's Preexistence, Definition, and Jurisdiction

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Frédéric Bastiat It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of...

Emerson—The Man with the Hoe

American Thought Emerson’s essay on “Farming”—first published in Society and Solitude—was initially an oration given to the Middlesex Agricultural Society during the Cattle-Show on September...

The Rule of Law v. The Rule of Men—Aristotle

DABBLING IN THE CLASSICS, ARISTOTLE Therefore he who bids the law rule may be deemed to bid God and Reason alone rule, but he who...

Xenophon—Œconomick: IV

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. But I do not pretend that it can be learnt by...

Xenophon—Œconomick: III

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. I cannot exempt myself from the Calumnies of many of my Countrymen:...

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

BY SELWYN DUKE Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am referring to Iraq, but not to the hapless George...

Xenophon—Œconomick: II

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. To have an Eye over those, whose Business lies within Doors; and...

Xenophon—Œconomick: I

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. We agreed in the first Place, said Socrates, that Oeconomy is the...

Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Queen

Jim Bludso, Of the Prairie Belle. (Pike County Ballads.) ————— WALL, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Because he don’t live, you see: Leastways, he’s got out of...

A Fable: The Ass and His Master

The ASS and His OLD MASTER. ————— UPON a Change of Government in any State, the poorer Sort change only the Name of their Master. The...

Light Shining out of Darkness

Light Shining Out of Darkness. ————— GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the...