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Required Video Watching: Friedman & Obamacare

“The only cases in which the masses have escaped from…grinding poverty, the only cases in recorded history, are where they had Capitalism and (largely) free trade.” ~~ Milton Friedman A book that should be required reading in every high school across the nation (and re-viewed again in college) is the late Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. Friedman presents very clear… Read more »

Healthcare: Forced Upon Us All

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Fees, taxes, prices have increased steadily for as long as I’ve been alive.  Government takes more and more of my paycheck to fund many things I don’t even agree with.  With this Healthcare bill being rammed through Congress the government is about to take even more.  You and I will be forced to purchase health insurance if this bill passes,… Read more »

How Freedoms Wain (or, How Government Grows)

It’s been said that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.  Vigilance against what?  There’s only one answer: Government encroachment (growth).   Human Government will aways tend towards centralization and proliferation. A Government centralizes power by taking responsibility for (control over) more and more things that were before controlled by a smaller local body or government.  E.g., A state’s air-quality… Read more »

Liberty… At All Times

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I apologize for going the past several days without any new posts.  I find that sometimes I must edit (read: censor) what I write lest it be too impulsive, too undeveloped and hasty.   I’ve been working on a post that’s more like two or three posts (we’ll see what form it takes ultimately) on the topic of Liberty and… Read more »

The Challenge for Citizens of the United States

The challenge before American citizens comes from words spoken over a millennia ago.  Consider the declaration made by this Anglo-Saxon maxim: “That which thy fathers bequeathed thee, earn it anew if thou would’st possess it.” Who were our fathers? To name but a few: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Adams, Fisher Ames, and Benjamin… Read more »

Older Vid Still ‘blowing up’

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  The growing interest in politics as we approach the elections is perhaps the reason a video I made some months ago is yet again garnering a lot of interest and comments.  The video itself having now been seen some 16,000 times.  I thought I’d post it here again for those of you who missed it the first time.  My… Read more »