Washington knew his efforts were a means to an end—maintaining liberty. We would profit by reflecting on his words and whether the vision we act upon today reflects that vision or distorts it.
Underlying the political collectivism of the anti-Columbus crowd is a racist view of human nature.
The pandemic response enabled new government powers of surveillance, enforcement, and hegemony, resulting in the ultimate and global experiment in social management under the guise of science.
John Locke’s view reflects the fact that a government that has nothing of its own to give, but can only give what it takes from others, means it cannot “give” to some without involuntarily violating the general welfare of others.
Throughout history, some people have enjoyed greater wealth than others. However, American society was the first in which thatwealth was attained, not by conquest or confiscation, but by production and trade. For this, America’s capitalists were condemned.
The “monkish ignorance and superstition” of today is the misplaced belief that the individual is to be sacrificed to the group, the collective, to the nation – as long as the banner under which it is done is called “democracy” or “social justice.”
The American Revolution remains unique in human history: a revolution–and a nation–founded on a moral principle, the principle of individual rights.
Corporatism abolishes the competitive dynamic of competitive capitalism and replaces it with cartels run by oligarchs.
The proper evaluation of the United States in relation to slavery is this: ending slavery by fighting and winning the Civil War was a tremendous moral achievement and should be celebrated.
We are seeing a real-time example of how history is really written. The narrative is more self-serving than we knew. If all the power centers in society get something tremendously wrong, an informal conspiracy of silence develops around it, with the hope of just wiping it from the history books.
To then accuse capitalism of causing the poverty — while in the very act of eradicating it — is to commit both a historical error and a profound injustice.
Hamilton’s tariffs sought to maximize revenue, not help domestic manufacturing interests.
What is called Black History Month might more accurately be called “the sins of white people” month.
That innovative black Americans flourished in late 19th- and early 20th-century America is a little-known part of our Capitalist heritage.
“No, Sarah, Our Prosperity Wasn’t Extracted from Slaves”
Capitalism is not only practical, but also the only moral social system—and the only one fit for morally good people.
Hitler did not regard himself as being either on the left or on the right, but wanted to overcome both extremes – not in the ‘middle’, however, but by a new extreme in which both were abolished.
The differences between President Calvin Coolidge’s results and Joe Biden’s results are like night and day. Coolidge closely reflected our Founders’ insights in what he wrote and said, which we would truly profit from, given how far we have deviated from those ideas in modern America.
That innovative black Americans flourished in late 19th- and early 20th-century America is a little-known part of our heritage.
Who were the towering heroes in both Great Britain and the United States responsible for so markedly improving human living conditions?
America’s Early Presidents Were Admirable Men of Principle– Let us Hope we can Find More Like Them
The desire of “spreading the wealth” and for government to plan and regulate people’s lives is as old as the utopian fantasy in Plato’s Republic.
There is, today, a new chorus of voices once again calling for a socialist future of increased political paternalism and forms of centralized economic planning.
It is vital for the history of socialism not to be forgotten by those fortunate enough not to live under its reality of terror, tyranny, and social disaster, less history tragically repeat itself.
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