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Fascist Franklin Roosevelt’s Bogus Economic Bill of Rights

Not one of these “rights” can be provided to anyone without some other American reduced in his freedom.

Capitalism is Good in Theory and in Practice

Capitalism is Good in Theory and in Practice

Upon hearing an argument for capitalism, many respond, “That is good in theory, but it would never work in real life.” Such a statement is wrong in both theory and in practice. (And it is actually an example of a fundamental philosophical error–the mind/body...

Visiting Nixon’s Birthplace

Visiting Nixon’s Birthplace

“I was born in a house my father built.” So said Richard Nixon (1913-1994) about his birthplace in Orange County, California. A recent visit to the home, located on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and museum (which opened in 1990 with...

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

In 1839, John O’Sullivan, editor of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, wrote a piece titled “The Great Nation of Futurity” in which he argued that the United States had a divine destiny to occupy the American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific....

Remembering the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Remembering the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Seeing Reginald Denny being assaulted and mutilated for the color of his skin on live television provided an unforgettable lesson in the politics of race-baiting: that jumping to conclusions may impair government from protecting the public and instead incur looting and killing. L.A.’s riots are a harsh reminder that replacing facts with feelings – which was done by city leaders, the president and a pack of journalists – is a matter of life and death.

The Truth About President Kennedy

The Truth About President Kennedy

“I’d rather my children red than dead,” President Kennedy told a young White House virgin whom he had summoned for sex, during the so-called Cuban missile crisis, according to the New York Post‘s account of a new book, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John...

Part II: The Bumpy Road toward Individualism

Individualism began as a doctrine implicit in the Ancient Greek view of man, best captured in their art and in Aristotelian philosophy. That view consisted essentially of reality being knowable and the base of all knowledge, and of man as a heroic being. Such a view...

Part I: The Bumpy Road To Individualism

With the rise of the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt (between c. 5000 and 4000 BCE), men’s social groupings expanded. Previously, the social groupings of prehistoric man had slowly developed from family to clan to tribe. The advent of the Neolithic...

Riots in France: The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Riots in France: The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Riots that began on the outskirts of Paris have spread into the center of the French capital and to other communities in other parts of the country. Thousands of cars have been set on fire and the police and even medical personnel have been shot at. Like many other...

Columbus Day: The Cure for 9/11

Columbus Day: The Cure for 9/11

On Columbus Day, in sum, we celebrate Western civilization with the utter certainty that it is good according to an objective standard: man’s life. America therefore deserves to prevail against the religious totalitarians who would destroy industrial civilization and return mankind to the Stone Age.

Christopher Columbus, We Salute You

Christopher Columbus, We Salute You

Most Columbus Days are marked by rabid condemnations of the explorer as a genocidal maniac bent on destroying the peaceful and innocent native peoples who populated the Caribbean islands which Columbus discovered. These condemnations are not only unwarranted but...

Who Whipped Communism?

Who Whipped Communism?

Soviet President Brezhnev, one of the last of the Soviet Communist dictators, hated the Catholic Church, according to conversations reported in The Wall Street Journal. Back during the Cold War Brezhnev is quoted as saying, "Sooner or later [the Church] would gag in...

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