Category: Politics and Freedom

1776: Libertarian Revolution Against Conservatives of Power

In his magnificent Libertarian Manifesto For a New Liberty, Murray Rothbard made the case that the American Revolution of 1776 was a principled libertarian revolution – not a conservative revolution. The conservatives were those who wanted to continue their illegitimate, market-insane privileges; the revolutionaries actually cared about the principles of liberty. Classical Liberals Rothbard credited […]

Friday June 6th, 2014 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

Lincoln Cheated

Dishonest Abe Lincoln cheated to win his bid for reelection in 1864: 11 out of the 25 states of the Union did not allow their fighting soldiers to vote because they were not at home (the other 14 allowed them to vote, chew gum and fight all at the same time.) One of these 11 […]

Thursday November 7th, 2013 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

100 Year Birthday of Income Tax Slavery

1913: The Income Tax is Born Again On October 3, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913, re-imposing the federal income tax in the United States of America. The tax started out in relatively benign fashion: it was very small and applied to less than 1% of Americans (singles making […]

Thursday October 3rd, 2013 in Politics and Freedom | 1 Comment »

Gun-Hating Brits — Are They Racist?

Americans are growing accustomed to lectures by prominent British chat show host Piers Morgan. Eliminate guns, eliminate school shootings and most murders. That is his argument. Many Americans get upset, many others agree. I for one, enjoyed Morgan as a judge on the show “America’s Got Talent.” His politics are too statist for my tastes, […]

Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

Marxist “Ideology” is Self-Refuting

Murray Rothbard demonstrated Marx’s self-refuting nonsense in this dissection of the Marxian concept of “ideology.” It is a well-known irony and another deep flaw in the Marxian system that, for all the Marxian exaltation of the proletariat and the “proletarian mind,” all leading Marxists, beginning with Marx and Engels, were emphatically bourgeois themselves. Marx was […]

Thursday January 3rd, 2013 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

Tiananmen Square Students … Just Leftist Lapdogs?

Westerners have been led to believe that all the Tiananmen Square student protesters were freedom-loving West-worshipers who stood up to power in hopes of achieving representation for all and American-style “democracy.” A cute story, but it turns out that there’s more to the story. Some of the student protesters allied themselves with the Beijing Workers’ […]

What Politicians Can Never Figure Out

How to spend less than they steal.

Thursday November 29th, 2012 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

Debt Crisis = Empty Promises

The US government has provided some fine services, but the price has always been too high and is now completely out of control. The libertarians and Paulians are not saying we should throw everybody off their entitlements immediately; they are arguing for a change in principles and gradual shift in implementation of policy. Their purpose […]

Saturday October 20th, 2012 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »

What Exactly Does the Mainstream Believe?

What exactly does the mainstream in America believe?  Tom Woods laid out the 26 beliefs of the mainstream.  The hopelessly confused mainstream is truly a sorry bunch. People pride themselves on being a good bipartisan tolerant human. But bipartisan just means combining two really bad ideas and making them worse. The people always lose with […]

Sunday October 7th, 2012 in Politics and Freedom | No Comments »