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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Feckless And Destructive Government Intervention

However well-intentioned the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, they have done almost nothing to create jobs for ordinary citizens, while greatly enriching Wall Street bankers and stock market speculators.

Is Obama’s Inept Foreign Policy Incompetent Or Intentional?

Maybe Obama wants the United States to decline into third-rate status in world affairs.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Narcissism And Gnosticism

Radical left-wing Democrat/Socialists not only are blinded to reality by their narcissism, but also are led into disastrous social and political policies by their gnosticism.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Our Unconstitutionally Established Religion Of Socialism

Is socialism a secular religion?  And is inculcating it at public expense in our schools violating the First Amendment’s prohibition of establishing a religion?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Is The Constitution No More Than Whatever Public Opinion Will Tolerate?

Liberal-progressive legal theorists have in recent decades touted the conception that the delegates who wrote the Constitution in 1787 didn’t really mean to make amending the Constitution so difficult.  Evolving public opinion does the job without formal amendments.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Consumption Is The Road To Dependence On The State

Without the accumulation of capital (i.e., savings), there is no capitalistic system.  Liberal-progressive-socialism will have triumphed.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Holman Jenkins On The Wall Street Journal Strips Away ObamaCares’s Hypocrisy

ObamaCare, billed as a program to reduce medical care costs and to increase the number of people with medical insurance, is nothing more than a typical liberal-progressive-socialist program to redistribute wealth and to force equality of consumption at legislative gun-point.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Further Thoughts About Capitalism And Socialism

Socialism is a materialistic, atheistic, secular religion.  Capitalism is one manifestation of individual liberty and moral responsibility that derives both from the philosophical insights of Plato and Aristotle, and from the revelations of Hebrew Biblical prophets and Jesus Christ, carried forward in our Judeo-Christian moral teachings.

Setting The Record Straight

Liberal-progressives were quick to interpret, incorrectly, the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation as condemnation of capitalism.  According to Edward Morrissey’s post in The Fiscal Times’s website, the emphasis, instead, was on individual responsibility for charitable action, along with condemnation of corrupt, crony capitalism that oppresses the poor.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pretensions of The Liberal-Progressive Elite

Do we really need Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Mayor Bloomberg to run our daily lives?  Is ObamaCare evidence of superior intellect to be found only among the scientistic, self-appointed gods of liberal-progressive-socialism?

Read ‘Nothing Is so Galling to a People as a Meddling Government’, on the Mises Institute’s blog, The Circle Bastiat.