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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. -- Woodrow Wilson, speech at New York Press Club (9 September 1912), in The papers of Woodrow Wilson, 25:124 (from here)
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One of the favorite tactics of the folks involved in politics is name calling. It is easy. It is cheap, and it is quite often effective. What is particularly ridiculous about the whole thing is both sides do it. Then … Continue reading
Freedom comes at a cost. Sometimes it comes at a terrible cost. Over 200 hundred years ago, the Founders of the United States came together in their small communities. They saw the actions of a British King determined to oppress … Continue reading
This post continues a topic that I started with this post, What is Conservatism? — Part 1. As Smash Mouth Politics observed (here), there is an old adage that says we get more Conservative as we grow older. Moreover, there … Continue reading
The news is full of stories about imaginary people. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett are dead. The stories of a big star and a little star have ended; their innumerable fans are in mourning, escaping into wise and knowing commentaries … Continue reading