“If you start from a belief that the most knowledgeable person on earth does not have even one percent of the total knowledge on earth, that shoots down social engineering, economic central planning, judicial activism, and innumerable other ambitious notions favored by the political left. “ —Thomas Sowell
NOTE: 100 million human beings were killed by communist ideologues in the 20th century.
Freedom is good, sure . . . for most of us, most of the time. But the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was funded by Congress to study whether perhaps just a smidgen of short-term slavery for young people might be a smart program, a nice change
A funny thing happened on the way to voting on the Democrats’ Green New Deal (GND). With ‘earth in the balance,’ the proposal for fixing climate change — and so much more! — was granted its first procedural vote in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate. It failed, 0-57. Sen. Edward Markey
How do you know you are in an end-time cult? When you won’t accept the complete and utter failure of your prophecies when they come a cropper. So, am I talking about the classic Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter study in social psychology, When Prophecy Fails: A
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Why should protecting the rights of any given individual be more important than “feeding the starving?” We know exactly how this philosophy plays out: 100 million people murdered by socialist ideologues in the 20th century (even before counting battle deaths). Because socialists cared so much.
Last week we noted the 243rd anniversary of the publication of Common Sense — Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, that is. The importance of this document for the formation of the United States of America can hardly be over-estimated. And the general good . . . sense . . . of
Many people don’t seem to realize that a prohibition (banning something) is AUTHORITARIAN BY DEFINITION. Whether it’s drugs, guns, alcohol, offensive language, dangerous ideas, texting while walking(!), plastic straws(!)… authoritarians are perfectly happy to use government violence to force the rest of us behave as they wish. Because they think