Archive for November 2017

The False Promise of Socialism

“It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces,…” Abraham Lincoln was referring to slavery when he spoke those words in his Second Inaugural Address. Socialism rightly understood is little more than the enslavement of all the people…

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A Tale of Revenge and a New Birth of Freedom

Forty-three year-old Kurt Miller, The German, was convicted of importing cocaine into Britain. He was given a sentence of 15 months in prison and immediately transported to Her Majesty’s Prison Glaisdale in North London. Having been built during Queen Victoria’s reign Glaisdale was an institution out of a Dickens novel.  It was old and dirty,…

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Justice Clarence Thomas — The Founders’ Grandson

Richard Brookhiser, in the title of his wonderful biography of Abraham Lincoln, dubbed Lincoln the Founders’ Son.  Brookhiser proceeds from the premise that Lincoln sought out the founding fathers as an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own emotionally distant father. Lincoln revered the men of the founding and their great documents, the Declaration of…

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What is “Bipartisanship” and Why Does Anyone Want It?

Politicians, bureaucrats, journalists and some voters, talk of bipartisanship as if it were the elixir that heals all wounds and turns base metal into gold. Coming to “consensus” with one’s adversaries is said to be necessary to the formulation of good public policy. The illusion of bipartisanship is in reality a dangerous course and a…

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