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Monthly Feature: Bill Whittle Speaks on the Power and Betrayal at the Heart of ‘Progressivism’

Conservative warrior Bill Whittle lays out the unadulterated truth about progressive leftists at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Texas Weekend. Continue reading

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Why We Should Mistrust the Government

It should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State University students at a graduation ceremony last week that they should not question authority and they should reject the calls of those who do. He argued that “our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule” has been so successful that trusting the government is the same as trusting ourselves; hence, challenging the government is the same as challenging ourselves. He blasted those who incessantly warn of government tyranny.

Yet, mistrust of government is as old as America itself. America was born out of mistrust of government. The revolution that was fought in the 1770s and 1780s was won in the minds of Colonists in the mid-1760s when the British imposed the Stamp Act and used writs of assistance to enforce it. The Stamp Act required all people in the Colonies to have government-sold stamps on all documents in their possession, and writs of assistance permitted search warrants written by British troops in which they authorized themselves to enter private homes ostensibly to look for the stamps. Continue reading

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John Galt at the Treasury Department

As Mellon’s fiscal policies at the Treasury Department unleashed an explosion of productivity, investment, and innovation, the good times were being undermined down the street by unsustainable monetary policies at the Federal Reserve System. Artificially low interest rates, caused by the Fed’s inflation of money and credit from 1924 through 1928, added a dangerous froth to an otherwise healthy economy. When the Fed burst the bubble by raising interest rates starting in 1929, the boom gave way to the bust, made worse for a decade by the tax and regulatory policies of two administrations. Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day

The Constitution is not flawed; the only flaws are in the corrupt and ambitious people in whom we placed our trust — and in ourselves for allowing them to bastardize the original words and meaning of the Constitution’s laws to carry favor with those who will keep them in power. This must end. Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom: Thomas Jefferson

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…” — Thomas Jefferson, 1802 Continue reading

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The People Speak: Congressman McFadden on The Fed

“He took the currency of the United States standard of value. He repudiated the internal debt of the Government to its own citizens. He destroyed the value of the American dollar. He released, or endeavored to release, the Fed from their contractual liability to redeem Fed currency in gold or lawful money on a parity with gold. He depreciated the value of the national currency. — Congressman McFadden Continue reading

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