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The Awesome Verbal Punching Power of Thomas Paine

Decentralization and SecessionPoliticsU.S. HistoryWorld History


While Thomas Paine might be one of the most obscure "Founding Fathers" of this country, he was a powerful intellect who helped move people to choose liberty and independence.

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The Left's Assault on Language Is an Assault on Freedom

DemocracyMedia and CulturePoliticsProgressivism


In "progressive" America, words tend to mean the opposite of what they are supposed to, and "social justice" essentially means “not justice.” 

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To the European Union: Don't Tread on Us

EuropeImmigrationPoliticsWorld History

As the European Union becomes increasingly dominated by progressive elites, it becomes more authoritarian and contemptuous of the rights of those the Union purports to serve.

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The Western Ruling Elite: Its Development and Its Betrayal

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureProgressivismSocialism


Davos has made it clear that Western elites do not lead naturally but rather want to impose a way of life that the rest of us don't wish to live by.

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The Federal Mega-Debt is Here to Stay

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyThe FedTaxes and Spending


Paying off the debt obviously won't happen, and the feds won't even contemplate anything that keeps the debt from getting bigger. They'll just try to inflate the debt away, so get ready for price inflation. 

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There Is Successful Governance Outside of State Power

AntipoliticsDecentralization and SecessionPlanningPrivate Property


"Government" and "state" are terms typically used synonymously these days. But good governance and good law do not require the presence of the state and its monopoly power. 

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The "New" South Africa Is Now a Newly-Failed State: Don't Look for Things to Improve

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsSocialismWar and Foreign Policy


While South Africa’s political authorities pursue genocide accusations against other countries, those same leaders are destroying the nation’s economy and basic infrastructure. This is a failed state.

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The Fed Claims the Banking System is "Sound and Resilient." The Banks' Balance Sheets Say Otherwise

The FedMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking


In a recent statement, the Federal Reserve declared that US banks are "sound and resilient," but a lot of markets, including real estate, testify to a very different situation.

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