Showing posts with label oligarchy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oligarchy. Show all posts

John W. Whitehead: The People Vs The Police State

The struggle for justice in the Supreme Court.    The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has predictably created a political firestorm. Republicans and Democrats, eager to take advantage of an opening on the Supreme Court, have been quick to advance their ideas about Scalia’s replacement. This is just the beginning of the     ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Playing The Government's Game

When it comes to violence, we all lose.      Yes, the government is corrupt. Yes, the system is broken. By broken, I mean it’s “dysfunctional, gridlocked, and, in general, incapable of doing what needs to be done.” Yes, the government is out of control and overreaching on almost every front. Yes, the government’s excesses—pork barrel spending,   ... MORE

Our Presidents Are Beginning To Act Like Kings

by Charles C. W. Cooke.        If the passage of time were a reliable guarantor of increasing human freedom, we would expect history to look a little different than it does. In school, we would have learned that the Englishmen of Charles I’s reign were better off than their Elizabethan grandparents; that the colonists implicated by the Declaratory   ... MORE

Bernie Sanders's 12-Point Socialist Plan for America

by Pedro Gonzales.  Every committed revolutionary needs a plan. Karl Marx had one, and so did Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  Add to that group socialist senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, who is considering running for president (as a Democrat) and has already announced a 12-point plan at the Huffington Post.  He writes: As Vermont's   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Throw The Rascals Out?

Making it harder to be a tyrant.     Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that the voters would like to "throw the rascals out." But there is no point in throwing the rascals    ... MORE

VIDEO: America, the Republic

An important video explaining why we Americans must maintain our republic and not let ourselves devolve into democracy or oligarchy.