Showing posts with label revolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label revolution. Show all posts

Sheldon Richman: Conceived In Tyranny

The move toward centralization.  If the American Revolution was in some large measure a tax rebellion, we should appreciate the bitter irony that the U.S. Constitution was in some large measure a reaction to a tax rebellion. It’s another reason we can reasonably view the move toward the Constitution — toward, that is, the concentration of power in a   ... MORE

Forecast Of Distrust With A Chance Of Revolution

by Glenn Reynolds.     When Americans have more faith in the military than the political class, democracy is in trouble. According to a recent Associated Press poll, the public lacks confidence in government. And by “lacks confidence,” I mean “really lacks confidence.” Specifically, “More than 6 in 10 respondents expressed only slight confidence — or   ... MORE

VIDEO: Quiz - Why Are We Celebrating Independence Day?

A commentary on democracy that explains why we have the government we do.

Ed Krayewski: World’s Gone Right

Don't believe the hype.      Islamist extremists on the loose in the Middle East, drug cartels running wild south of the border, Ebola, nuclear proliferation, ubiquitous surveillance, climate disasters, beheadings. It's easy to imagine things are worse than they have been in a long time. We don't have the benefit of hindsight, yet we can take a step back  ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Kennedy Was Right

We are the heirs of the First Revolution.     The year was 1961. I was fourteen years old, the only child of blue-collar workers living in Peoria, Illinois. Lacking any great understanding of the winds of change that were blowing through our nation and the world, I sat transfixed in front of our small black-and-white television as John F. Kennedy  ... MORE

John Ransom: You Say You Want A Revolution

Liberty is about a lot of things; it’s a deep topic.      But at its core liberty can be summed up in one simple and reciprocal concept. That concept is respect. You know the 2010 election was about many things, but it was mostly about respect. It was about starting to restore the respect that people have in government, by getting the          ... MORE

Real Americans Don't Trust The Government

by Jonathon Moseley. "Question Authority" was a dominant political theme in the '60s and 70s We're talking about the 1760s and the 1770s, of course -- the American Revolution. Well, sure, the 1960s and the 1970s, too. But our country was founded on the idea "Question Authority" while opposing the King of England in the 1760s and 1770s.        ... MORE

Scott Locklin: They Say They Want A Revolution

People are obviously upset about something.    According to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey, 29% of US citizens polled say they believe that “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” Of the five potential responses to this question—“agree, disagree, neither, unsure,      ... MORE

Derron Matthews: More Philosophical Filth At The NYT

No good guys in Syria.   There is an almost unanimous consensus that, when it comes to Syria, the United States has a “duty” to do something.  The arguments for intervention range from spreading democracy to stopping the slaughter of civilians.  Unfortunately, few have provided cogent arguments for why American soldiers should be   ... MORE

Jonah Goldberg: The Unfolding Revolution

Freedom, not statism, is progress.   ‘Why are there no libertarian countries?” In a much-discussed essay for Salon, Michael Lind asks: “If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the world in the early twenty-first century is organized along       ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Liberty In Shambles

Colonial intrusions pale in comparison to today's.      When British soldiers were roaming the American countryside in the 1760s with lawful search warrants with which they had authorized themselves to enter the private homes of Colonists in order to search for government-issued stamps, Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that     ... MORE

Bob Unruh: States React To Fed Agenda With Nullification

Fighting back against government overreach.  On the heels of a recent poll that said 29 percent of registered voters believe an “armed revolution” may be needed in America to restore liberties, a second poll said Americans already have figured out a solution – reject federal laws that are unconstitutional. Now it appears on issues ranging from  ... MORE

Why All Of Us Should Mistrust The Government

by Andrew Napolitano.   It should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State students at graduation ceremonies 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    ... MORE

Bob Unruh: Nullification Is America's Answer To Feds

Avoid revolution, just say no.   On the heels of a poll that showed 29 percent of registered voters believe an “armed revolution” may be needed in America to restore liberties, a second poll indicates Americans already have figured out a solution – reject federal laws that are unconstitutional. The previous poll by Fairleigh Dickinson     ... MORE