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Statism and Pacifism are Antithetical Principles

By definition, this is fact: Pacifism (ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm) N  1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the belief that violence of any kind is unjustifiable and that one should not participate in war (emphasis added) Statism (ˈsteɪtɪzəm) N  (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a […]

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Big Government is an Insanely Overbearing Boyfriend

(Source: Independent Institute)   Episodes: “An Education in Debt”   “Protection from Jobs”   “A Remedy for Healthcare Choices”   “House Poor”   “Keeping a Close Eye on Privacy”  

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If You are Tired of Hyperpartisan Nonsense…

…I highly recommend checking out the first ever (televised) Libertarian Party primary debate between Austin Petersen (CEO of Stonegait LLC ), John McAfee (of McAfee Anti-Virus fame), and Gary Johnson (the former 29th Governor of New Mexico) that aired on Fox Business Network Friday, 1 April 2016.  The candidates were often humorous in their exchanges, […]

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The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism (Repost)

The following reposted commentary is a specific rebuffing of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s recent, one could say, progressive manifesto, published today by the Mises Institute’s William L. Anderson. In a recent speech of which Politico claims absolutely energized the “Progressive” left, Elizabeth Warren laid out her so-called 11 Commandments of Progressivism. In what follows, I […]

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One Quarter of Those Surveyed Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun

According to a recent survey conducted biennially by the National Science Foundation, fully one quarter of respondents – 26%, or 572 participants, of a total sample of 2,200 – did not know that the Earth rotates around the Sun. I suppose the term solar system is simply not intuitive enough. Of course, one third of […]

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American Adults Less Intelligent Than the Average Human

Since 1980, the United States federal government has increasingly monopolized education in this nation by way of the federal Department of Education (DoE) and its resultant education-industrial complex.  In these past 32 years (excluding 2013), the department has burned through annual expenditures at a clip totaling – (wait for it) – $1,314,812,506,000!   So what […]

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State-Monopolized Education

While this short clip obviously does not convey context, this teen’s tirade nonetheless symbolizes the combinations of frustration, apathy, and incompetence variously associated with the numerous stakeholders in the American education system.   (Source: YouTube user Volvodea1, The Daily Bail)   While significant in the bigger picture, the numerous ethical and constitutional considerations related to […]

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