Eeek, a Dissident Idea

The most important job of regime intellectuals of all stripes, besides promoting wars past, present, and future, and anything else that enhances the glory, power, and centralization of the state, is to smear opponents. Here Salon attacks Tom DiLorenzo and Tom Woods for dissenting from official history. Of course, mullification orginates with Jefferson and Madison…

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South Carolina to Ban Federal Currency?

Imagine my shock upon opening the Drudge Report this morning and seeing this article from CBSNews.com: South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state. In an interview, Pitts told Hotsheet that he believes that “if the federal government…

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Lady Liberty, Defiled by Uncle Sam

In the two score and seven years following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. federal government rapidly transmogrified into a national wrecking crew, bankrupting and otherwise devouring the Republic and its founding principles of personal liberty and protection from government intrusiveness. If Uncle Sam were ever a lean, fair-minded, slow-to-anger yeoman, see…

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What is America’s View of Socialism?

A recent Gallup Poll suggests 36% of Americans have a “positive image of Socialism.” It is telling when the results are broken into groups. 53% of Democrats have a positive attitude compared to 17% of Republicans. Here is my analysis after reviewing the poll results. The poll respondents were asked “Just off the top of…

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