Worried About Anarcho-Capitalism

Famed liberal journo Joe Conason is worried about the increasing influence of Rothbardian “anarcho-capitalism” and the related “Austrian school of economics.” As well he should be. It is these radical ideas–undistorted by the journos–that enthrall the young, and indeed any thinking person. We all know there is something desperately wrong–morally and economically–with the US empire and its police state, welfare state, and banksterism. We are, after all, living in yet another Federal Reserve depression. The average family’s income has not increased in real terms since the 1970s, the first decade of full Fed power. The state and its related corporations are enriching themselves by making us poorer.

“The Austrian craze is particularly curious because it has displaced a school of economics that ought to be more appealing to the proud and patriotic, especially those who claim to be true to the views of the nation’s founders. That would be the school known as ‘the American system’…[a]s articulated by thinkers from Alexander Hamilton to Henry Clay to Abraham Lincoln….” Very funny. Why can’t you people just be government-loving, trade-warring, state-building mercantilists? Then journos could praise you.

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Media Alert: Celebrating the 10th on 10-10-10

Our latest media release – picked up by Forbes this morning – please read and share! http://www.forbes.com/feeds/prnewswire/2010/10/04/prnewswire201010040815PR_NEWS_USPR_____PH75193.html “The states don’t have to obey unconstitutional federal laws,” said Michael Boldin, executive director of the Center. “And that means, for example, no national health care mandates, no department of education, no bank bailouts, and even no federal…

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NY Times Alarmed: Tea Party Reading Unapproved Texts

Thanks to Bud Bronstein for this piece by Kate Zernike from the NY Times, “Movement of the Moment Looks to Long-Ago Texts.” Catch the ideological presentism. Instead of just reading the latest approved tomes and today’s issue of the Times, people are learning from “obscure” old books by dead people.

The Tea Party “has resurrected once-obscure texts by dead writers — in some cases elevating them to best-seller status — to form a kind of Tea Party canon. Recommended by Tea Party icons like Ron Paul and Glenn Beck, the texts are being quoted everywhere from protest signs to Republican Party platforms.” The idea of a movement animated by ideas rather than leaders is just right. BastiatHayek, and Mises are magnificent, and also just what one would expect from a movement born in Ron Paulism.

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Exercising our Rights, Even if DC Doesn’t Want us to

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Michael Boldin interviewed by Christopher Markowski – the Watchdog on Wall Street – on September 14, 2010. Michael will be a featured speaker at Nullify Now! Orlando and Nullify Now! Chattanooga. Get tickets here – http://www.nullifynow.com/tickets/ – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS A special thanks to Watchdog on Wall…

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Rejoice: Rick Sanchez Will Tell Us What To Think

Isn’t that a relief?  In his latest instruction to the masses, CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls “states’ rights” a “racist” term.  Now leaving aside the objection that “states don’t have rights; people do” (the term is merely a kind of shorthand, after all), Sanchez is of course in his Enforcer role here, letting us all know…

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Bill Evelyn and Al Gainey Talk Nullify Now – Chattanooga

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bill Evelyn from the State of Georgia Tea Party – sponsor of Nullify Now! Chattanooga – interviewed on the Al Gainey Show on WDUN-AM in North Georgia. Please visit the following links for more information: Nullify Now! – Chattanooga (or call 888-71-TICKETS) State of Georgia Tea Party The…

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Are the Editors of the Washington Times Reading TAC?

A quick glance at their recent op-ed – States tell Obama to Take a Hike – it seems pretty obvious that they’re at least getting the message. Here’s an excerpt: Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri and Virginia have opted out of an even larger slice of Obamacare by rejecting the health coverage mandate. The anti-Obamacare…

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Celebrating the 10th on 10-10-10

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bryce Shonka and Andrew Nappi interviewed by Phil Russo of Tea Party Patriots Live on WORL-660AM in Orlando, Florida on 09-11-10. Bryce and Andrew will be at Nullify Now! on 10-10-10 in Orlando – representing the Tenth Amendment Center, and Phil Russo will be acting as emcee for…

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