Here I discuss my book (co-edited with Murray Polner) We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now. So many of us will say the government is incompetent and even sinister, but make an exception for this particular government program. Time for some fresh thinking.
My conservative friends think I’m too liberal; my liberal friends think I’m too conservative…clearly I’m on the right track! It seems so simple to me, we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Therefore, our government should be limited to the powers granted to it by the Constitution. This doesn’t mean that we are always going to be comfortable with the results but it does mean we will always be free.
Sometimes freedom will make liberals angry (re: 2nd amendment) and sometimes freedom will make conservatives angry (re: gambling et al.). Why even have a Constitution if we aren’t going to follow it? The Constitution says that gold and silver shall be used as legal tender. Why do we use Federal Reserve notes as legal tender? The Constitution says that we only go to war with a decleration of war by Congress. Why did we go to war in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Iraq again without Congress delcaring war?Details
Few decisions are more serious than the decision to send our nation’s young men and women off to kill and be killed in the name of our country. Since it is the everyday people whose sons and daughters are sent off to war, our nation’s founding fathers made sure that the power to make war…Details
Robert Higgs, Independent Institute Senior Fellow, economist, and author of the book Depression, War, and Cold War, discusses war, taxes and economic crises.
Whether the war is in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan or the many places our government decided to interfere with, there is only one known. INNOCENT PEOPLE are always hurt or killed. I will repeat that again since people always tend to forget, INNOCENT PEOPLE are always hurt or killed in war. Conservatives and liberals alike…Details
While doing some research for an article that I was planning on writing about gun control – both domestic AND foreign – I came across an article that I feel sums up the position quite nicely. Here’s Scott Lazarowitz at LewRockwell.com in his recent article, The Conservative Nut That’s Hard To Crack: A few months…Details