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Thought For the Day: The Tale of Global Socialism Is One of Ruination

“The young Democrats swooning for Sanders appear unfamiliar with socialism’s century-long career, a dismal tale of ruination from Russia to Cuba to Venezuela. Indeed, are they even aware that China’s greatest reduction in poverty in human history correlates precisely with … Continue reading

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First Principles: Even the Best Constitution Will Not Be Effectual For A Corrupted People

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That Licentiousness and Corruption Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Manipulating the Valuation of A Country’s Currency Is the Surest Way To Destroy Its Economy

“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

Founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor, in Cleveland, Ohio, Nine Inch Nails is an Industrial band.  It is most famous for the influence of two of its albums, The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999).   Despite its records sales the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Wastefulness and Corruption Sow the Seeds of Our Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction.” — John Witherspoon (1776) Witherspoon was the only clergy man to sign the Declaration of Independence and ratify the Constitution.  As … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel – Ulster Cycle

The Greeks have nothing on the Irish with respect to telling tales of tragedy.  This post is with respect to one such tragedy.  Togail Bruidne Da Derga or The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel is a tale within the Ulster … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Unlimited Power To Tax Is the Power to Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  – John Marshall, in  McCullough v. Maryland, 1819 This landmark decision may be read … Continue reading

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The Timeless

Daphne Arts has put together an interesting installation of its artists’ work.  Some of it is monochromatic; some is not.  All of it is striking.  While it’s memorable, I think Ally said it best.  I do not recall her exact … Continue reading

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