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Thought For the Day: With the Exception Only of the Period of the Gold Standard, Practically All Governments of History Have Used Their Exclusive Power To Issue Money To Defraud and Plunder the People

“With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people.” – Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

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Thought For the Day: The Laws, and Not the Caprice Or Whim of Those In Government, Ought To Restrict the Actions of the Government. The Primacy of the Rule of Law Is Clear Throughout the Declaration…”

“(T)he laws, and not the caprice or whim of those in government, ought to restrict the actions of the government. The primacy of the rule of law is clear throughout the Declaration, but the first grievance gives us a clear articulation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Concentrated Power Is Not Rendered Harmless By the Good Intentions of Those Who Create It

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” – Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

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Thought For the Day: Debates About Differences of Opinion On How To Interpret Evidence Are Good and Healthy Because These Discussions Further Our Understanding of Complex Issues

“Debates about differences of opinion on how to interpret evidence are good and healthy because these discussions further our understanding of complex issues. If we all agreed that something was true, then there would be no point in conducting research … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Strongest Argument For Free Enterprise Is That It Prevents Anybody From Having Too Much Power

“The strongest argument for free enterprise is that it prevents anybody from having too much power. Whether that person is a government official, a trade union official, or a business executive, it forces them to put up or shut up. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Covid Didn’t Crush the Economy; Government Crushed the Economy

“COVID didn’t crush the economy; government crushed the economy.” – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

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Thought For the Day: Declares the Lord: I Will Put My Law Within Them, and I Will Write It On Their Hearts…I Will Be Their God, and They Shall Be My People

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Happiness of Life Is the Conviction That We Are Loved – Loved For Ourselves, or Rather, Loved In Spite of Ourselves

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo, novelist and dramatist (26 Feb 1802-1885)

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Thought For the Day: The Founding Fathers…Did Not Take For Granted That God Existed…They Deduced That God Must Exist Because An Alternative Conclusion Was Irrational

“The Founding Fathers and other Natural Law philosophers did not take for granted that God existed. They did not base their strong conviction in God on religious dogma. Rather, they deduced that God must exist because an alternative conclusion was … Continue reading

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First Principles: Four Score and Seven Years Ago Our Fathers Brought Forth On This Continent, A New Nation, Conceived In Liberty, and Dedicated To the Proposition That All Men Are Created Equal

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” – Abraham Lincoln, in the Gettysburg Address

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