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Tag: progressive
  • Our Ability to Exercise Self-Rule

    “Men are ambitious, vindictive and rapacious.” These are the words of Alexander Hamilton that have rung an eternal truth throughout the history of man.  James Madison likewise explained: It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself but the greatest …

  • Logic vs. Government

    My latest column at the Daily Caller analyzes the logical fallacies contained in base progressive thought, using Jon Stewart‘s recent critique of libertarians as a perfect example of an illogical progressive argument, and then applies this analysis to the recent healthcare bill. …An analysis of the history of government reveals that even government actions with good …

  • David Brooks and Free Markets

    David Brooks wrote in the NY Times today about the discontent he is feeling with the Democratic Party. His complaints about the health bill were accurate and forceful, but his understanding of the free market is not. He stated:  Yet I confess, watching all this, I feel again why I’m no longer spiritually attached to …

  • Liberty vs. the collectivist mindset

    This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, inspired of course by FA Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. A liberal friend told me, in a discussion about liberty and freedom, that the type of liberty she is most interesting in is preserving women’s rights… understandable given her gender.  However, the typical justification of the …