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Notable Quote – Patrick McLaughlin, Matt Mitchell, Anne Philpot

by Skip November 14, 2017

Occupational licensing is ostensibly intended to protect the public from unsafe and low-quality service, but there is little evidence this intention is realized. Rather, there is a growing consensus among economists that these rules serve to protect incumbent providers from competition by creating barriers for new entrants that lead to higher prices for consumers. – […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Steyn

by Skip November 11, 2017

“Americans and other Westerners who want their families to enjoy the blessings of life in a free society should understand that the life we’ve led since 1945 in the Western world is very rare in human history. Our children are unlikely to enjoy anything so placid, and may well spend their adult years in an […]

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Notable Quote – Star Parker

by Skip November 5, 2017

(video after the jump) I implore you to please consider my above testimony on behalf of the innocent life growing in the womb, and the vulnerable men and women considering an abortion. But if you will also consider in your deliberations regarding H.R.490 the last time in American history that we were faced with hard […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

by Skip October 28, 2017

It should be remembered that long before government entered those fields, many of the generally recognized collective needs were met by the efforts of the public-spirited individuals or groups providing means for public purposes which they regarded as important. Public education and public hospitals, libraries and museums, theatres and parks, were not first created by […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Bauerlein

by Skip October 25, 2017

On Senator McCain’s Trump bashing (emphasis mine): Because of you, they think, we got identity-politician Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court, not another Neil Gorsuch-type justice instead. We had to read steady reports of “the emerging Democratic majority,” which told us our days were numbered, these conservatives fume. When we voiced other beliefs, cowering Republicans handed us the condescending, […]

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Notable Quote – Michael Barone

by Skip October 21, 2017

The second of Trump’s actions was his Oct. 12 statement that he would suspend cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies. The Obama administration had been making CSR payments since 2014 even though Obamacare’s Section 1401 does not appropriate the money for the payments authorized in Section 1402. This was blatantly unconstitutional. “No Money shall […]

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Notable Quote – Cicero

by Skip October 15, 2017

“It is human nature that what starts as gratitude, becomes dependency and ends as entitlement.” -Cicero Hey, instead of overdosing on “self-esteem”, can we get schools to push gratitude instead of cutting out the middlemen and gong right to entitlement? (H/T: Watts Up With That)

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Notable Quote – President James Garfield

by Skip October 13, 2017

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national […]

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Notable Quote – Ace of Spades

by Skip October 12, 2017

“Do you know what stupid is? Stupid is continually telling a large portion of the population that they’re the cause of all social problems, you hate them, they’re Literally Hitler and you wish them dead. And then telling them oh by the way, please give up your guns.” – Ace And then after we hear […]

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Notable Quote – Marcus Tullius Cicero

by Skip October 10, 2017

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the […]

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Notable Quote – Peggy Noonan

by Skip October 8, 2017

The establishments and elites that create our political and entertainment culture have no idea how fragile it all is—how fragile it seems to people living normal, less privileged lives. That is because nothing is fragile for them. They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re […]

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Notable Quote – Bill O’Reilly

by Skip October 2, 2017

Once again, the big downside of American freedom is on gruesome display.  A psychotic gunman in Las Vegas has committed the worst mass murder in U. S. history.  64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who lived in Nevada, began firing from a hotel window about 10pm Pacific time last night.  His targets were folks attending a music festival below him.  When it […]

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Notable Quote – George Washington

by Skip September 24, 2017

A reminder of what our First President thought of the Second Amendment: (H/T: 1776 Patriots USA)

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Notable Quote – Melania Trump

by Skip September 23, 2017

In her address to the UN General Assembly: “Show me the loving bonds between your families today and I will show you the patriotism and moral clarity of your nation tomorrow. Our choices on how we raise and educate our children in fact provide the blueprint for the next generation. If we do not advocate […]

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip September 18, 2017

Another benefit of private property, not so clearly economic, is that it diffuses power. When one entity, such as the government, owns all property, individuals have little protection from the will of the government. The institution of private property gives many individuals a place to call their own, a place where they are safe from […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 17, 2017

On Rights and The Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen’s belief that Government CAN and should “bestow” a new Right upon its subjects citizens: Did you realize you have a right to not be offended? That you have a right to other people’s property and their labor? Were you unaware that you, as […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 14, 2017

…Remember when people used to let things go? When people would just get along, not hunt for secret meanings behind actions and ways to be offended for the sake of being offended? Thanks to the progressive left that day is done. These guys [Progressives and SJWs -Skip] suck the joy out of everything. The simple […]

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Notable Quote – John P. Warren

by Skip September 11, 2017

…Those imperfections are key to our continual search for true north beneath all the stars of good and evil. Those who forced our birth in 1776, carried with them bigotry and brutality, class and criminality. Yet, propelled as they were by a natural law embedded within them by an Almighty God, they struggled toward that […]

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Notable Quote – The essence and foundation of capitalism

by Skip September 10, 2017

For one thing, mutually advantageous exchange is not the worst ethical school. It is better than the violent pride of aristocrats or the violent insolence of bureaucrats. And in economic liberalism, the human desire to excel is provided millions of honorable paths, from model railway building to show business, as against in illiberal societies the […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Horowitz

by Skip September 9, 2017

The laws of economics are not suspended in an emergency, no matter what the laws of politicians attempt to do. When goods are more scarce, they will be costly to obtain, whether those costs are in terms of money or something else. The importance of letting market prices do their job and determining who gets […]

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Notable Quote – He would certainly know what Nazi stood for!

by Skip September 5, 2017

Socialism as the final concept of duty, the ethical duty of work, not just for oneself but also for one’s fellow man’s sake, and above all the principle: Common good before own good, a struggle against all parasitism and especially against easy and unearned income. ***** We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic […]

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Notable Quote – Abraham Lincoln

by Skip August 29, 2017

We should be mindful (and wary because) of his wise words: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  – President Abraham Lincoln

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Notable Quote – Chris Coyne

by Skip August 24, 2017

The notion of the “art of association” can be traced back to Tocqueville, who noted America’s robust civil society that consists of an array of social associations and networks.  These associations and networks were not the result of government design or legislation, but instead evolved through the ingenuity of self-reliant citizens acting entrepreneurially.  Associations stand […]

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Notable Quote – Doug Badger

by Skip August 16, 2017

Obamacare is insuring more poor people and uninsuring millions of middle-income people. That suits the Democratic party and many congressional Republicans just fine. They measure social progress in the number of people receiving government assistance. Those struggling to pay their own way evoke little sympathy. Lawmakers of both parties, whose consciences were lacerated by CBO’s […]

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Notable Quote – Robert Kaplan

by Skip August 16, 2017

On American Exceptionalism: Ironically, the human-rights community understands a basic truth about the American historical and spiritual condition that too few others do—which is that while other states have survived and even prospered by a ruthless realpolitik of sorts, America, because it was born as a geographic bounty and also as an ideal, is nothing […]

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Notable Quote – Newt Gingrich

by Skip August 15, 2017

“I think the gap in the country right now is that deep and that real. I think the people on the left have a radically different vision of America’s future than traditional Americans. And I think there’s a small element on the right – which has been there for a long time – which is […]

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Notable Quote – Lt. Col Ralph Peters (ret.)

by Skip August 10, 2017

On a piece titled “Here’s how to take out North Korea’s nukes“, this caught my eye.  I believe it to be true (emphasis mine): …I fear we’ve forgotten what war means. That fear reached a peak a decade ago when American generals blithely repeated the indefensible claim that “counterinsurgency is warfare at the graduate-school level.” […]

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Notable Quote – Theodore Dalrymple

by Skip August 6, 2017

“The rule of law is not at all the same thing as the rule of laws, or the preeminence of law in our lives; indeed, they are almost opposite, insofar as one of the objects of the rule of law is to make the legally permissible and impermissible knowable to the citizen in advance. Where […]

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Skip August 3, 2017

Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. […]

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Notable Quote – Andrew Klaven

by Skip July 29, 2017

On the current state of affairs in DC: You know what’s the funniest thing about all this? The funniest thing is that it’s still better than having the Democrats in power! Like, a lot better. We now know the Obama administration was spying on just about everybody. The Hillary gang seem to have been the ones really colluding with Putin. The […]

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