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Liberty is freedom from Government - Von Mises

Notable Quote – Liberty?

How can liberty be anything other than negative?  Liberty is the absence of external control.  Only in our age of collective thinking and untidy language could such a thing as “positive liberty” be conceived.  The state power to coerce is not liberty. -Bruce Walker (Negative Liberties and Obama Newspeak) Because Socialists never talk about that in …

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Individualism vs Collectivism

Jean Stimmell asks the right question but slants it the wrong way

There is no doubt that the Concord Monitor swings Left- even more so since it decided that it would eliminate comments “from the Conservative rabble” who would often make that Progressive Narrative twist rapidly in the wind. Without such competition, the Left has gone Lefter. This example of that, penned by Jean Stimmell, has been …

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Bernie and AOC keep saying “Democrat Socialism” is different than plain Socialism. It isn’t

It comes down to “Who Chooses”? With Socialism,  in that everything is owned by “all” and the majority ALWAYS overrules the minority (and the smallest minority is YOU), the Government chooses (whether you like it or not). You are only a cog in a collective. With Capitalism and our Representative / Constitutional Republic, that adheres …

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Eco-Socialism

DISQUS Doodlings Part 2: “If we want to make better decisions or do things in our society’s self-interest, we need to be tricked into doing them”

“If we want to make better decisions or do things in our society’s self-interest, we need to be tricked into doing them,” explained Steve Valk from the Citizens Climate Lobby. Yeah, these folks think just SO highly of their fellow citizens.  Yet another Jonathan Gruber type; just outright lie to folks in order to fulfill your political …

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