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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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Quotes

Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

This is the fundamental fact on which the whole philosophy of individualism is based. It does not assume, as is often asserted, that man is egoistic or selfish or ought to be. It merely starts from the indisputable fact that the limits of our powers of imagination make it impossible to include in our scale …

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No. Collectivism of the Obama brand cannot preserve Individual Liberty

Over at Townhall was a piece on a phrase from Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address (a paeon to Progressivism – once again “repurposing language” to sound as if he agree with the Founding Fathers but absolutely up ending the original intent): “Preserving our individual liberties,” the President said, “ultimately requires collective action.” A phrase worthy of …

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