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    War on poverty is deadly

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    America's half-century long War on Poverty has been a failure. How the war was lost is the topic Robert Rector describes in an insightful piece  in this morning's Wall Street Journal. Rector writes: Do higher living standards for the poor mean that the war on poverty has succeeded? No. To judge the effort, consider LBJ's […]

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    Some Things Never Change…

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    "Marxism criticizes the achievements of all those who think otherwise by representing them as venal servants of the bourgeoisie. Marx and Engels never tried to refute their opponents with argument. They insulted, ridiculed, derided, slandered, and traduced, them, and in the use of these methods their followers are no less expert. Their polemic is directed […]

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    Monday Morality

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    “Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one's own conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one's own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.” […]

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    What is it Like to be "Governed"?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, […]

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