Category Archives: History of Liberty

Honor and glory… and regret

Today is the 78th Anniversary of the best-known D-Day, the Normandy Invasion of France in 1944 by British, Canadian, and American troops. An invasion which killed thousands and thousands of young men and a fair number of old people. Why? … Continue reading

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Socialist America – History: Rural Electrics

How did the Rural Electrification Act impact America? The 1936 Act very much sped up the provision of grid electrical power to rural and frontier regions, including AmerInd reservations, across the United States, by providing power where commercial (investor-owned) power … Continue reading

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The war drums continue to beat

Somehow (amazing, that), the leaked evil preliminary decision of the nine black-robed Nazgul (the Supreme Court of the US) to jettison that crown jewel of liberty has virtually driven the war in Ukraine off the hourly news, the websites, the … Continue reading

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Free speech and the arrogance of the “elite”

While looking at the current challenges to our natural right of free speech, we ran across more nastiness. Consider this recent mainstream media, which said in part, ‚ÄúTech titans often have a different understanding of speech than the rest of … Continue reading

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The deadly war on some drugs

The last several weeks in South Dakota have seen jockeying back and forth as the legislature wrestled internally on whether to follow “the will of the people” in the 2020 elections to legalize both medical and recreational use of that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Lessons Learned: the Knights Templar

NOTE: This may be the first of a new, occasional series of commentaries looking at events and organizations of the past with the idea of learning lessons from what they did, good or bad. So that we lovers of liberty … Continue reading

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What if DC stopped giving foreign aid?

We are told that last year, thanks to COVID, the most foreign aid ever in world history flowed from “rich nations” to “poor nations.” Something like $150 billion US according to some sources: others say it was as high as … Continue reading

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Military adventurism and the Monroe Doctrine

Doug Bandow is a fairly prolific writer and a strong libertarian – more minarchist than anarchist, but a thoughtful and insightful analyst. His recent article “Military spending is not defense spending” published by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) … Continue reading

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Zukumpft Reich Australia?

Is this the future for the once proud, rebellious people of the Dominion of Australia? The NEAR future? A similarity of appearance is merely coincidental. Australia is VERY different from the Third Reich. Very few people speak German, there are … Continue reading

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Our current lap in the race of tyranny

As mentioned in the last column, the quote usually (and apparently wrongly) attributed to Sinclair Lewis, “When Fascism [tyranny] comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” was a little too late and simply … Continue reading

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