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In 2020 Big government has become the ‘Opiate of the People!’ How did this happen?

“Religion is the opiate of the people.” – Karl Marx ”In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” ― Leon Trotsky Big government is […]

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The Growth of Government in America

American government has far outgrown the limits set by our founders in the Constitution. This article is adapted from a study prepared by the Institute for Policy Innovation. Let us begin with a simple but vitally important proposition: Government in America was never supposed to engage in the multitude of activities that it does today. […]

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Homosexual Bishop Funneled Millions from Hospital for Gifts, Personal Use — Vatican Cdl. Kevin Farrell and others benefited from Bp. Bransfield’s largesse

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com. WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – A disgraced homosexual bishop diverted millions of dollars from a hospital into his charity, used to send cash gifts to others — including a top Vatican cardinal who received nearly $30,000. $21 Million Funneled From Hospital An exposé published in The Washington Post Saturday reveals that Bp. Michael Bransfield, formerly of […]

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Government Caused the ‘Great Stagnation’ by Peter J. Boettke

Tyler Cowen caused quite a stir with his e-book, The Great Stagnation. In properly assessing his work it is important to state explicitly what his argument actually is. Median real income has stagnated since 1980, and the reason is that the rate of technological advance has slowed. Moreover, the technological advances that have taken place with […]

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A Train Wreck You Can’t Look Away From: A government agency gets creative with arts funding by Bruce Edward Walker

There’s a new patron in the arts world, one without a name as lofty as The American Arts Council or National Council on the Arts. In fact, it’s a one-word synonym for missed connections, interminable delays, stale candy bars, filthy restrooms, and stained seats. That’s right: Amtrak has decided it’s going to become a veritable […]

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CBO says 2 million will lose jobs because of Obamacare and your government thinks that’s great news

This week I’m in Washington DC and maybe you didn’t hear about it, but there was an earthquake here yesterday. It wasn’t a physical disaster but a political one and the epicenter was the White House. Yesterday the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that Obamacare will cause some 2 million Americans to […]

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How the Intercollegiate Socialist Society led to the Bolshevik takeover of Education in America

Today parents are considered by the FBI as “domestic terrorists” if they dare to question what their children are being taught in public schools. The same holds true for our colleges and universities. Opposition to colleges and universities teaching students to hate America is considered “white supremacism.” When and where did this Marxist takeover of […]

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The Black Roots of Identity Politics

Identity politics began with the the 1977 publication of the Combahee River Collective Statement. The statement was written by “black feminists” with this goal: Above all else, Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, that our liberation is a necessity not as an adjunct to somebody else’s may […]