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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 The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.”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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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 […]

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Democrats’ Exploitive Use Of “Racism” Is Repressing Black Americans’

The Democratic Party has come to rely so heavily on the ubiquitous use of the word-weapon “racism” that not only has it lost all meaning for many Americans, but it’s abuse for decades has undoubtedly kept black Americans at the bottom of the culture and increasingly reliant on the government largesse. It’s hard not to […]

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Ten Policies That Prove The Democratic Party Is The Party of Cultural Marxism

The Democratic Party has become the party of “cultural Marxism.” Urban Dictionary defines cultural Marxism as: A social and political movement that promotes unreason and irrationality through the guise of various ’causes’, often promoted by so-called ‘social justice warriors’. These causes and their proponents are often contradictory and are almost never rooted in fact. Indeed, true argument […]