There’s a group of people on Facebook calling themselves “skeptical libertarians.” What enrages them most, it seems, are people who question the official version of events (in other words, they are most annoyed by actual skeptics) or who think the pharmaceutical-industrial complex might not in fact be… Read More
Archives for July 2012
Courtesy of the Tea Party Economist, here’s a video in which two guys make perfectly clear that the jobs they want to create, and for which they seek public funding, involve digging holes and filling them back in again. The labor leaders they catch on tape… Read More
Richard Leffler is editor emeritus of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. He recently wrote,“Someone today searching for the original understanding of the Constitution can hardly do better than to consult the opinions—usually unanimous opinions—written by Marshall.” My friend Kevin Gutzman replies:… Read More
I just discovered a neat way to spruce up YouTubes.
I’m on vacation this week (though with the occasional blog post here and there), but I wanted to make note of Forgotten Conservatives in American History , the new book by Brion McClanahan and Clyde Wilson. The next five people who join my LibertyClassroom.com (where Brion teaches U.S. history with Kevin Gutzman and… Read More
My father, who passed away nearly 16 years ago, would have been 61 today. I owe him a whole lot. Dad was a forklift operator at a food warehouse. He worked overtime many nights in unpleasant conditions in order to provide for the family and put… Read More
Dean Clancy of FreedomWorks tweets this morning, “Our modern-day nullifiers & secessionists base their hopeless agenda on the mistaken ‘compact’ theory of the Union. States aren’t sovereign.” (UPDATE: Clancy notes that he is not speaking for the organization.) We must stand in breathless awe at the extraordinary… Read More
I just heard the great news that Nullification: The Rightful Remedy won best feature-length documentary at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. The screening was packed and the audience was enthusiastic, but this news is just thrilling. Congratulations to Jason Rink, whose hard work made the project possible.