Saturday, March 6

Day: September 25, 2020

Ron Paul: “I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern.”
Liberty Apex

Ron Paul: “I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern.”

by Judson Crabb Former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul notified social media platforms that he was "doing fine" Friday afternoon following an unnerving incident which happened live during his daily YouTube show, "The Ron Paul Liberty Report". Out of respect for Dr. Paul, video of the incident will not be shared in this article or our website. While it is still unclear what caused the medical incident, Dr. Paul's smile from his hospital bed was a welcome sight. https://twitter.com/RonPaul/status/1309567134222233601 Dr. Paul's Twitter post has received thousands of likes and retweets and support from around the world, including President Trump. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1309616463125385216 From all of us at Liberty Apex, we would like to wish Dr. Paul a fu...
Can the Vice President Break a Tie on Appointments?
Tenth Amendment Center

Can the Vice President Break a Tie on Appointments?

by Michael D. Ramsey In the Boston Globe, Laurence Tribe (Harvard) makes an originalist case that the Vice President cannot break ties on appointments votes.  It’s an interesting issue but I am not persuaded. He begins: While the vice president has the power to cast a tiebreaking vote to pass a bill, the Constitution does not give him the power to break ties when it comes to the Senate’s “Advice and Consent” role in approving presidential appointments to the Supreme Court.You don’t have to take my word for it. Alexander Hamilton said the same thing way back in 1788, in Federalist No. 69: “In the national government, if the Senate should be divided, no appointment could be made.” … Well, I don’t always take Alexander Hamilton’s word for things either,...
Jesus’ Temptations and World-Powers
Libertarian Christians

Jesus’ Temptations and World-Powers

by Dr. Norman Horn This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of Christ in the 1800s. Learn more about Lipscomb’s background here and here, and see other references to him on LCI here. The series is titled “The Church of Christ and World-Powers”, and it was also originally published as a series of 18 articles in The Gospel Advocate in 1866. (To read from the beginning of the series, start here.) In this entry, Lipscomb turns to the temptations of Jesus as recorded in Matthew and Luke to reiterate that the “kingdoms of this world” belong to Satan. The crucial argument here, often unappreciated by most Christians, is that though Satan may be the “father of lies” the ...
The Cure for Inflation
Mises Insitute

The Cure for Inflation

by Henry Hazlitt [This article is a selection from What You Should Know about Inflation, first published in 1960.] The cure for inflation, like most cures, consists chiefly in removal of the cause. The cause of inflation is the increase of money and credit. The cure is to stop increasing money and credit. The cure for inflation, in brief, is to stop inflating. It is as simple as that. Although simple in principle, this cure often involves complex and disagreeable decisions on detail. Let us begin with the Federal budget. It is next to impossible to avoid inflation with a continuing heavy deficit. That deficit is almost certain to be financed by inflationary means—i.e., by directly or indirectly printing more money. Huge government expenditures are not in themselves inflatio...
The State’s Covid Response Is a Cancer for the Freedom of Humanity
Gary D. Barnett

The State’s Covid Response Is a Cancer for the Freedom of Humanity

by Gary D. Barnett “It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property, since they pre-exist, and his work is only to secure them from injury. It is not true that the mission of the law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our will, our education, our sentiments, our works, our exchanges, our gifts, our enjoyments. Its mission is to prevent the rights of one from interfering with those of another, in any one of these things.”  ~  Frederic Bastiat (1850). “The Law”, p.64 It is agonizing to discuss human rights, or rights specific to the people in this country, because at this point in time no rights exist. George Carlin explained this in honest and simple terms when he said: “There’s no such thing as rights. They’re imaginary. We ma...
Compulsory vs. Free Education
Mises Insitute

Compulsory vs. Free Education

by Murray N. Rothbard [A selection from Education: Free and Compulsory.] The Reverend George Harris described the effects of compulsory education in imposing uniformity and enforced equality (soon after the establishment of compulsion): Education is already so generally provided in America and other countries [1897], that, without forecasting imaginary conditions, there is no difficulty in seeing how much equality is given by that opportunity….The same amount of time is given to all; the same courses are prescribed for all; the same teachers are appointed to all. The opportunity is not merely open; it is forced upon all. Even under a socialistic program it is difficult to imagine any arrangement for providing the education which all are supposed to need more nearly equal tha...