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Day: October 16, 2020

The Nature of the Federal Government
Tenth Amendment Center

The Nature of the Federal Government

by Mike Maharrey We have flipped the American constitutional system on its head. It operates exactly the opposite of how the supporters of the Constitution said it would. So, what type of government did the Constitution create? Is it powerful or weak? Is it expansive or limited? How much authority does it wield? Can it act in any situation, or does it have a limited sphere? How you answer these questions will shape your view of American government and guide your understanding of every clause in the Constitution. During the Philadelphia Convention, many framers favored a strong national government. In fact, James Madison even proposed a federal veto on state laws. But as the convention wore on, delegates voted down proposals to create a centralized government one by one – inclu...
Rand Paul Is Right about the Nazis and Socialism
Mises Insitute

Rand Paul Is Right about the Nazis and Socialism

by David Gordon In "No, the Nazis Were Not Socialists," which appeared online in Jacobin, the philosopher Scott Sehon makes a surprising claim. In the course of criticizing some remarks by Senator Rand Paul, Sehon says, Paul seems to quote the mid-century economist Ludwig von Mises:Under national socialism there was, as Mises put it, "a superficial system of private ownership…[sic] but the Nazis exerted unlimited, central control of all economic decisions." With profit and production dictated by the state, industry worked the same as if the government had confiscated all the means of production, making economic prediction and calculation impossible.…It turns out that Paul's most clear assertion about Nazi control of the economy was, apparently, just something tha...
Mask Wearing and ‘Social’ Distancing Compliance Is a Threat to the Individual Sovereignty of All
Gary D. Barnett

Mask Wearing and ‘Social’ Distancing Compliance Is a Threat to the Individual Sovereignty of All

by Gary D. Barnett “Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost.” ~ Josiah Warren, “Equitable Commerce”. Book by Josiah Warren, 1848. The essence of freedom is based on individual sovereignty, while the essence of servitude is based on compliance and obedience to false authority. Any claimed authority is illegitimate if it is not voluntary, and therefore administered by force. That means that all government authority is improper unless each and every individual agrees with that governance, and also has the ability to throw it aside, and leave at any time of his choosing. ...
WATCH! Senator Ted Cruz Says Senate Will Vote to Subpoena Twitter CEO, Will Testify Next Friday
DC Patriot

WATCH! Senator Ted Cruz Says Senate Will Vote to Subpoena Twitter CEO, Will Testify Next Friday

by the DC Patriot Senator Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and he will testify as early as next Friday on his company’s decision to ban a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden. “This morning, the story escalated and got even worse. The New York Post wrote a second story on a series of emails that indicate even more corruption… Just minutes ago, I tried to share that story on Twitter and Twitter is actively blocking stories from the New York Post alleging corruption,” said Sen. Cruz. “This is election interference, and we’re 19 days out from an election. It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on!” he added. BREAKING: Sen...
Central Banks and the Problem with Playing God
Mises Insitute

Central Banks and the Problem with Playing God

by Pascal Hügli Today’s Western institutions have long been deemed to be sacrosanct. As a matter of fact, though, nation-states are increasingly met with reservation or even outright resentment. Public trust in government is near historic lows, and pillars like the media or democracy are suffering from a loss of confidence. But one modern institution seems to be standing as strong as ever: central banks. Although their role has changed significantly over the course of a few decades and their mandate has been infringed on more than once, they are still met with a high level of trust by financial experts, economic actors, and investors. With every looming crisis heating up, global liquidity is seeking refuge in government bonds and cash, while central banks are being called for i...
WHOA! Every American Needs To See Tucker Carlson’s Powerful Monologue After Biden Bombshells (VIDEO)
DC Patriot

WHOA! Every American Needs To See Tucker Carlson’s Powerful Monologue After Biden Bombshells (VIDEO)

by the DC Patriot On Wednesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson delivered an epic monologue in response to the bombshell report that was dropped against the Biden family and the Big Tech’s effort to censor the spread of information relating to it. “Most of us never imagined it could happen in this country,” Tucker Carlson said in the opening of his show. “Yet today it did: a major American newspaper published a story — an entirely accurate story — about a major presidential candidate. The tech monopolies that control American media feared this story might hurt that candidate, whom they favor. So, three weeks before a national election, they shut it down. They prevented the public from reading legitimate news. They didn’t apologize for doing this. They didn’t bother to make up rea...