Freedom as the New American Myth

On September 30, 2011, Judge Andrew Napolitano signed off of his show with the following stream of questions that I would defy those who believe that America is the “land of the free,” or anyone who believes that soldiers abroad are fighting for our freedoms, should answer… Does the government work for us or do…



Since no individual acting separately can lawfully use force to destroy the rights of others, does it not logically follow that the same principle also applies to the common force that is nothing more than the organized combination of the individual forces?

– Frederic Bastiat


+ “After more than a century of compulsory democracy, the predictable results are before our very eyes. The tax load imposed on property owners and producers makes the economic burden of slaves and serfs seem moderate in comparison. Government debt has risen to breathtaking heights. Gold has been replaced by government manufactured paper as money,…



Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) is my favorite economist. Even though he lived over 150 years ago, his social, political, economic, and fiscal criticisms of newly-socialist France were spot on. Eerily, they are just as pertinent to today’s America, especially to dispelling the fallacies that the political, media, and academic classes consistently air. The following essay speaks…