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  • The Meaning Of Independence (Joseph Farah Asks If We're Truly Free Or Serfs To Washington Alert)

    07/04/2007 12:26:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 416+ views ^ | 07/04/2007 | Joseph Farah
    Independence: freedom from control or influence of another or othersToday is July 4, 2007. It has been 231 years since the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence by America's Founders. That's why some of us – too few, really – call the holiday we commemorate today "Independence Day." That is, indeed, the actual name of the holiday. It's not just the Fourth of July. It's not just the day we shoot off Chinese-made fireworks. It's not just the day we barbecue burgers. It's not just the day we go to the beach. It's Independence Day – so named...
  • Free Is A Relative Term In America - Freedom At Issue (Steven Greenhut's Libertarian Musings Alert)

    06/24/2007 5:08:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 75 replies · 1,549+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Steven Greenhut
    f I refuse to pay the full amount, I will become a ward of one of the biggest growth industries in the country: the government-run prison system. I am free to pay about half of all my earnings to the government, which will use those taxes to erect a multitude of offices and pay its workers salaries and benefits that are far more than most of us will ever earn. The government's "child protective services" workers are free to take anyone's children away from them based on their discretion. Parents are then forced into a totally secret court system, in...
  • How rainforest saviour put 1,000 out of work

    04/16/2007 2:09:39 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 14 replies · 1,622+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | Apr 15, 2007 | Tom Hennigan
    THE Tory party donor and environmental philanthropist Johan Eliasch has been accused of “green colonialism” after allegedly consigning 1,000 people to poverty in his attempts to preserve the Amazon jungle. The allegations against Eliasch, who last week was touring South America with his friend the Duke of York, come from the inhabitants of a region of the Brazilian rainforest the size of Greater London. In 2005 the Swedish-born tycoon, who runs the Head sports goods empire, spent a reported £13.7m of his estimated £361m fortune buying 400,000 acres — about 625 square miles — of jungle from an American-owned timber...
  • U.S. Immigration Trends

    03/26/2006 11:06:35 AM PST · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 657+ views (Globalization Follies) ^ | Saturday, March 25, 2006 | Alan Tonelson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. See No Illegality, Hear No Illegality... Number of illegal immigrants employed in the United States: 7.2 millionNumber of notices of intent to fine employers for knowingly hiring illegals sent by federal government, fiscal 1999: 417 Number of notices of intent to fine employers for knowingly hiring illegals sent by federal government, fiscal 2004: 3Share of agent investigative work-years devoted by U.S. immigration authorities to worksite enforcement, fiscal 1999: 9% Share of agent investigative work-years devoted by U.S. immigration authorities to worksite enforcement, fiscal 2004: 4% Sources: Size and Characteristics of the...
  • The Road to Serfdom (Link to the Readers' Digest Condensed Version in PDF!)

    05/01/2005 5:49:32 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 47 replies · 3,634+ views
    The Institute of Economic Affairs ^ | April, 1945 | F.A. Hayek
    The Institute of Economic Affairs 2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3LB Tel: 020 7799 8900 Fax: 020 7799 2137 Email: Internet: Readers' Digest Condensed Version of the Road to Serfdom(in PDF format) The authors 9 Foreword by Edwin J. Feulner Jr 11 Introduction: Hayek, Fisher and The Road to Serfdom by John Blundell 14 Preface to the Reader’s Digest condensed version of The Road to Serfdom 26 Summary 27 The Road to Serfdom (condensed version) 31 Planning and power 32 Background to danger 34 The liberal way of planning 37 The great utopia 39 Why the...

    07/15/2004 12:49:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 91 replies · 3,264+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/15/04 | AP
    July 15, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — Teachers were paid an average of $45,771 last year, a figure not keeping pace with educators' expenses, says a union survey. One union official called the situation "insulting." The typical teacher's salary went up 3.3 percent in 2002-03, the last year for which figures are available, according to a report by the American Federation of Teachers. The pay range varies significantly by state, accounting for differences in costs of living and the way salary packages are set up. California paid the highest average salary: $55,693. South Dakota had the lowest: $32,414. New York teachers...
  • Immigrating America Into A Colony of Mexico

    07/08/2004 1:01:40 PM PDT · by swampfox98 · 65 replies · 1,174+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | July 5, 2004 | Frosty Wooldridge
    America faces a greater and more dangerous threat from within than from without. While our armed forces secure Afghanistan and Iraq, our own borders stand unguarded 24 hours a day. Al-Qaeda insurgents plan their next attacks somewhere inside our country. They advocate a violent overthrow of America.

    04/15/2004 5:35:57 AM PDT · by madison10 · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Self | Arpil 15, 2004 | madison10
    Happy "Tax Day" everyone! Aren't you thrilled to be contributing to the welfare of our great country? ;)

    02/06/2004 12:20:09 PM PST · by Reagan Renaissance · 8 replies · 180+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 02/06/2004 | Bill Bonner
    SEX, LIES AND AMERICA'S EMPIRE OF DEBT by Bill Bonner A recent NYTimes provides a comment from David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States. "The Federal government's gross debt - the accumulation of its annual deficits - was about $7 trillion last September, which works out to about $24,000 for every man, woman and child in the country," he announces. "But that number excludes items like the gap between the government's Social Security and Medicare commitments and the money put aside to pay for them. If these items are factored in, the burden for every American rises to...
  • America the Unfree

    01/28/2004 6:47:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 70 replies · 526+ views ^ | 01-28-04 | Roberts, Paul Craig
    America the Unfree Paul Craig Roberts Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 The Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal's 10th annual Index of Economic Freedom pulls the wool over our eyes. The deception is unintentional and arises from a fatal flaw in the index. The index delivers the comforting conclusion that the United States is the 10th-most free country, far ahead of 155th-ranked North Korea. However, the index ignores the simple truth that people who do not own the product of their labor are not free. People subject to an income tax do not own the product of their labor. Our Founding...
  • Illegal Aliens Eligible for Social Security Benefits

    02/19/2003 8:55:02 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 57 replies · 2,534+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/19/03 | Matt Hayes
    <p>Annie was an ethnic Chinese born in Malaysia who had legally emigrated to the U.S. decades ago. She entered my law office with her mother, who clutched a well-worn copy of a Chinese language book called What You Need to Know About Life in America that is eventually encountered by most immigration lawyers.</p>
  • Turning Back the Clock on the West

    11/22/2002 6:03:54 AM PST · by sauropod · 42 replies · 358+ views
    email | November 19, 2002 | Laura McCall
    Turning Back the Clock on the West November 19, 2002 By Laura McCall, Rural Resident of the Great Plains I think what many do not yet believe, much less understand, is that the demise of the American farm and the Canadian farm and the South African farm and the South American farm is a planned demise. It is planned by many non-elected bureaucrats and a few elected ones. The Wildlands Project is being implemented very rapidly now (Wetlands restorations, rewilding the farm states by turning loose not dozens, but hundreds, of predatory animals.) Example: We are now getting the explanation...
  • Calif. Enacts Paid Family Leave Bill

    09/23/2002 6:56:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies · 1,190+ views
    AP ^ | September 23, 2002 | Paul Chavez
    Gov. Gray Davis signed a law Monday that makes California the first state to offer workers paid family leave.
  • If the United States Is Broken, Can It Be Fixed?

    04/17/2002 5:48:10 PM PDT · by B. A. Conservative · 51 replies · 609+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 4/17/2002 | B. A. Conservative
    If my count is correct there were 66 unique respondents to the question, "Is the United States broken?" There were only 12 respondents who answered a clear "NO". There were 22 replies that I categorized as "equivocal". Most of these were cautiously guarded and expressed considerable concern or confusion either about the question or their answers. clearly they were trying to distinguish between the concepts of broken in the sense of "broken beyond repair" or "broken, but it is not too late to fix". Some of the best replies were in this group. Later in our discussion I will post...