Culture & the Libertarian Heritage

Government Interventionism in Ireland, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 In 1881, the Young Ireland Society was formed. The Gaelic Athletic Association and the Gaelic League followed soon after. The Gaelic League began selling Irish-language textbooks and by 1906 had 900 branches boasting 100,000 members in urban areas around the country. The same Arthur Griffith who would found Sinn Fein in 1905 had in ... [click for more]

Government Interventionism in Ireland, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Ireland at the turn of the 20th century was poised for change. Most of Irelands inhabitants wanted to alter in some respect the nature of their relationship with Great Britain, which had been interfering in Irish affairs for more than 700 years. In 1801 the British government had even declared Ireland to be, constitutionally, ... [click for more]

Is FOX News Supporting the Troops or the President?

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What fascinates me is how people at FOX News have convinced themselves that theyre supporting the troops while supporting the U.S. governments continued occupation of Iraq. After all, no one can honestly still claim that the troops are dying for freedom because Saddam Hussein is now in jail. Moreover, according to Iraqi Shi'ite Sheik Raed Saadi, it is now ... [click for more]

April 19: Freedom’s Birthday

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Americans revere a great number of dates that hold special significance for their culture and history. The Fourth of July, Veterans Day, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. a quick glance through any calendar provides numerous other examples. Yet the one day of most importance, to both the nation and its culture, is the one that is conspicuously absent ... [click for more]

No Wonder People Feel Disfranchised

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In a recent poll of cable-television viewers, only 20 percent said the general public has much say in what the government does. Maybe people are finally catching on. It’s about time. The poll by Peter D. Hart can’t be pleasing to those who make a holy shrine of the ballot ... [click for more]

Bush Worker Plan Betrays American Ideals

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In proposing a temporary worker program, President Bush promised to reassess “the standard of knowledge in the current citizenship test… must ensure that new citizens know…the ideals that have shaped our history.” Maybe he should also look at the standard of knowledge for presidents. If we use the test ... [click for more]

Coercion versus Freedom at Thanksgiving

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In response to an announcement that many Washington, D.C., residents would go hungry on Thanksgiving, a private company called Sodexho promptly delivered 1,000 turkeys to our nation’s capital. According to a Yahoo news report, Sodexho USA (www.sodexhousa.com) “is the leading provider of food and facilities ... [click for more]

The Ron Paul Liberty in Media Awards 2002

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To: Friends and Supporters of The Future of Freedom Foundation From: Jacob G. Hornberger, president Subject: The Ron Paul Liberty in Media Awards 2002 We are very pleased and honored to announce that The Future of Freedom Foundations website (www.fff.org) and two articles published by FFF have received awards from Congressman Ron Paul. The awards were announced in a new book entitled ... [click for more]

Hitler’s Mutual Admiration Society

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During his campaign, California’s governor-elect, Arnold Schwarzenegger, got himself into hot water with his praise of Adolf Hitler’s oratorical skills. Maybe he should have reminded people of a dark secret that went down the public-school memory hole long ago, for obvious reasons: the mutual admiration society that ... [click for more]

Legal Plunder in Alabama

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Most Americans would take umbrage at the suggestion that they are serfs rather than citizens of the United States. But that just shows how far removed from political reality they are. How many people would be surprised to learn that the government can take their homes if it decides ... [click for more]

The Abolitionist Adventure, Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 National attention soon focused on whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free or slave state — a matter that affected the balance of power in the Senate. The immense Kansas-Nebraska territory had been formerly closed to slavery under the Missouri Compromise. But the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 — ... [click for more]
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