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Saul Alinsky

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Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is most noted for his book ‘Rules for Radicals’. Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Education: University of Chicago Spouse: Irene Alinsky Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for […]

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How Did Jefferson Know?

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John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” […]

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Is Capitalism Conservative?

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“The word ‘capitalism’ was coined by Karl Marx who hoped this labelling would help in┬áhis crusade to denigrate the system of private property and market enterprise and promote socialism.” [from a book review published in the Ludwig Von Mises Institute’s DAILY ARTICLE.] But ‘capitalism’ is a very limited, specific term for one of the three […]

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Reds Are Socialists

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In the election when President Ronald Reagan won all but one state, a commentator described a map of the results as looking like a “blue lake”. When posting the results of the 2000 presidential election, a history-challenged TV graphics person coloured the democratic states blue and the republican states red. For some inexplicable reason, the […]

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Conservative Humour

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In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. — John Adams   If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain   Suppose you […]

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On Personalism

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The Need to Re-brand The Alternative to Socialism   Countries in which the principles of classical liberalism were more or less applied, and in which the majority of citizens were thereby enabled to reach levels of personal freedom and prosperity unprecedented in all of mankind's history, have been under attack for more than a century […]

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On Socialism

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The term 'socialism' describes one of two opposing principles of governance – that the welfare of the clan/tribe/nation/whatever group is its basic purpose. In fact, until the 1950's, the definition of socialism was "the PRINCIPLE that individual freedom should be completely subordinated to the interests of the community" – (Concise Oxford Dictionary – Fourth Edition, […]

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Why Are Liberals So Condescending?

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Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but […]

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The Year Of Fear

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The Globe (John Allemang) recently published an article on this very topic, and how right they are. This past year has seen a non-stop parade of scare tactics, and over-the-top disaster predictions. Of course every year has some degree of high alert threats, but 2009 was a doozie.

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Obama’s Long Six Months

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By Conrad Black in National Post, July 25, 2009. The observation of Barack Obama's six-month anniversary as President has received much less attention than did his 100th day. All the portentous comparisons with FDR have died away, and the administration is in a fierce struggle to salvage two of its most ambitious legislative projects — […]

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