Socialism found a seminal and powerful voice on English soil through a group of young deadbeats and intellectuals who called themselves “Fabians.” The Fabian Society included famous personalities such as founder George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Well, Virginia Woolf, Sydney and Beatrice Webb, and even Bertrand Russell for a time.
It seems to be little more than casual news when riots break out in Athens, Paris, London, or some other socialist haven. Greeks riot over austerity; we huff. Francs mob over retirement age; we chuckle. Most recently, London students riot over the threat of higher tuition; we snore. We snore right through the glass breaking […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 5: Taxation 5.2 Taxation: How freedom was lost There is that old and reliable indicator of when a politician is lying: his mouth is open. There is, however, an exception to this rule: when he’s talking about raising taxes. Then you can trust his announcements. For this […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 5: Taxation 5.1 Taxation in a Free America We have now laid out the fundamental shape of decentralized government as it ought to be. The county should be fundamental, and people should have to deal with no government official other that their county officials, with perhaps limited […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 4: States’ Rights 4.3 How to get freedom back If we are to discuss how to restore freedom in regard to States’ rights, we have to make some acknowledgments and qualifications up front. Nevertheless, there is work we can do and which needs to be done. Remember that […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 4: State’s Rights 4.2b Washington’s New Deal While little discussed in today’s textbooks, George Washington held a virtually identical view of government as Hamilton—he was just less outspoken and more elegant about it. Some historians have considered Washington a mere front for Hamilton’s agenda—the public executive counterpart to […]