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.
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 […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 4: State’s Rights 4.2 How they were lost We have already covered how decentralization in principle was lost already with the Constitutional settlement. It is not my intention to rehash that same material for the loss of State Rights—though much of it is relevant. But we need to […]