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The Chinese Exclusion Act Was An Assault on Private Property

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog10/14/2017
Many private employers were contracting with Chinese workers to move to California and work. And then Congress outlawed the contracts.

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Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2017
Even if the Native Americans didn't understand property rights at all, that still wouldn't justify stealing their land, and killing them.

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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.

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America: The Dictatress of the World

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/09/2017
John Quincy Adams warned that if the US sought to run the world, "she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit."

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Dickinson: We Cannot Be Happy without Being Free

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2017
Of all his writings, perhaps most important were his 'Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies.'

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Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

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If the Majority Votes to Secede — What About the Minority?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog09/21/2017
To protect minority rights, the answer to some secession is even more secession.

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Congress Shirks Its Duty on Foreign Policy Yet Again

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Just because Congress approves the use of force does not mean that a war is wise. But Congress should at least be willing to debate the matter.

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Johnny Appleseed: Land Speculator, Alcohol Dealer, Capitalist

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog09/17/2017
Johnny Appleseed is a man truly deserving to be considered an American hero, but he should also be remembered as a hero of American capitalism.

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To Combat "Hate," Make Government Weaker

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog09/15/2017
Simply asking people to get along isn’t going to work so long as there is a massive power structure in place that is driving the actual fear.

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