Posts Tagged ‘leviathan’
As Tom Mullen outlines, the last century has witnessed both parties vastly expanding the power of the federal government, ruining our economy, expanding our empire, and squandering our wealth.
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Ron Paul thinks so, and he’s absolutely right. Prohibition didn’t work in the 1920s, and it doesn’t work today.
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This talk was delivered on June 1, 2007, at the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Conference on “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Affairs and Civil Liberties.” By Lew Rockwell, Jr of lewrockwell.com. http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/conflict-or-cooperation.html
There are two clear and present dangers to liberty in America. One is known as the left, and the other is known as the right. They are dangerous because they seek to use government to mold society into a form they seek, rather than the form that liberty achieves if society is left on its own.
I’m going to assume that the left and the right come to their views sincerely, that their passion for using government is driven by some fear that the absence of government would yield catastrophe. So the burden of my talk today will be to identify and explain the common thread that connects the worldview of the left and the right, and suggest that they are both wrong about the capacity of society, whether it is defined locally or internationally, to manage itself.