At least some of the Great Works of Murray N Rothbard. The American voters have so much to learn! I hope that at least some of our readers will bookmark/save this post for reference long into the future.
The Real Cause of the American ‘Civil War’)
By Thomas DiLorenzo — April 11, 2015 at LewRockwell.com
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American “Civil War,” more accurately described as the War to Prevent Southern Independence. It is also the 31st anniversary of the movie, The Godfather, Part II. A single scene in the movie illustrates the true cause of the “Civil War.” This not really about the movie, but surely about the Truth!
Have you ever thought about herding cats?
Cats are known for their aloof independence. Sure, your cat will curl up in your lap and purr while you pet him, but how often do you see cats sit…or speak…or fetch on demand? Nobody trains guard CATS. There are no Feline Units in your local police department. So the visual image above of cowboys herding cats is meant to be absurd, showing that corralling a bunch of snooty independent cats is a tough job.
[updated to correct video link] Michael Boldin’s Tenth Amendment Center has produced a new video which puts forth a more correct and relevant viewpoint about natural human rights versus the customary view that government somehow “owns” Rights and therefor can “decree and grant” human rights. He strikes at the root of distressingly common philosophical and practical error.
So spend a couple of minutes to watch this refreshing viewpoint!
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There has been a few articles on here, about this subject matter, and I thought I would add my 2 cents. Since the children on Sodahead banned me I am going to post my original writings here…
…We effectively become our own masters again as the founding fathers wanted. We will no longer be beholden to the Fed, because we will not use nationalized currency.
A good article written by James Rollins and published by the Texas Nationalist Movement.
Is Texas a sovereign state today? I don’t think so. Practically speaking, Texas is not sovereign and neither are Texans. It follows that Texas and Texans are not free.