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Month: February 2015

Herding Cats: Texas Independence Faces Challenges From Within

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.

Mises: There’s No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom

Freedom, as people enjoyed it in the democratic countries of Western civilization in the years of the old liberalism’s triumph, was not a product of constitutions, bills of rights, laws, and statutes. Those documents aimed only at safeguarding liberty and freedom, firmly established by the operation of the market economy, against encroachments on the part of officeholders.

Gary North: How to teach Revisionist History

Almost any war in the history of the United States is eligible for revisionist history. I have said before that what we need is a multi-volume study of America’s wars. Each volume would examine one war. It would answer three questions:

1. How did the United States get into the war?
2. How was the war paid for?
3. What were the social and economic results of the war?

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