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All through background, own liberty, loose markets, and peaceful, voluntary exchanges were roundly denounced by means of tyrants and infrequently greeted with suspicion by way of most of the people. regrettably, american citizens have more and more authorised the tyrannical principles of decreased inner most estate rights and diminished rights to gains, and became enamored with regulations on own liberty and keep an eye on by way of executive. during this newest selection of essays chosen from his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter E. Williams takes on a number of debatable matters surrounding race, schooling, the surroundings, the structure, overall healthiness care, international coverage, and extra. Skewering the self-righteous and self-important forces all through society, he makes the case for what he calls the "the ethical superiority of private liberty and its major ingredient—limited government." along with his ordinary undemanding insights and honesty, Williams finds the lack of liberty in approximately each very important element of our lives, the large decline in our values, and the ethical tragedy that has befallen americans this day: our trust that it really is appropriate for the govt. to forcibly use one American to serve the needs of one other.

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As such, it differs in degree, but not kind, from that uglier part of our history where black people were forcibly used to serve the purposes of their slave masters. What about the terms discretionary versus nondiscretionary congressional spending? Nondiscretionary refers to uncontrollable things like sunsets and sunrises, low tides and high tides, and laws of thermodynamics. By contrast, all congressional spending is discretionary and controllable. For political expedience, Congress has written laws to shield certain spending from annual budget scrutiny by calling it nondiscretionary.

Today’s Americans are vastly better armed than our founders, Warsaw Ghetto Jews, and Syrian rebels. There are about 300 million privately held firearms owned by Americans. That’s nothing to sneeze at. And notice that the people who support gun control are the very people who want to control and dictate our lives. indd 34 2/26/15 5:10 PM Constitution | 35 Is There a Way Out? October 30, 2013 According to a recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, up 20 points from 2012.

Or, did Julia Ward Howe make a mistake in titling her Civil War song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? Should she have titled it “The Battle Hymn of the Democracy”? indd 21 2/26/15 5:10 PM 22 | American Contempt for Liberty What’s the difference between republican and democratic forms of government? ” That means Congress does not grant us rights; their job is to protect our natural or God-given rights. For example, the Constitution’s First Amendment doesn’t say Congress shall grant us freedom of speech, the press, and religion.

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