It's curious how hard some people are willing to exert themselves in order find reasons to believe in the state. What's happening to Julian Assange is a perfect example of this. For the Assange case explained simply, Caitlin Johnstone gets right to the heart of the matter. A very worthwhile read.
If you haven't been following Dr. Peter McCullough, he offers a principled and informed counterpoint to those pushing the official response to Covid. In fact, his recent interview with Joe Rogan is causing serious heartburn for the Covid narrative managers. Especially when Dr. McCullough describes how doctors worldwide were restricted in how they could treat Covid patients.
If you've ever read Thomas Jefferson's writings, it's not hard to see why he is widely considered the architect of liberty in America. That's why it's a safe bet that the history erasers will be coming for his statutes sooner than later. Paul Krause has an excellent essay in praise of Thomas Jefferson and why his legacy of freedom must be erased by the historical revisionists.
After nearly two straight years of rapidly deepening authoritarianism, there's a sense that resistance is beginning to solidify. Jeffrey A. Tucker explains how Elon Musk being named as Time magazine's Person of the Year is an encouraging sign, given Musk's recent outspokenness against that rising tide.
We're all familiar with the story of The Emperor's New Clothes. However, the less of that story seems lost on most of our elected officials. Walter Gelles has an interesting take on why no politician dares to utter the obvious: "The emperor has no clothes."
Maybe it's just the accumulated stress and strain of the past 2 years but I find myself focusing in on this Christmas season much more than in years past. The commercial trappings of Christmas are fun but Judge Andrew Napolitano says that taking Christmas seriously is a matter of humility, charity and willingness to submit to God's will.
When words are overused or abused, they lose their power. Steve Feinstein has a great commentary on the abuse of the words "heroes, racists, and Hitler" and how these words are becoming meaningless.
One of the biggest sources of conflict and contention is the continual overreach of federal power over our state and local governments. George Leef explores the question of how do the feds get away with that?
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