A Short Word: The Unmaking of America

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.” –Dinesh D’Souza While our story begins much earlier than 2015, the telling of the beginning of the great and dismal decline of our nation would require volumes of its own; however time is of the essence, so let us begin by acknowledging that the…

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America’s Mass Shooting Problem

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” –Mao Zedong In yet another tragic moment in America, a deranged 19 year old lunatic manchild, got it into his head that the best way to deal with a lifetime of ostracization, mental illness, gnawing moral cowardice, and emotional emptiness that consumed him after the death of his adoptive parents was to gun down unarmed teachers and students at his former high school. While we can and should seek to understand what drove Nikolas Cruz to…

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What is Socialism & Why Doesn’t It Work?

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.” –Murray N. Rothbard The lights in Caracas went out. Vandals, says the government. Grocery store shelves are bare of basic necessities, and when they aren’t bare, the prices for food are so high, some people are…

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Did You Get the Memo?

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Mmm, yeah, you see, we’re putting the cover sheets on all TPS reports before they go out… Did you see the memo about this?” -Bill Lumbergh, Office Space So let’s deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage. A melodrama so excruciatingly and bureaucratically American that I can only imagine how ludicrous it must appear to almost anyone outside the States. For those that haven’t been keeping up with this, Trump supporters have…

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The Economic Pulse

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org If you got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” -Barack Obama, 2012 The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its initial number for Q4 2017 on Friday, and the usual media forces have turned it over as much as it probably bear to be turned over, but it is still worth mentioning a couple of things about the “advance” number. At 2.6%, it is considerably below the 3.0% number that was broadly expected by the market, but this cannot simply…

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The Case for #NeverTrump in 2018

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org During the Republican presidential primaries in 2015 and 2016, the case for opposition to Donald Trump was clear to all but Trump’s core supporters comprised of largely uneducated working class nationalists and Baby Boomers, who now vastly outnumber the declining Greatest Generation and Silent Generation voters that elected Ronald Reagan, George H. W Bush, and George W. Bush. To Trump’s voting block, it didn’t matter that Trump’s entire life had been a horror show of marital infidelity, financial incompetence, small-minded bigotry, pathological dishonesty, and unchecked narcissism.…

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