In the wilderness of the New World, the Plymouth Pilgrims had progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism.
On May 27, 1935, in a unanimous decision the nine members of the Supreme Court said there were constitutional limits beyond which the federal government could not go in claiming the right to regulate the economic affairs of the citizenry. It was a glorious day in American judicial history and is worth remembering.
Ayn Rand described Thanksgiving as “a typically American holiday . . . its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”
Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce.
Random thoughts on the passing scene…
Walter Williams on the shocking decline in college academic standards.
Understanding the Jihadists.
Charlie Hebdo, the West and the Need to Ridicule Religion.
What distinguishes the West, namely Britain and the U.S., from other nations are the extraordinary measures they took to abolish slavery.
It would be wonderful if we could develop ways to educate all students, despite whatever kinds of attitudes and behavior they had. But how many generations of other youngsters are we prepared to sacrifice to this hope that has never yet been fulfilled?