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Nationalism and Socialism

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Posted on 3/5/2008

[This article originally appears as chapter 8 in Essentials of Economics.]

Nationalism appears to be a modern phenomenon having its origin in the nationalities constituted in Europe between the 16th and the 19th century concomitantly with the disappearance of feudalism and of the Romano-Germanic Empire that came into being with Charlemagne and was totally liquidated with the unification of Italy.

In fact, however, the spirit of nationalism is very ancient.[1] It has been and still is present as a factor in both political and economic history. The only thing that has changed is its form. It was this spirit that animated the absolutist and totalitarian regime of the Egyptians, that of the decadent Roman Empire, and the mercantilism of the 17th and 18th centuries, and, after a brief eclipse that lasted from the Congress of Vienna to the First World War, revived in the form of the so-called controlled or planned economy under the combined influence of war and socialism.

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“Fair and Balanced”

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It’s over at Fox4 for reporter Rebecca Aguilar (fired)
Uncle Barky.com ^ | ED BARK
Posted on 03/06/2008 8:44:09 PM EST by LdSentinal
http://tinyurl.com/2sxrxu
Rebecca Aguilar’s 14-year career as a Fox4 reporter has officially ended via a letter from an attorney representing the station.

In a telephone interview Wednesday night, Aguilar, 49, said she was checking her mail at mid-afternoon that day when she noticed an envelope under her front door mat. It informed her that Fox4 was exercising an option to drop her at the halfway point of a two-year contract that began on March 6, 2007.

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National Guard to be pulled from border patrol

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KOB.com

Posted at: 03/04/2008 05:27:42 PM
Updated at: 03/04/2008 05:30:05 PM
By: Chris Ornelas KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas KOB.com
National Guard to be pulled from border patrol
The state said there will be a six month gap of vulnerability at the border when feds pull National Guard troops.

Sate homeland security said the National Guard on the border will leave in July, six months earlier than expected. Officials said border agents won’t take over until December at the earliest, leaving more than 180 miles of border virtually unwatched.

The original plan was to have the National Guard watch the border until 6,000 new agents could be properly trained.

Border patrol officials said that won’t happen until December, but state officials said that’s not stopping the feds from pulling the plug early.

State officials said the feds are not saying what’s behind the early withdrawal of guard troops from across the country.

The state said the withdrawal leaves the New Mexico border vulnerable.

“We’ll create a window where the smugglers and the cartels and the border criminals may try and take advantage of,” said Tim Manning of New Mexico Homeland Security.

Homeland security said heavy patrols and new fencing in Arizona and Texas means there will be a funneling effect of immigrants and smugglers into New Mexico.

Ron Paul, the Bomb on the Internet

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March 05, 2008 11:40 AM ET | Paul Bedard | Permanent Link

If there’s anybody who doubts the importance of the Internet in the 2008 elections, a quick explanation of how Rep. Ron Paul came from nowhere to build support and collect millions of dollars online should change that. At this week’s Politics Online Conference, we listened to Paul’s E-campaign director, Justine Lam, who methodically spelled out how her operation worked its magic. First, she said, the candidate’s antiwar, old-school Goldwater message was something a segment of GOP voters wanted to hear. And they came to him and to his website in droves. But being low on funds and staff, Paul didn’t try to capture them all on his site like other campaigns, notably the Barack Obama effort. Instead, Paul’s campaign urged supporters to build their own support sites, networks, and groups. Lam’s message to supporters: “Do what you think is best for the campaign.”

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Free Speech in Wartime….

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Robert M. La Follette

Free Speech in Wartime (Abridged)

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delivered 6 Oct 1917 Washington, DC

Mr. President: I rise to a question of personal privilege.

I have no intention of taking the time of the Senate with a review of the events which led to our entrance into the war except in so far as they bear upon the question of personal privilege to which I am addressing myself.

Six Members of the Senate and fifty Members of the House voted against the declaration of war. Immediately there was let loose upon those Senators and Representatives a flood of invective and abuse from newspapers and individuals who had been clamoring for war, unequalled, I believe, in the history of civilized society.

Prior to the declaration of war every man who had venture to oppose our entrance into it had been condemned as a coward or worse, and even the President had by no means been immune from these attacks.

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National Dragnet Is a Click Away

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Authorities to Gain Fast and Expansive Access to Records
By Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, March 6, 2008; A01

Several thousand law enforcement agencies are creating the foundation of a domestic intelligence system through computer networks that analyze vast amounts of police information to fight crime and root out terror plots.

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Policing for Profit and Political Gain

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RICO laws shouldn’t provide incentive to plunder


Goldwater Institute
March 05, 2008

Arizona’s racketeering or “RICO” laws generate millions of dollars each year for local police and prosecutors by allowing their offices to seize and keep money and property allegedly used in or generated by criminal activity. The RICO laws require prosecutors to meet only the most minuscule of legal burdens in court before being allowed to pocket the proceeds.

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The Perfect Terrorist Plan….

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The Perfect Terrorist Plan To Level The Twin Towers
Created In 1976
By Greg Szymanski
Exclusive to American Free Press
3-19-5

He says not only did the Bush administration purposely ignore Al Q’aida in the months preceding the WTC attacks, but the situation is even more disturbing, considering his military unit way back in 1976 devised a mock terrorist attack of the Twin Towers exactly like what occurred on 9/11.

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“If the American people really knew what we had done…”

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That We Dare Once Again! That We Dare Once Again! That We Dare Once Again!
An Essay On TheIndictment Movement
By Bruce R. Marshall
3-5-8

 

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“If the American people really knew what we had done, we would be chased down the street and lynched.” — President George H.W.Bush to White House correspondent Sara McClendon, 1992

 

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The China Syndrome

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vy Michael T. Klare


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On February 4, President Bush announced a baseline military budget of $515.4 billion for the next fiscal year, not including funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the largest one-year Pentagon request in real, uninflated dollars since World War II. This Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 figure represents a 7.5% increase over the 2008 appropriation of $479.5 billion and is expected to be the first of many rising requests supposedly needed to replace equipment lost and damaged in Iraq and to gear up for the security threats to come. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen explained last October, “we’re just going to have to devote more resources to national security in the world we’re living in right now.”

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…AND THE PULPITS ARE SILENT

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March 6, 2008

By Coach Dave Daubenmire

NewsWithViews.com

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? Jeremiah 5:26-31

Despite what the political parties would like you to believe, the problem in America is not the politicians, it is the pulpits. I hate to break the news to you, but most of America’s pulpits are filled with cowardly men. They are a shame to the Christ they claim to serve.

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IMMIGRATION: LET’S SOUR THE MILK By Frosty Wooldridge

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March 6, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

By Frosty Wooldridge

Every drink sour milk? Nasty stuff! You spat it out immediately. I’ll bet you thought twice before drinking your next glass of milk. What if every glass of moo-juice you tried turned out sour? You would stop drinking milk!

We now host more than 20-30 million illegal aliens – HUGE costs

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DEBT IS DESTROYING AMERICA

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By Jon Christian Ryter

March 6, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

When he made his mid-morning TV address on Thursday, Feb. 27, President George W. Bush spoke briefly on the economy, sounding more like a wishful Herbert Hoover trying to conjole the economy out of the doldrums than a student of backyard capitalism assuring his neighbors that the economy of the United States is still healthy even though the nation continues to hemorrhage jobs—and money as our trade deficit grows and the United States assumes the undisputed title as the world’s largest debtor nation. Bush noted that he didn’t think we were headed into a recession although he admitted the economy was slowing down. Under the rules of backyard capitalism, if you still have your job as money tightens and jobs get scarce, the economy is slowing down. If you lost your job, its a recession. If everyone in the neighborhood looses theirs, it a depression.

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AMERICANS VERY AFRAID OF FINANCIAL MELTDOWN UNDERWAY By: Devvy

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AMERICANS VERY AFRAID OF FINANCIAL MELTDOWN UNDERWAY

By: Devvy
March 6, 2008

© 2008 – NewsWithViews.com

Tuesday’s second “Super Tuesday” was another display of putrid politics. Allegedly Marxist Hillary Clinton took Texas. Why wouldn’t she? We all recall her famous words a few months ago, “No woman is an illegal.” Texas is infested with illegal aliens and we know they’re voting. A few days before this horse and pony show, Obama and Clinton exchanged spit over NAFTA. Both of them tried to out do each other for the sake of big labor in Ohio, a job devastated state. Neither one of them pointed out this treaty is unconstitutional and why. As the Ohio primary loomed with oodles of delegates, Obama (Elmer Gantry clone), and Clinton (Top Ten Most Corrupt Politician), suddenly decided it was time to do something about NAFTA.

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Mr. Lincoln’s Biographer–One More Socialist by Al Benson Jr.

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Mr. Lincoln’s Biographer–One More Socialist
by Al Benson Jr.
Recently, in my article about Mr. Lincoln’s socialist tendencies, I believe I mentioned his biographer, Carl Sandburg. I briefly noted how Mr. Sandburg had soft-pedaled the socialism of Robert Owen of New Harmony, Indiana fame. I felt that Sandburg, as knowledgeable a man as he was, must have known something about the socialism or Robert Owen, yet mentioning Owen in his biography of Mr. Lincoln, he chose not to share that information with his readers. Being aware of Lincoln’s socialism, and finding that Mr. Sandburg chose not to deal with Owens’ socialism, it began to make me, with my suspicious mind, wonder just a bit.

“…the only person who might stop the Bush administration from going to war against Iran”

March 6, 2008 1 comment

Washington Post
March 6, 2008
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Commander Rejects Article Of Praise
By Thomas E. Ricks, Washington Post Staff Writer

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East is the subject of a glowing magazine article describing him as the only person who might stop the Bush administration from going to war against Iran.
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The Essence of Liberty: Part 255 (1) The political platform of the Supreme Court: Pro-war, pro-child labor

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 255 (1) 

Compiled by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution 

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org) 

Chapter 9: The Court vs. FDR 

The political platform of the Supreme Court: Pro-war, pro-child labor

The Court supported economic freedom despite constitutional allocation of power to Congress.

Hammer v. Dagenhart (also known as the Child Labor Case [1918]) involved legislation that had prohibited interstate commerce by businesses that employed children. The Court struck down the law saying that Congress could not prohibit interstate commerce in legitimate products. The Court majority conceded that they had allowed the use of commerce powers to ban interstate prostitution and to regulate food and drugs but here it drew the line. Note that this distinction has no basis in the Constitution.

Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (1925) involved an Oregon initiative requiring children between the ages of 8 and 16 to attend public schools. The Court declared that the Due Process Clause extended the right to send one’s children to a non-public school and declared the Oregon enactment invalid. It remains a mystery as to what this “right” had to do with “due process.” 

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Marine Lt. Colonel Chessani ‘Thrown Under the Bus’ for Political Reasons?

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Published: March 6, 2008

Marine Lt. Colonel Chessani ‘Thrown Under the Bus’ for Political Reasons?

Richard Thompson

 

Military Judge Colonel Stephen Folsom’s, USMC, ruling Tuesday refusing the request by the Thomas More Law Center to take the deposition of Congressman John Murtha, D-PA, is the latest indication that it will be impossible for Marine Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Chessani to get a fair trial regarding November 19, 2005, Haditha incident.

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ImPeden Reality (Ron Paul)

March 6, 2008 1 comment

ImPeden Reality

by Johnny Kramer
by Johnny Kramer


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If anyone doesn’t know, Ron Paul crushed the challenger for his Congressional seat, neocon Chris Peden, with a 70% landslide victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

Ron faces no Democratic opponent in the November general election, so he has effectively been returned to Congress.

Chris Peden

Tom Woods exposed Peden, who’s a 43-year-old CPA and Friendswod, Texas city councilman.

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Cancel the Presidential Election!

March 6, 2008 1 comment

Cancel the Presidential Election!

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.


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Nothing could be better for the country that cancelling the 2008 election. Leave the office of the presidency empty.

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