History

Anything I put on the site that relates to history will show up here.  You’d expect there to be a History Section since that’s what my degree is in and I’ve always been fascinated by the past.

Historical stuff will be included in this section

  • Adam Smith on High Profits February 21, 2016
    “… besides all the bad effects tothe country in general, which have alreadybeen mentioned as necessarily resulting from ahigher rate of profit, there is one more fatal,perhaps, than all these put together, butwhich, if we may judge from experience, isinseparably connected with it. The high rate ofprofit seems everywhere to destroy thatparsimony which, in other ...
  • Adam Smith on Bank Regulation February 17, 2016
    “regulations may, no doubt, be considered as in some respect a violation of natural liberty. But those exertions of the natural liberty of a few individuals, which might endanger the security of the whole are, and ought to be restrained by the laws of all governments; of the most free, as well as orthe ...
  • Adam Smith on wages and profits February 16, 2016
    those who live by wages:The interest of … those who live by wages, is … strictly connected withthe interest of the … The wages of the labourer … are never so high as when the demand for labour is continually rising, or when the quantity employed is every year increasingconsiderably. When this real wealth ...
  • Quotes from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. February 13, 2016
    Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the Bible of Capitalism. “The word VALUE, it is to be observed, has twodifferent meanings, and sometimes expressesthe utility of some particular object, andsometimes the power of purchasing othergoods which the possession of that objectconveys. The one may be called ‘value ...
  • The Constitution of the Five Nations February 2, 2016
    The Constitution of the Five Nations – or – The Iroquois Book of the Great … survives after some 500 or 600 years, and was originated by people that our ancestors … considered  “savages”. Some sources place the of the Five Nation Confederacy as early as 1390, … others insist it was prepared ...
  • Treason February 1, 2016
    The actions of the Bundys, in Nevada and Oregon, are not the first time that arms have been taken up against agents of the Federal Government because someone didn’t want to comply with the law and pay what they owed.  The Constitution defines such acts as treason and in the past the perpetrators have been ...
  • The party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln April 10, 2015
    one of America’s most fundamental problems is that the alliance between the current form of Southern labor and the current form of finance is with still.   The Southernization of the and the increasing domination of ’s over the nation’s economic life have combined to erode both the income ...
  • “… we cannot escape history.” April 10, 2015
    what unites the Republican Party, on this 150th anniversary of the murder of Lincoln, is that they are against the type of progressive legislation that gave rise to their party. Lincoln is an oil painting in the parlor, to be dusted off while Republican leaders plot new ways to kill things that he would have ...
  • HOBBY LOBBY July 18, 2014HOBBY LOBBY
    “In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican party, decided that a huge corporation, with thousands of employees and gargantuan revenues, was a ‘person’ entitled to assert a objection ...
  • IN THE NAME OF RELIGION May 31, 2014
    September 11, 2003. IN THE NAME OF RELIGION Three years ago today a group of men flew planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Why? Religion.
  • Thomas Jefferson on intellectual property January 7, 2013
    If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, ...
  • Jefferson on Religion November 7, 2012
    Jefferson had no use for leaders and many times in his letters made it clear religion should be a private affair and and be kept out of politics and that the only way to know a person’s religious beliefs was by how they lived, not by what they said. “… the priests indeed have ...
  • Jefferson on Change November 7, 2012
    to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816 Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that ...
  • Thomas Jefferson on Private Property November 5, 2012
    This may come as a shock to a lot of conservatives. Just one more example of the “Socialist” tendencies of the .  Thomas Jefferson ranked Locke, https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/2006/11/thomas_jefferso.html) along with Locke’s compatriot Algernon Sidney, as the most important thinkers on liberty. (http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/john-locke-natural-rights-to-life-liberty-and-property/) But he changed Locks words (“Life, Liberty, and Property”) to “Life, Liberty, and ...
  • Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison November 4, 2012
    Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison)  Our system is to live in perpetual peace with the Indians, to cultivate an affectionate attachment from them, by everything just and liberal which we can do for them within the bounds of reason, and by giving them effectual protection against wrongs from our own people. The decrease of ...

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