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Isolationism and Open Borders

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In an implicit rebuke of President Trump, former President Bush delivered a speech this week in which he warned against “isolationism sentiments.” Isolationist sentiments? Is he kidding? Don’t make me laugh. Trump has made it very clear that he is firmly committed to continuing the forever wars that Bush launched in Afghanistan and Iraq more than 15 years ago and ...

The Troops Do Not Die for Their Country

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As I have repeatedly emphasized over the years, including in my article yesterday, “Trump’s Horrible Truth to the Soldier’s Widow,” U.S. troops who have been killed in Niger, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Vietnam, Korea, or other faraway places did not die to defend the rights and freedoms of the American people. That’s a lie, a lie that unfortunately is ...

Trump’s Horrible Truth to the Soldier’s Widow

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Warfare-statists are horrified over what President Trump told Mrs. La David Johnson, the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier who was recently killed in Niger. Trump said to Mrs. Johnson, “Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” Trump’s statement reminds me of what Herbert Spencer wrote back in 1902 in an ...

Amusement from a Republican Candidate in Virginia

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Amidst all the ongoing chaos, crises, and tensions emanating from Washington, D.C., a Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in my district in Northern Virginia, a man named Tag Greason, has provided me with some amusement, which I would like to share with you. Recently one of Greason’s supporters left a political flier on my front door, which ...

JFK and Regime-Change Conspiracies

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With the National Archives’ impending October 26 release of JFK-assassination records that the CIA has succeeded in keeping secret for more than 50 years, the mainstream media will undoubtedly obsess even more with the term “conspiracy theory,” the term that the CIA secretly came up several years ago to discourage people from looking too closely at the circumstantial ...

Faith and the Las Vegas Massacre

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The response of hospitals to the Las Vegas massacre confirms what I have been saying for the past 28 years of FFF’s existence: that Americans can trust themselves and freedom and get rid of Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, and all other governmental involvement in healthcare. Let’s first ask ourselves an important question: Why do we have Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare? The answer, ...

Will Trump Make a Deal with the CIA on JFK Records?

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There are now two weeks left before the National Archives releases CIA records relating to the President Kennedy assassination, records that the CIA has succeeded in keeping secret for more than 50 years, on grounds of “national security” of course. The JFK Records Act, enacted in 1992 in response to public outrage over continued official secrecy in the JFK assassination, ...

Che Guevara and the Destruction of America’s Values

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Yesterday, thousands of people gathered in Bolivia to honor Che Guevara, the communist revolutionary and Fidel Castro ally who was executed by Bolivian troops on October 9, 1967. Yesterday’s event could also have served as a commemoration of the destruction of American values by the U.S. national-security establishment, namely the Pentagon and the CIA. Prior to his execution, Guevara had been ...

Motivation and Justification in the Las Vegas Massacre

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Ever since the Las Vegas massacre, investigators have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what Stephen Paddock’s motive was in killing all those people. So far, they still haven’t come up with an answer, but they are still trying. What I find fascinating about this process is that no one in the mainstream press or, for ...

Before Agreeing to Gun Control, Remember Chile

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Calls for gun control after a mass shooting in America has, of course, become standard fare. But before Americans permit themselves to be stampeded into surrendering their right to own guns, it would be wise to keep Chile in mind. In 1973, the Chilean national-security establishment, after winning a quick military battle against the president of the country, took power. ...

America’s Warfare State and the Las Vegas Massacre

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When it comes to the massacre in Las Vegas, I am on the same page as John Whitehead, the president of the Rutherford Institute, whose articles we regularly publish here at The Future of Freedom Foundation. Consider what he writes in his excellent article “Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly,” which I highly recommend ...

Milton Friedman and Conservatives: Wrong on Education

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Once upon a time, some conservatives used to call for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education. Lamentably, conservatives today celebrate when a “free-market advocate” like multimillionaire Betsy DeVos is appointed U.S. Secretary of Education, and they get terribly excited when she speaks at conservative conferences. Meanwhile, even while conservatives continue to pronounce their allegiance to their favorite mantra ...
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