The Bell Tower

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The name of Brutus is synonymous in Ancient Rome with resistance to tyranny. The first famous Brutus, Lucius Junius Brutus, led the revolution against the last King of Rome which ushered in the great ... [More]


The Obama Doctrine

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Liberty was the sole animating force behind the American Revolution and is the primary intellectual foundation for the existence of the United State Constitution.  Equality, democracy, independen... [More]

I know it’s old but this is great stuff. Pelosi actually terminates the interview because she can’t get her way. People in Congress really believe they are above the rank and file, that ... [More]

Ronald Reagan on socialized medicine in 1961:

“Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy a... [More]

I haven’t got much to say about this excerpt from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. It speaks for itself. Some will claim him for the left, others for the right. It really doesn’t ma... [More]

Speaking of Friedman, here’s a short but brilliant clip that was emailed to me recently. The fact that he made this point to Phil Donahue’s face on his show is just priceless. This is th... [More]

A familiar refrain from the “liberal” community today is objection to the stench that surrounds the term. No political candidate wants to be called a liberal. Those who align themselves ... [More]

If that wasn’t the title of Rudy Giuliani’s speech to the 2008 Republican Convention this week, it should have been. If you haven’t seen it, you certainly need to. You will not fin... [More]

Slavery Reparations   To his credit as this article points out, Obama was opposed to the catastrophic idea of slavery reparations long before his Presidential campaign.  Great.  However, he’s fl... [More]