I never really understood the obsession with FDR, and how many in academic authority would posit his presidency as the saving point of the American economy following the Great Depression. After analyzing the numbers, I can say with some level of certainty that the idolization doesn’t really match up with the data. In fact it would appear more to me that university obsession with Keynesianism is more of a propaganda tool than anything to get millennials like myself infatuated with socialist structures, none of which have proven to be effective in raising individuals out of the lower class structures into a sustainable standard of living. I venture to even say that FDR, in fact, exacerbated th
Johnnie Lagendorff. Does that name ring a bell? He was one of the two good Samaritans who quickly stepped into action during the Texas church mass shooting. These good Samaritans were able to stop the shooter from killing more people with the help of a weapon. This is ironic, considering the fact that gun control advocates are once again using this tragic event to push their agenda of increasing gun control. Just stop and think for a minute how the situation could of turned even worse if armed individuals were not present to help stop the violent attack. What was the difference between the shooter and the good Samaritans? They own legal, registered weapons, while the shooter had possession o
What is the meaning of the Great Debate? Do we not enter into the halls of academia to discuss the spectrum of political thought and ideas, regardless of how absurd, extreme or how lenient they are? "Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech." - Benjamin Franklin Whether it is the conservative excoriating the idea of an increasingly powerful government that exercises tyranny over its people, the liberal who excoriates the conservative and highlights the alleged importance of progressivism in the formulation of policy and a disbanding of traditional principles, or the nationalist debating the internationali
Communism killed Cuba, plain and simple. The wave of communism in the island of Cuba, led by Fidel Castro, did more to harm and to hurt the Cuban population than it did to help it. And today, in 2017, we have politicians that want to click a “reset button” on Cuba. When the United States clicked the reset button with Russia under the Obama Administration, it contributed to the deteriorating relationship we have with Russia and the proxy war in Syria that we have today. We cannot implement a similar policy in the island nation of Cuba. It simply won’t work. Prior to the revolution, the Cuban economy was very successful. The country had several American companies present, and it had one of the
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