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Liberalism Is Suicidism – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 22, 2017

Pat is making a lot of this moment in history. I hope he is right.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/10/patrick-j-buchanan/is-liberalism-a-dying-faith/

Equality, diversity, democracy — this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships.

But the congregation worshiping these gods is shrinking. And even Europe seems to be rejecting what America has on offer.

In a retreat from diversity, Catalonia just voted to separate from Spain. The Basque and Galician peoples of Spain are following the Catalan secession crisis with great interest. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Sandcastle | International Man

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 13, 2017

Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/the-sandcastle

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Democracy in a Death Spiral?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 21, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/04/patrick-j-buchanan/democracy-death-spiral/

“You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don’t think it’s worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that’s any better. …

“People say, ‘If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be better.’ I say Congress is too damn representative. It’s just as stupid as the people are, just as uneducated, just as dumb, just as selfish.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Democracy, the God That’s Failing | Mises Wire

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 23, 2017

https://mises.org/blog/democracy-god-thats-failing

Panarchism may be a viable replacement. Michael Rozeff has written on the subject.

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Deplorable Thoughts – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 2, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/01/paul-gottfried/deplorable-thoughts/

The leopard’s spots don’t change. 

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