Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Consent

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford A Rasmussen Reports survey conducted in April 2014 found that “just 19% of likely U.S. voters believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.”  “66% do not believe the federal government has … Continue reading

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Is Big Government “Humanitarian?”

Intro by Jeff Rutherford What is the most humanitarian method of government? Can widespread prosperity only be achieved by enlarging government and limiting individual liberty? These questions were discussed in the following extemporaneous comments by the Treasury Secretary during Congressional testimony on … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin: America’s Founding Father…of Satire

(graphic credit) Intro by Jeff Rutherford My favorite piece of satirical commentary was written and published before I was born.  Long before.  In fact, it was written more than 25 years before the United States of America was born.  Please … Continue reading

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