The Importance of Real Equality

by Burt January 21, 2014

The subject of “equality” is the source of much political debate these days. Ever since the founding era, free-market thinkers have argued for equality of opportunity in the economic order. Equality, in other words, is a framework, not a result. In modern terms the goal is a level playing field. Government should be a referee [...]

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The Ignorance Of Today’s College Students Shouldn’t Surprise Us

by Burt January 8, 2014

By Blaine McCormick & Burton Folsom What did our students learn during this holiday break between college semesters?  Once finals were over, many probably went to see a movie or took a trip with their family.  What did they discover about this rich nation that will give them so many chances to succeed in life [...]

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The Word of the Year for 2013: Redistribution

by Burt December 30, 2013

Much of the president’s effort in 2013 has been to try to redistribute wealth from a small group of wealthy voters to a larger group of less affluent voters. Obamacare, for example, turned out to be about redistributing healthcare dollars from rich to poor: Make a small group pay more for medical care and give [...]

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The Birthright of Being an American

by Anita December 19, 2013

Posted by Anita Folsom “In spite of everything, we Americans are still uniquely blessed, not only with the rich bounty of our land but by a bounty of the spirit–a kind of year-round Christmas spirit that still makes our country a beacon of hope in a troubled world and that makes this Christmas and every [...]

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“A Six Months’ War”

by Anita December 4, 2013

Posted by Anita Folsom On a cold Thursday evening in Washington, DC, in 1941, leaders in the nation’s capital met for dinner and discussion of the problems facing them. One attendee was Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy.  Knox told his dinner companions, ” I feel that I can speak very frankly, within these four [...]

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Presidential Overreach

by Anita November 21, 2013

Posted by Anita Folsom Is there a similarity between the Court-packing scheme of President Roosevelt in the 1930s and Obamacare today? Yes there is. In both cases, we see the fatal consequences of presidential overreach. In 1937, FDR was angry that the Supreme Court had struck down two of his pet New Deal programs, the [...]

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President Kennedy’s Best Accomplishment?

by Burt November 19, 2013

Not the Vietnam War, where he eased us into sending more troops. Not civil rights, which he did not accomplish and only supported reluctantly. The answer: Cutting tax rates! Kennedy did support tax cuts, and those cuts improved the prosperity of the 1960s. Here is the story. In the late 1950s, under President Eisenhower, and [...]

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A Civil War Thanksgiving

by Anita November 14, 2013

Posted by Anita Folsom In 1863, Abraham Lincoln asked the American people to set aside the last Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving and a day of prayer that God would heal the nation’s wounds.  Two weeks from today is our Thanksgiving Day for 2013.  Let us remember to pray for our nation [...]

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Who Are The Greatest American Entrepreneurs Ever?

by Burt November 7, 2013

By Blaine McCormick and Burton Folsom, Jr. Originally published by and can be found Here. Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If U.S. presidents are studied, evaluated, and ranked, shouldn’t we do the same for our entrepreneurs and businesspeople? After all, they built the U.S. from the ground up into a [...]

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Heal the Planet or Follow the Money?

by Anita November 4, 2013

Posted by Anita Folsom “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.” Thus spoke President Obama in his first inaugural.  He promised to be the greatest green energy president ever. During the 2008 campaign, he best captured the spirit of the green energy movement when he [...]

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