“The Fountainhead” courtroom Speech, Ayn Rand

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Again, I'm not Ayn Rand's biggest fan, but this speech by architect Howard Roark, on trial for having blown up a housing project he designed in New York when another architect changed his design,...

American Theology Simply Stated, The Transcendence of Liberty

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The Transcendence of Liberty I’ve told this story before, of the time in 1991 I attended a birthday party for a law professor at a university in USSR Ukraine. Around three tables pushed together, in...

The Death of Captain Waskow, by Ernie Pyle

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Probably Ernie Pyle's best known piece, I've included here a copy of Captain Waskow's last letter home. Two hankies, gentlemen.   At the Front Lines in Italy, January 10th, 1944 . . . In this war I have...

The Doctrine of Liberty, The Original Republican Brand, Who Owns It?

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I claim primacy for the GOP that is the older of the two, as well as the one that claims the greater chance of actually growing in size

Can a Sane Society Elect a Demented Man for President?

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Thankfully, we only have to think about this sort of thing for three more days, for however the courts decide how it will end, our parts in it will be done; our minds made...

Melancholy, a Ten-Minute Indulgence

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Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place... ...and our place.   Both from Ken Burns films: Lewis and Clark https://youtu.be/llhs1p2xNgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTONjssOqc Ashokan Farewell, Civil War https://youtu.be/uZmxZThb084 Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter https://youtu.be/1VK1KcZoDu0