Monthly Archives: September 2012

Unlimited Democracy

Unlimited Democracy Tibor R. Machan The Magna Carta was an early attempt to rein in government, reduce the scope of monarchical rule. Constitutional monarchy was the result in many countries. When democracies replaced monarchies, the urgency to limit their scope … Continue reading

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“Asking” versus forcing folks to pay a little bit more

“Asking” versus forcing folks to pay a little bit more! Tibor R. Machan President Obama raised the issue of why anyone would object to asking the very rich “to give some more.” As he put the matter, “What is wrong … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism Revisited

American Exceptionalism Revisited Tibor R. Machan A fairly prominent perception across the globe is that America has had certain exceptional features. While these are mixed in with various traditional ones, they still manage — or have managed — to make … Continue reading

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Frankness Abouth Wealth Redistribution

Frankness About Wealth Redistribution Tibor R. Machan When taxation is part of government, wealth redistribution goes hand in hand with it. Taxation was what feudal systems used so as to pay rent to the monarchy. The monarch, after all, used … Continue reading

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Some Past Reflections on America

Some Past Reflections on America Tibor R. Machan Mitt Romney might have made reference to some of the ideas of Alexis de Tocqueville and shamed his critics into attempting to ridicule or denounce these. I am surprised no one prominent … Continue reading

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Why So Thin Skinned?

Why So Thin Skinned? Tibor R. Machan I really don’t get why so many Muslims are so thin skinned. Nearly everyone has experienced ridicule, verbal abuse, what have you, yet in my experience hardly anyone who has strikes out at … Continue reading

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Brief Comment on Benghazi Murders

A Very Brief Comment on the Benghazi Murders TIbor R. Machan The fact that objectionable material published on the web is invoked to justify murder shows the sad state of affairs in Benghazi and elsewhere in the region. An expression … Continue reading

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