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The Examiner

Google the phrase, with quotes, "Going Galt" and you'll get "about 215,000" results or so. Are libertarians witnessing the mainstreaming of John Galt? This article touches on one of the reasons why the idea of Going Galt is becoming so popular. But it needs to begin with this caveat: NOTE: This article is not for the Pollyanna "good citizenship" drones who can't tell the difference between government tax-muggers and the productive people they terrorize. Banker Bradley Birkenfeld of the Swiss bank UBS assisted US citizens who had committed the unforgivable crime of being successful. In an effort to help them keep their own money, he set up secret bank accounts as a firewall against the ravages of the voracious American IRS. (The fact that the I in IRS stands for Internal, not International, seems to be irrelevant to the criminal class that runs the American Empire.) But Birkenfeld turned snitch. His bank, succumbing to the intimidations appl

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“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?" “Fear is the passion of slaves.” “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.”  “Give me liberty or give me death.” “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.  Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.  Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.  Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”  “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.”  “I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.” “I know no way of judging the future but by the past.”

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No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and

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Christine Smith**Q**s Blog

 Most lowercase “l” and “r” libertarians and republicans I’ve met adhere to principle to a much greater extent than many of their uppercase counterparts, and I have often sadly seen it’s the same with “Christians” and “christians.”

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Justin Buell

 The economy is quite the complex area of study. Most people find it too boring and tedious to ever fully delve into it’s science. Those that have only a moderate understanding of how economics work, usually only for personal use in business and private finances, still do not find the topic of the economy attractive or exciting in any way.

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