Do not be duped by terms such as "green," "clean energy," or "sustainable development." Not only do these regulatory initiatives come short of producing the same prosperity and quality energy efficiency provided by the free-market they also fail to terminate our nation's dependency of foreign oil.
The culture war has reached a pivotal point, with the tattered shreds of what remains of Judeo-Christian civilization under assault as never before by the homosexual lobby and other promoters of perversion.
As ethanol subsidies were set to expire at the end of 2010, the Competitive Enterprise Institute began encouraging politicians to allow the subsidies to expire, even as lobbyists and environmentalists continued to push for renewed expensive and unproductive ethanol subsidies and mandates.
In an interview with The New American magazine, Art Crino, P.E., a retired licensed electrical engineer and expert in power-generation technology, sat down with The New American's Rebecca Terrell to discuss the benefits of nuclear energy and how it can be used to achieve the goal of energy independence for the United States.
Angry that his children's private school closed because most parents couldn't justify paying the government for public school and then paying again to send their children to private school, libertarian activist and attorney James Ostrowski responded to the closure by publishing a book Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids: What You Need to Know, in which he gives the history of public education in America and the negative side-effects of such schooling.
In 1955, the most significant book about American education, Why Johnny Can't Read, by Rudolf Flesch, was published and caused quite a stir, rankling the entire education establishment. Now under the auspices of the federal government's Department of Education, education is no more better then it was back in 1955 — in fact it has worsened with students garnering lower test scores and the dumbing down of the curriculum, distorting truth and omitting key history.
Free banking or central banking? Hard money or fiat money? These questions of monetary policy have been part of the national debate since the founding of the country, fortunately however, there always emerged those, such as Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland, to restore a sound money policy of gold and silver as legal tender and no central bank.
In 1787, following the secretive deliberations at the Constitutional Convention, a local Philadelphia resident Mrs. Powel asked Benjamin Franklin what sort of government had been drafted. Franklin looked at her and resolutely responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." Eroded by neglect and attacked by those deliberately seeking to usurp it, our ability to keep the Republic has become more and more vulnerable.