Beyond the Income Tax: A Comprehensive Look at Tax Reform
In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, giving the federal government the power to levy income taxes on its citizens. The income tax has become a major source of revenue for the federal government, but many argue that it is an unjust and unconstitutional way to raise funds. In this article, we will explore why we should repeal the 16th Amendment and how we could instead use a flat consumption tax on goods and services.
The Automation Revolution: Balancing Technological Advancements with Individual Liberty and Consent
The industrial revolution brought with it rapid advancements in technology and mechanization, leading to a significant transformation of society, the workforce, and economic systems. As we now face the automation revolution, driven by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, it is essential to consider the implications of these technologies on our societies, economies, and ways of life. Importantly, we must preserve the principles of individual liberty and consent culture throughout this transition. In a world where people are expected to earn their keep, how do we adjust to an era in which most human labor will be less valuable than a machine’s, while ensuring the liberty of the individual remains paramount?Read more
Beyond the Bottom Line: The Negative Effects of Corporate Welfare Programs
The United States is often heralded as the land of opportunity, a place where hard work and innovation are rewarded. However, the reality is far from that ideal, with a growing divide between the rich and the poor. A major contributor to this is the practice of corporate welfare, which has subsidized some of the largest corporations in the country, such as Boeing, through programs like the import/export bank. While these programs are marketed as a means of fostering economic growth, they are actually creating a two-tiered society where the wealthy and well-connected succeed at the expense of the rest.
Teachers Unions in Massachusetts Prioritize Political Agenda over Children's Education
The Educational Association of Worcester and the Massachusetts Teachers Association, two powerful educators unions, are calling for a boycott of Old Sturbridge Village, a popular Massachusetts educational destination that brings history to life in an engaging and entertaining way. This move has sparked outrage among many who value the educational opportunities that Old Sturbridge Village provides, and raises serious questions about the role of educators unions in determining what children are allowed to learn.
Absolute Democracy Enables Tyranny
Democracy is often viewed as the best form of government, but when taken to the extreme, absolute democracy can actually enable tyranny. This is because, in an absolute democracy, the majority holds unchecked power and can use it to oppress minority groups. This can happen when the majority uses its power to restrict the rights and freedoms of minority groups, either through legislation or through other means.
Beyond Politics: The Value of Inclusive Marketing Campaigns by Budweiser
In a society that is becoming increasingly diverse and inclusive, it's surprising to see some individuals, particularly conservatives, criticize a national company for being inclusive of all communities across the country. The target of this criticism, in this case, is Budweiser, a brand that has been known to promote its beer through various marketing strategies, including advertisements and sponsorships.
From Nixon to Biden: The War on Drugs and Its Failed Promises
The war on drugs, a decades-long policy of the US government, has caused immense damage to our society. It started in the 1970s when President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as "public enemy number one" and implemented strict laws to combat it. Since then, the US government has spent over $1 trillion in its efforts to eradicate drug use and trafficking.
Despite the massive expenditure, drug use and distribution continue to be major problems in our society. The number of people using illicit drugs has increased over the years, with more than 19.5 million Americans struggling with substance abuse in 2020 alone. The war on drugs has failed to achieve its primary objective, which is to reduce drug use and prevent addiction.
The REAL State of the (fractured) Union
Every year, the President of the United States delivers a speech known as the State of the Union address. This speech is a chance for the President to address the nation and talk about the current state of the country and its future. This year, President Biden will deliver essentially the same speech every other President has made in your lifetime. He’ll talk about how he and his party have made everyone’s life better. Then he’ll talk about how he and his party can make everyone’s life “even more better” (sic). Then he will call for unity in the guise of everyone agreeing to follow his plan.
Are We Keeping the Liberty Our Founders Gave Us?
As Americans, we often take for granted the liberties and freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to secure for us. Our nation's founders envisioned a country with limited government, individual liberty, and a society where the minority would not be ruled by the majority. These principles are clearly outlined in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our United States Constitution.
The Declaration of Independence boldly declared that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This revolutionary document laid the foundation for the American Revolution and inspired a nation to fight for independence from Great Britain.
The Benefits of Educational Freedom
Educational freedom, also known as school choice, is the idea that parents should have the right to choose the best educational environment for their children, whether it be a public, private, or home school. This concept is based on the belief that competition among schools will lead to better educational outcomes for all students.