Fighting for Freedom

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90 Second Lesson: Jefferson’s Second Revo...

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The fight for freedom did not end with the Revolutionary War, the signing of the Constitution of the United States, or the unanimous selection of George Washington as President. The fight for freedom continued on well after those events, carrying into our day. One such battle for freedom was in the Presidential election of 1800. […]

90 Second Lesson: Morals needed for Liberty

Democracy

Democratic government comes with a peculiar conundrum. It seeks to establish freedom of choice, but with boundaries. To illustrate freedom on a linear scale, there is anarchy on one side and despotism (oppressive rule) on the other. Freedom is situated somewhere in the middle. So, one side is a complete lack of rules. The other […]

90 Second Lesson: Conditions of Democracy

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In order to safe guard democracy and freedom, we must have a full understanding of the things that brought it about. So, we turn to the extensive text “Democracy in America” once again to gain that understanding. As we discussed before, all governments prior to democracy were arranged in an aristocratic manner. Aristocrats held power […]

90 Second Lesson: The True Measure of Wealth

Application

One discussion perpetually ongoing among economists is how to measure the real value of commodities. Some propose to measure according to currency, while others propose according to stock pricing. Adam Smith gave his opinion as thus: “Labor, therefore, it appears evidently, is the only universal as well as the only accurate measure of value, or […]