When I was young, cocky, AND totally ignorant – I actually identified as a communist. I’ll have to tell you the full story of my long, slow transition away from that another time. But here’s the short version – a product of government schools, I was taught – very early on – that government was the solution to all our problems. And I really believed it.
Obviously, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I’ve come a long way – and still have much to learn in life. But as I look back on those times, I’m always reminded of some of the books that helped open my eyes. There were quite a few, but no one seemed to have more impact on me – when I was a complete and utter statist – than the late, great libertarian writer, Harry Browne.
An article that really had an impact on me was one he originally wrote in the 1960s, a letter to his daughter, who was just 9 years old at the time. I remember being brought to tears as Harry told her that he wanted to give her something that would last a lifetime – one of understanding the gift of freedom.
You can read it here:
I re-read it as a reminder almost every Christmas season – and I republish it here at TAC most years too. I hope it brings you as much meaning as it does for me.
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Michael Boldin, TAC
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218 years ago, the Virginia legislature gave final approval to resolutions drafted by James Madison.
Together with Thomas Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, these important documents helped set the foundation for nullification. Read this article to learn more of the history at this link.
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