Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

December 6, 2006

Simon Says: To Extend The Metaphor

Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face belongs to a dastardly villain, who deserves what they got. >;-(

Posted By: Simon Jester @ 9:06 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Keep and Bear Arms,Media
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November 13, 2006

What If Coffee Shops Were Run Like Public Schools ?

Over at The American Spectator, Andrew Coulson wonders what might happen if coffee shops were run the same way we run public education: Imagine what would happen if coffee shops were run like schools. Let’s say that state and local officials granted Starbucks a “public coffee” franchise, paying it $10,000 annually per customer (about what [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 7:50 pm || Permalink || Comments (13) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education
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July 26, 2006

Atlanta Prefers Government Control to Results

Achieve Academy could be shut down But Achieve Academy may close, a move that would force Zicuria and the school’s 170 or so other students from grades five through seven back to the traditional public schools they left. Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall is recommending against approving Achieve Academy’s charter, citing a weak curriculum, a history [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:58 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Monopolies,Politics
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July 16, 2006

Patrick Henry on the Constitution

I was talking recently about Patrick Henry. When I was looking into some of his history, I found this speech. Patrick Henry was an anti-Federalist, against the Constitution and a centralized consolidated Government. Perhaps this excerpt will explain why: You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:56 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Education,Individual Rights,Theory and Ideas
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July 13, 2006

Libertarianism: The Problem of Children

Over a year ago, when I was still a new blogger, I posted this entry at The Unrepentant Individual. And I still don’t have an answer for it. Can anyone help me out? —————————————————————– My adherence to libertarianism, as much as an “Unrepentant Individual” adheres to any set political party or philosophy, is based upon [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:07 pm || Permalink || Comments (15) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Individual Rights,Privacy,Theory and Ideas
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July 4, 2006

The Founding Fathers

A frequent commenter here and at The Unrepentant Individual asked me the below question. Given that today we celebrate the official acceptance of the Declaration of Independence, I thought it might be a good day to explain. I am curious to find out what you think of Benjamin Franklin. I live in Philadelphia and so [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 2:27 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Education
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June 19, 2006

When did they stop?

When I was a kid, and that isn’t exactly a geological age ago; there was a U.S. Flag in every single classrom. Most were on angled jackstaffs flying on the wall next to the P.A. speaker, over the chlakboard, or maybe over the main door. This didnt warrant notice, any more than desks or chalkboards [...]

Posted By: Chris @ 9:06 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Education,Politics,The Bill Of Rights
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April 6, 2006

Where Markets Beat Government — and Vice Versa

I checked out Perry’s site the other day, and ran across this post on Wal-Mart. It looks like Wal-Mart is opening its doors again in New Orleans, while Congress is still pointing fingers. It got me thinking: why is it that we see for-profit businesses flocking to the area, while FEMA is still trying to [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:32 pm || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Education,Monopolies,Politics
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March 1, 2006

Carnival of Education

The Carnival of Education is up at Education Wonk. Several articles from The Liberty Papers are featured in the Carnival, all from Monday’s massive venting against our current education system.

Posted By: Eric @ 11:04 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education
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February 27, 2006

Teacher’s Unions: The Enemy Of Education

Reading Brad and Eric’s posts on education earlier today brought to mind this post I wrote recently: Today’s Wall Street Journal has a piece cataloging the ways in which teachers unions in Florida and Wisconsin are acting to prevent any efforts to reform education in a way that will actually help students. First in Wisconsin: [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 10:12 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,General
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The Education Monopoly

The current paradigm in this country is that education for our children is provided by public institutions, paid for with tax money. Not only that, but that education by institutions controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the state is mandatory for all children through the end of high school. I’m positive that some of you [...]

Posted By: Eric @ 10:04 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education
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February 26, 2006

Threat of Teachers Unions

Neal Boortz made a bold statement on his show the other day. He said “the teachers unions are a greater long-term threat to freedom and prosperity than Islamic terrorists”. I’m guessing he came under some fire for that one, because the very next day, he was talking about it again. He said he’d given it [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:55 pm || Permalink || Comments (58) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Politics
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