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By Robert Higgs

Discussing how govt has continuously grown in dimension and scope up to now century, this account demonstrates that the most cause lies in government’s responses to nationwide “crises” (real or imagined), together with fiscal upheavals and, particularly, struggle. the outcome, this booklet argues, is the ever-increasing govt strength, which endures lengthy after every one drawback has handed, impinging on either civil and fiscal liberties and fostering vast company welfare. delivering ideological causes for the ascension of the position of presidency out of a capitalist, free-market economic climate, it is going to attract people with pursuits in political financial system, American background, and libertarian politics.

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If “practicality” were ever acceptable when dealing with tyranny, would it not also have been acceptable, during the Cold War, for the East Berlin police to cross into West Berlin and seize anyone on the other side who might have escaped? And if those guards somehow grabbed a few thousand innocent West Berliners, would not a blind eye to their enslavement have been infinitely more practical than risking war with East Germany—or Russia? Similar grotesque rationalizations existed in France during World War II when the German-collaborating Vichy government decided that turning over its French Jews to Germany was a more practical choice than inviting total German occupation and possible harsh reprisals.

He saw a way to confine American expansionism in the very nature of the geography of the land. ” 26 He referred to the natural boundary formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River. In his mind, those barriers could be used to forever hem in the United States and turn the land into a virtual island, an island denied free access to the sea on its western or southern border. On October 1, 1800, the day after France signed a treaty with the United States ending the Quasi War and restoring relations, the deception began.

Few made it without aid, but Madame d’Aquin and her family were fortunate to have the help of their loyal black house servants, who first hid and then led them to the beach for the final swim out. She was among the first to struggle through the surf and board the gunboat; and then she could only look back anxiously for the rest of her family. In the distance she saw her eldest son, Pierre, and his brother, Charles Louis, as the last to depart the beach. But the fanatical mob was close behind them and in hot pursuit, and to her horror, she watched as Pierre first fell wounded and then was overwhelmed by the bloodthirsty mob.

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