U.S. Decline: Ranks #36 for Protecting Private Property

Behind U.S. decline in economic freedom is a story of decline in spiritual freedom. As long as government makes itself the tool of injustice—failing to uphold its basic mandate to protect life (you shall not murder) and refusing to defend people’s private ownership (you shall not steal)–prosperity will not return to the United States. That is exactly what we see in stories like this one: “The US ranks #36 in the world for respecting property rights. Is this freedom?” According to Read more […]

Government Home Wreckers: You Could be Next

The greatest threat to the original American Dream is government. According to the Library of Congress, George Washington’s favorite Bible verses were those that spoke of every man dwelling safely under his own “vine and fig tree.” After the Revolution, when he had returned to Mount Vernon, he wrote the Marquis de Lafayette on Feb. 1, 1784: “At length my Dear Marquis I am become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, & under the shadow of my own Vine & my own Fig-tree.” Read more […]