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Five Brief Book Reviews

Founders considered the Electoral College their crowning achievement of the Constitutional Convention.  The divisions by state make the system less corruptible;  the hanging chad problem in Florida was limited to one area of one state.  The system requires a candidate to appeal to a broad range of interests, not just the interests of a small if heavily populated area.

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A Democratic Condiment

“It is reasonably well understood in this country that to place the word “democratic” in front of, say, “speech restrictions” or “warrantless searches” or “juryless criminal prosecutions” would be in no way to legitimize those things or to make them more compatible with the preservation of a free society.”

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Distinguishing Progressivism and Socialism

This clarity and distinction on the proper limits of government action defined the objectives of the conservative progressives like William Howard Taft and Herbert Hoover.  When the government crosses from protecting property and individual rights to managing and granting these rights, it crosses the line from progressivism to socialism. 

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The Threat of Economic Nationalism

From National Review, Jonah Goldberg, Down with the Administrative State: Rich Lowry and I have been going back and forth on nationalism vs. patriotism quite a bit. I’m not going to revisit all of that because it’s already gotten way too…

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The Great Debate Part II

This is a continuation of Roy Fickling’s response in a debate that centers on promoting economic growth verses a more fair and even distribution of wealth.  For a bit about Roy’s experience see The Great Debate  Part I The human…

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