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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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⌘ -Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence, page 315-216 of 641, "a tax equal to half or third of their substance." March 24, 1762 
✍ -Benjamin Franklin's Articles of Confederation, July 21, 1775
✉ -John Adams to Zabdiel Adams, 'plan and speculate for liberty, June 21, 1776
✉ -Benjamin Franklin to Robert Morris: "Money, justly due from the People, is their Creditors' Money", Dec 25, 1783 
Franklin Papers.org
✍ -Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments, [First Amendment] by James Madison, 1785
✉ -From Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, May 27. 1788
⌘ -Benjamin Franklin's Queries and Remarks respecting Alterations in the Constitution of Pennsylvania [Bicameralism], 1789
⌘ -Full Text of the Writings of Benjamin Franklin 1514 of the Paper Money of the USA, April 17, 1790

⌘ -Account of Robert Morris' Property 1800
✍ -Jefferson to Isaac McPherson, [No stable property beyond the inventors' lifetime] Aug 13, 1813
⌘ - History World: Negro Slavery In America, Its Introduction by Law, Author: Sir Arthur Helps, 1875ish

⌘ -Wikipedia: The Abolition of Man 1943
⌘ -EconLib.org: The Use of Knowledge in Society by F.A. Hayek 1945
♪ -RADIO: Destination Freedom June 27, 1948
⌘ -Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith 1950
⌘ -Atlas Shrugged: John Galt’s Speech, by Ayn Rand, October 10, 1957
✧ -Libertarianism.org: Wendy McElroy: Feminist History Revisited, Dagny's Freedon Festival in Englewood California, 1985
✍ -History of War: The Taliban 1994
⌘ -University of Virginia: Sexual Misconduct in Plymouth Colony by Lisa M. Lauria, 1998

✍ -FrontPage Magazine: The Hypocrisy of Noam Chomsky By Keith Windschuttle, May 02, 2003
✍ -FrontPage Magazine: Grover Norquist, A Troubling Influence, Dec 09, 2003

✍ -Front Page Magazine: John Quincy Adams Knew Jihad, By Andrew G. Bostom, September 29, 2004

✍ -Heritage: Who Are the Recruits? The Demographic Characteristics of U.S. Military Enlistment, 2003-2005
✍ -TownHall: The tragedy of Africa: Part II by Thomas Sowell Jul 13, 2005

✍ -Mises.org: What Empiricism Can’t Tell Us and Rationalism Can, by Mark R. Crovelli JANUARY 26, 2006
✍ -David Friedman.com: The Maori people and Their Legal System by Alissa Strong, May 2006

✧ -Lord Christopher Monckton Speaking in St. Paul, debunking global warming, Oct 21, 2009

✍ -Roger Pearse: Abd Al Latif’s Account of Egypt and the destruction of the library of Alexandria by Roger Pearse, September 10th, 2010

✧ -Evid3nc3: 3.3.3 Atheism: A History of God (Part 1) Jan 7, 2011

NPR: The Twilight Of The Big Bang SEPTEMBER 13, 2011


Mises.org: What Is a Scientific Theory? by Mark R. Crovelli, Jan 6, 2012

CNS News: Obama: Americans Including Catholics Will Still Be Forced to Buy Coverage for Sterilization, Contraception, Abortifacients, February 10, 2012

The Blaze: Beck's Europe Trip Sets the Stage for Religious Freedom Coalition & Tea Party Movement, Feb. 20, 2012

Mises.org: Hayek and Praxeology, by Adam Knott, Nov 13, 2012


The Jewish Press: The Land without Muslims, By: Dr. Mordechai Kedar May 19th, 2013

5 Ways Liberalism Destroyed Detroit - by John Hawkinsm, July 30 2013

Liberty without Apologies: Liberty and Privilege, August 19, 2013
Salon.com: Our Founding Fathers included Islam, OCT 5, 2013
A History The Islamic Jihad on Christian Nuns: A History, Dec. 11, 2013

Liberty Without Apologies: The Marxist Assault on Western Liberalism, Dec 20, 2013 


Mark Levin Actually Endorses Nullification by Ben Swann By Michael Lotfi Jan 8, 2014

CATO: Another Defective IMF Study on Inequality and Redistribution by Alan Reynolds, March 15, 2014

Reason: The Myth of Economic Immobilityby Greg Beato, May 2014
✧ -Prager University: War on Boys by Christina Hoff Sommers May 19, 2014
✧ -Libertarianism.org: Excursions, Playlist, by George H. Smith. Narrated by James Foster, Aug 6, 2014
 - %E21:  S&P's Fundamentally Flawed Inequality Report by Scott Winship, Aug 06, 2014

Forbes: Obamacare Has Failed To Collapse, But Its Premiums Continue To Climb, Sept 14, 2014

ACLU: The Constitution in the 100-Mile Border Zone, September 15, 2014

Rare: This Ted Cruz bill gives shocking new powers to Obama?, September 19, 2014

Mises.org: The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren's 11 Commandments of Progressivism, by William L. Anderson, Aug 16, 2014

Breitbart.com: 57 Police Officers Were Fatally Shot by Unarmed Suspects since the year 2000, Aug, 30, 2014

Analytical Freedom: A Guide To Social Justice, Part 1: Debunking Privilege, Sept 25, 2014

Ijreview: 11 Things No One Ever Takes the Time to Point Out About the Koch Brothers, Oct 2014

Reuters: Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline, Nov 14, 2014

Breitbart.com: The Sexodus Part 1 The Men Giving up on Women and Checking out of Society, Dec 4, 2014

ZeroHedge: “Careening Toward A New and Different Kind Of Civil War” 12/08/2014

Breitbart.com: The Sexodus Part 2 Dishonest Feminist Panics Leave Male Sexuality in Crisis, Dec 09, 2014
✍ - The Blaze: The Unsuspecting Thing Conservative Historian David Barton Did With $1 Million Awarded to Him in Defamation Lawsuit Dec 22, 2014

Reason: CPS Threatens Dad: Let Your Kids Play Outside and We’ll Take Them Away, Dec. 23, 2014

USA Today: Obama issues 'Executive Orders by Another Name', Dec 16, 2014

✍ - eduAmerican Thinker: Whatever Happened to Phonics?, Jan 2015
✍ - American Thinker: Articles: No Room for Parody Jan 2015
 ✍ -  % Washington Free Beacon: Admin to Force Companies to Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay, BY: Elizabeth Harrington, January 5, 2015
✍ - Forbes: ‘97% Of Climate Scientists Agree’ Is 100% Wrong, Jan 06, 2015 
Poor Richard’s News
✍ - Religion News: Persecution of Christians reached historic levels in 2014. Will 2015 be worse? Jan 7, 2015
✍ - National Review: The Black Brunch Brats, by MICHELLE MALKIN January 7, 2015
✍ - Poor Richard’s News: Michelle Malkin Lays Waste to the Race Bting January 7, 2015
✍ -  The Blaze: Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let’s Keep Calling it ‘Peaceful’ Anyway, Jan. 7, 2015
✍ -  The Federalist: Men Without Chests: How C.S. Lewis Predicted Charlie Hebdo, Jan 8, 2015
✍ - %The Blaze: The 7 Things Obama Isn’t Telling You When He Brags About Reducing the Budget Deficit, Jan 9, 2015
✍ - Telegraph: Boko Haram is now a mini-Islamic State, with its own territory Jan 10, 2015
✍ - The Daily Caller: Muslim Clerk At Paris Kosher Store Saved Jewish Lives, Jan 10, 2015
✍ - CNN: Terror cells activated in France, Jan 10, 2015
✍ - The Guardian: Huge crowds gather for Paris unity rally, Jan 11, 2015
✍ - Politico: Maher doubles down on Islam in wake of Paris attacks by Lucy McCalmont, Jan 12, 2015
✍ -  WHNT: ALICE program arms children with cans books to fight off classroom intruders, BY DREW GALLOWAY JAN 12, 2015
✍ - Jihad Watch: Charlie Hebdo mass murderer and underwear bomber were friends, went to mosque together, Jan 12, 2015
✍ - The Hollywood Reporter: CNN is upping its efforts to include unmanned aerial vehicles into its newsgathering, by Michael O’Connell, Jan 12, 2015
✍ - Charisma News: Defying Atheists, State Wants to Make the Bible Its Official Book, Jan 13, 2015
✍ - Reason: Child Services Still Hounding Couple Who Let Their Kids Play Outside Jan 14, 2015
✍ - The Daily Caller: Lerner Tried To Cover Up Targeting Scandal Jan 14, 2015
✍ - Daily Caller: VA Inspector General: We Do Lots of Secret Reports Jan 15, 2015
✍ -  TPNN: University Students DEMAND Authorities ‘PROSECUTE Defamatory Speech' by Greg Campbell, Jan 15, 2015
✍ - GlennBeck.com: I have not experienced a movie like this before: Glenn reviews American Sniper, Jan 15, 2015
 ✍ - OWashPo: The story of the Obama presidency, as told in 510 Gallup headlines Jan 16, 2015
✍ - TPNN: Allen West: Al Sharpton Says Oscars are ‘Too White.’ I Say the NBA is ‘Too Black.’ Jan 16, 2015
✍ - TPNN: Did This Progressive Democrat Billionaire Fund the Ferguson Riots? Jan 16, 2015
✍ - Politico Magazine: Idea of ‘Defensive Gun Ownership’ a ‘Tragic Myth’ Jan 16, 2015
✍ -  %WashPo: Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”, Jan 17, 2015
✍ - American Thinker: Dem congresswoman speaks the truth about the threat of Islam, Jan 17, 2015
✍ - © $Townhall: More Evidence against Big-Spending Keynesian Economics by Daniel J. Mitchell, Jan 17, 2015
✍ - The Hill: Conservatives start new push for ‘balance’ in the Constitution, Jan 18, 2015
✍ - Politicao: Why are so many 2016 hopefuls writing e-books? by Ben Schreckinger, Jan 18, 2015
✍ -   TPNN: No Joke: Obama to Pay for ‘Free’ Community College by DOUBLE-TAXING Students Who Saved for College, by Greg Campbell, Jan 18, 2015
✍ - IBT: ISIS Cruelty Graphically Revealed in Gay Man’s Rooftop Execution by Dinesh D’Souza Jan 18, 2015
✍ -  Breitbart.com: No Longer Nameless: Operation Choke Point Closing A Gun Store Near You? by AWR Hawkins Jan 18, 2015
✍ - American Thinker: Why the Left Wants Conservatives to View Francis as a Liberal, January 18, 2015
✍ - FrontPageMag: Dems Replaced MLK with Sharpton, by Daniel Greenfield, Jan 19, 2015
✍ -  Daily Caller: Johnson To Martin L. King: Be Like Hitler, Jan 19, 2015 
✍ - ♂♀American Enterprise Institute: Sexual Assault Myths Part 1, Jan 21, 2015
✍ - Breitbart.com: Obama Leaked Mossad Report to Embarrass Netanyahu, Jan 22, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Glenn Beck Has Made a Unique Offer to Pope Francis | Video, Jan 22, 2015 
✧ -  statsTruthRevolt: Firewall with Bill Whittle; Number One with a Bullet, Highest Per Capita Gun vs Murder Rates Jan 23, 2015
✍ - ♂♀American Enterprise Institute: Sexual Assault Myths Part 2, Jan 26, 2015
 - ♂♀Rocking MrE: Sexual Orientation Propaganda War Jan 25, 2015
✧ -  HPrager University: How Dark Were The Dark Ages? Jan 26, 2015
✧ - PragerUniversity How Dark Were the Dark Ages? Jan 26, 2015
✍ - ♂♀American Enterprises Institute: Sexual assault myths: Part 2, Jan 26, 2015
✍ - $CBS: How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy, Jan 27, 2015 
l✍ - awBreitbart.com: Exclusive: California DMV Ordered to Overlook Identity Theft by Illegals, by Adelle Nazarian, Jan 27, 2015
✍ - FrontPage Magazine: Ted Cruz’s Expatriate Terrorist Act is Constitutional and Necessary, by Daniel Greenfield January 28, 2015
✍ - Washington Times: Hillary Clinton undercut on Libya war by Pentagon and Congress, secret tapes reveal, Jan 28, 2015
✍ - Free Beacon: Cruz Calls for Investigation Into State Dept., Jan 29, 2015
✍ - WashPo: 3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub, Jan 29, 2015
✍ - Free Thoughts Project: You Could Soon Go To Jail for Protecting Yourself from Bullets: Congress Proposes Body Armor Ban, by Jay Symopoulos, Jan 29, 2015 
✍ -  $BBC News: Greece’s Varoufakis: ‘No debt talks with EU-IMF troika, Jan 30, 2015
Fee.org: #42 – “Jesus Christ Was a Progressive Because He Advocated Income Redistribution to Help the Poor” : The Freeman, by Lawrence W. Reed, Jan 30, 2015 
✍ - HAmerican Thinker: Whose history and whose talking points are these? Feb 2015
✍ - American Thinker: FOIA Request reveals ‘shadow’ work permit system not authorized by law adding millions to labor force, Feb 2015
✉ - Poor Richard’s News: An open letter to Tumblr about Net Neutrality, Feb 2015
✍ - IjReview: What States are the Freest? This Map Shows Americans Where to Go If They Crave Liberty, Feb 2015
✍ - Daily Caller: CDC Shocker: Fudged Black Autism Report, Feb 3, 2015
✍ - CNS News: Santorum: Religious Liberty is Slipping—But Media Doesn’t Report It, Feb 5, 2015
✍ - WashPo: A fascinating visualization of how men and women see colors differently by Ana Swanson, Feb 5, 2015
✍ - RedState: Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way, Feb 06, 2015 
✍ - The Blaze: 'Your Argument Makes No Sense’: Beck’s Question for Obama After Controversial Prayer Breakfast Speech Feb 6, 2015
✍ - The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever By Christopher Booker, Feb 07, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Obama Demonizes Christians to Exonerate Islamic State Atrocities, Feb. 9, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: An Islam scholar politely unloads on President Obama terrible deeds in the name of Christ remarks, Feb. 9, 2015
✍ - PragerUniversity: Does Science Argue for or against God? Feb 9, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: When the Press and the Government Work Together, it Looks Like Vox’s ‘Interview’ with Obama Feb 9, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Even if Obama Never Said ‘I Will Stand With Muslims,’ It’s Exactly What He Meant Feb 9, 2015
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✍ - BlogJob: How Wikipedia Uses False Information To Defame #GamerGate, February 11, 2015
✍ - Breitbart.com: ISIS Beheads 21 Christians, Promises To Conquer Rome, By Allah’s Permission Feb 15, 2015
✍ - The Federalist: Five Easy Ways To Game Obamcare Feb 16, 2015
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✍ - NY Daily News: Senator wants to ban machete possession in NY, Feb 19, 2015
✧ - MRCTV: Muslim Mayor: I Cannot Accept that Poverty Leads to Terrorism, If You Do Not Like Western Values, F*** Off, Leave! Feb 20, 2015 
✍ - Newsbusters: Shock: NBC Expert Points Out That Jihadis Aren’t Necessarily Disaffected or Unemployed, By Matthew Balan | February 20, 2015
✍ - GlennBeck.com: Did Muslims play a role in the founding of the country? Here’s what David Barton found, Feb 20, 2015
✍ - Discover The Networks: Remembering Malcolm X Fifty Years Later By Daniel Pipes, Feb 21, 2015
✍ - Truth Revolt: 8th Grader Gets ‘A’ for Saying Republicans are Destroying ‘Pathway to Citizenship’, “Democrats want immigrants to come in and Republicans don’t.” Feb 21, 2015
✍ - Daily Caller: Activist Paul Gorski Teaches Feminist Animal Rights Course At George Mason University Feb 21, 2015
✍ - Reason: The People Want Tiny Houses. Zoning Boards, Not So Much, Feb. 22, 2015
✍ - WashPo: Walker’s anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin, February 22, 2015
✍ - American Thinker: Reformist Muslims were banned from White House Conference on Violent Extremism (by nobody in particular) February 22, 2015
✍ - American Thinker: David Axelrod busted on lie about his father’s Communist Party membership, Feb 22, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: See What Happened When Hundreds of Muslims Surrounded a Synagogue to Show the True Face of Islam, Feb. 22, 2015
✍ - The Daily Caller: CNN Contributor: I’m Gay. And I Want My Kid To Be Gay, Too 02/22/2015
✍ - CNS News: Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border, Feb 23, 2015
✍ - Truth Revolt: The 10 Worst Anti-Semitic Campuses Feb 23, 2015
✍ - National Review: Question for the NYT: If Gays Are Offended, Do Christians Have Rights? February 23, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Justice Dept. Closes Civil Rights Investigation Against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Case, Feb 24, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Senior State Department Counterterrorism Director Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Minor Feb 24, 2015
✍ - The Free Thought Project: Secret Police Facility/Black Site Discovered Inside America, Detaining Torturing Americans By Jay Syrmopoulos on February 24, 2015
✍ - Heritage: Federalism and Freedom: Orestes Brownson’s Case for the Federal Constitution, By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D. February 25, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Maker of a Machine That Produces AR-15 Part: FedEx Is Refusing to Ship My Product, Feb 25, 2015
✍ - The Federalist: Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive, Feb 25, 2015
✍ - ©Glenn Beck: Mark Cuban lays out why net neutrality is so terrible Feb 25, 2015
✍ - National Review: Hillary's Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose by ANDREW MCCARTHY Feb 26, 2015
✍ - Daily Mail: Lone Survivor taunts The American Sniper’s Murderer “You thought you had PTSD before? Wait until the boys find out you killed a hero” February 26, 2015
✍ - The Verge: Sex Box: A television show where people have sex in a box Feb 26, 2015
✍ - Mises.org: Praxeology methodology austrian economics By Chris Plante on February 26, 2015
✍ - Charisma News: Government Engages in KGB-Type Harassment in Christian Churchcharismanews.com, Feb 26, 2015
✍ - Debka: Cairo court rules Hamas are terrorists February 28, 2015
✍ - Philosophy Now Issue 46: Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword, Feb/Mar 2015
✍ - Wikipedia: Mike Alder - Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword
✍ - Atlas Shrugs: Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States while Obama clings to preposterous argument by Pamela Geller, March 2015
✍ - The Atlantic: What ISIS Really Wants, March 2015
✍ - ijreview: He Was Trying To Defend Hillary, But James Carville May Have Just Confirmed She Broke the Law, March 2015
✍ - ♂♀ Weekly Standard: The Transgender Triumph, MAR 2, 2015
✍ - NYT: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules March 3, 2015
✍ -  %Breitbart.com: CA Handgun Sales Skyrocket, Gun-Related Homicides Plummet, by AWR HAWKINS4 March 4, 2015
✍ - Daily Caller News Foundation Investigates: Poor Conditions At The DC Archives March 5, 2015
✍ - Dinesh D’Souza: NYT? What Happened in Ferguson? Mar 06, 2015
✍ - CNS News: DNI Confirmed That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror/Insurgencies March 7, 2015
✍ -The Washington Post: Russia’s anti-American fever goes beyond the Soviet era’s March 8, 2015
✍ -FN: Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs, March 09, 2015
✍ -Top Right News: Unarmed Black Teenager in Wisconsin Shooting Was Robbery Convict Who Violently Attacked Officer March 9, 2015
✍ -FN: Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs March 09, 2015
✍ -LifeNews.com: Supreme Court Says Obama Admin Can’t Make Notre Dame Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate, MAR 9, 2015
✍ -The Federalist: Bribes Disguised As Charitable Gifts: Hillary Clinton’s Legal Trouble, By Mollie Hemingway MARCH 9, 2015
✍ -Fox Nation: San Francisco Demands Catholic Schools Stop Teaching Catholic Doctrine March 09, 2015
✍ -FN: Palin: I faced tough questions over email, so should Hillary Clinton, March 09, 2015
✍ -The Blaze: The Article Five Solution, Demystifying a Dusty Tool, Mar. 9, 2015
✉ -The Blaze: Republicans send letter to Iran amid nuke talks teaching them about two features of our Constitution Mar. 9, 2015
✍ -Daily Signal: Meet the 19th Century American Who Warned About Big Government, Religious Liberty Assaults March 09, 2015
✍ -PJ Media: First Lois Lerner, Then Hillary Clinton, Now Eric Holder. How Corrupt Is This Administration? March 11, 2015
✍ -Daily Caller: Study Claims Polite Men May Be Benevolent Sexists, 03/11/2015
✍ - American Thinker: Minority Liberal Ideology Drives Majority Climate Science By Anthony J. Sadar, March 11, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Texas Principal Comes Under Fire for Reading Daily Bible Scripture; Superintendent’s Response to Atheist Group Is Epitome of Defiant Mar. 11, 2015
✍ -American Thinker: Harvard study: global warming may end threat of mummies, By Pedro Gonzales, March 11, 2015
✍ -CNS News: Ferguson manager is 5th out after DOJ report alleging bias, March 11, 2015
✍ -American Thinker: The Lies of White Privilege By Francis X. Ryan, March 11, 2015
✍ -American Thinker: HuffPo: Polygamy the key to a happy monogamous marriage By Pedro Gonzales March 11, 2015
✍ -HuffPo: 2 Police Officers Shot During Ferguson Protest 03/12/2015
✍ - Cleveland lawmaker seeks ban on all imitation guns in Ohio, March 12, 2015
✍ -Breitbart.com: Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson is Spying on kids’ Social Media Accounts, March 15 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Beck: This Is How Europe Could Become a Union of Fascistic States in a Battle Between Russia and the Islamic State, Mar. 16, 2015
✍ -The Federalist: Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting, MARCH 17, 2015
✍ -CNS: FCC Chairman Concedes Future Internet Tax Is Possible After All, March 17, 2015
✍ -Reuters: As tensions with Russia spiral, where is NATO? March 17, 2015
✍ -The Blaze: Inmate Nervous on First Night, Asks for Bible, is given Porn, March 18, 2015
✍ -WND: Secret Iranian handbook calls for EMP attack on America March 19, 2015
✍ -Washington Examiner: Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States BY PAUL BEDARD MARCH 19, 2015
✍ -WashPo: Hand’s Up Don’t Shoot did not happen in Ferguson, March 19, 2015
✍ -Turlock City News: University Bans Christian Organization for Religious Discrimination, Chi Alpha Seeking Reinstatement, March 20, 2015
✉ - The Blaze: Glenn Beck’s Brutal Open Letter to Karl Rove and the GOP, The Spine of a Worm, the Ethics of Whores and the Integrity of Pirates, Mar. 21, 2015
✍ - National Review: The Real Price of Lies, March 22, 2015
✍ - WSJ: The Yemen Meltdown, March 22, 2015
✍ - Ted Cruz’s 2016 Campaign Launch, March 23, 2015
✍ - WSJ: Google averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration By BRODY MULLINS March 24, 2015
✍ -WCSH6: 9,000 Mainers lose food stamps under enforcement of rules March 24, 2015
✍ - Wired: Scientists Hack Plants With Nanotubes to Supercharge Photosynthesis, March 24, 2014
✍ - American Thinker: The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence By Colin Flaherty, March 26, 2015
✍ - USA Today: San Francisco Gladiator Style Inmate Fights, March 27, 2015
✍ -Charisma News: 34,000 Black Churches Break Ties with Presbyterian Church USA, March 27, 2015
✍ - NY Daily News: L.I. Woman Says Psych Ward Dr.s Believed She Was Delusional for insisting Obama Follows her Twitter, March 23, 2015
✍ - The Blaze: Democrats break confirmation deal for Loretta Lynch and accuse Republicans of Racism, March 27, 2015
✍ -Russia Today: Hillary Clinton Wiped eMail Server, Didn't Respond to Benghazi Subpoena, March 28, 2015
✍ -National Review: Want Evidence of Hysterical Anti-Christian Bigotry? Look No Further than #BoycottIndiana, by DAVID FRENCH March 30, 2015 
✍ -Western Journalism: Retired US Admiral Says Iran Deal Is A Sham, Calls for Obama's Impeachment, by Yochanan Visser, March 31, 2015
✧ -C-Span: Rand Paul Anounces Presidential Campaign April 7, 2015
✍ -CNS News: Bloomberg Gives $30 Mill to shut down 50% of Coal Plants by 2017, Thousands of Jobs Killed, April 8, 2015
✍ -Christian Today: Obama vs Cameron, Easter Messages, Who Really Loves Jesus? April 8, 2015
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✍ -INVESTIGATING ALLAH: ALLAAH - WHO IS HE, religious study on Allah, Allah Christianity and Islam 00-00-0000
✍ -Answering Muslims: Does Allah Love Unbelievers? 00-00-0000
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✍ -Richard III Society: The Use of Power and Influence by a Medieval Woman by Tina Cooper, 00-00-0000 
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Benjamin Franklin's The Way to Wealth 1758

[The classic Franklin summary of his advice from Poor Richard's Almanac.]
In 1732 I first published my Almanac under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continued by me about twenty-five years, and commonly called Poor Richard's Almanac. I endeavoured to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand, that I reaped considerable profit from it, vending annually near ten thousand. And observing that it was generally read, (scarce any neigbbourbood in the province being without it,) I considered it as a proper vehicle for conveying instruction among the common people, who bought Scarcely any other books. I therefore filled all the little spaces, that occurred between the remarkable days in the Calendar, with proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth, and thereby securing virtue; it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly, as (to use here one of those proverbs) It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright"
Courteous Reader,

I have heard, that nothing gives an author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate, to you. I stopped my horse lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man, with white locks, "Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country? How shall we ever be able to pay them? What would you advise us to?" Father Abraham stood up, and replied, "If you would have my Advice, I will give it you in short; for A word to the wise is enough., as Poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows.

"Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says.

"I. It would be thought a hard government, that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting, that The sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that There will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says.

"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough. Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and He that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him. Drive thy business, let not that drive thee; and Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise, as Poor Richard says.

"So what signifies wishing and hoping for better times? We may make these times better, if we bestir ourselves. Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hopes will die fasting. There are no gains without pains; then help, hands, for I have no lands; or, if I have, they are smartly taxed. He that hath a trade hath an estate; and he that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor, as Poor Richard says; but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, At the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for Industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them. What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy, Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. Work while it is called to-day, for you know not how much you may be hindered to-morrow. One, to-day is worth two to-morrows, as Poor Richard says; and further, Never leave that till to-morrow, which you can do to-day. If you were a servant, would you not be, ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is so much to be done for yourself, your family, your country, and your king. Handle your tools without mittens; remember, that The cat in gloves catches no mice, as Poor Richard says. It is true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak-handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects; for Constant dropping wears away stones; and By diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and Little strokes fell great oaks.

"Methinks I hear some of you say, ‘Must a man afford himself no leisure?' I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never; for A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labor, would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock; whereas industry gives comfort, and plenty, and respect. Fly pleasures, and they will follow you. The diligent spinner has a large shift; and now I have a sheep and a cow, everybody bids me good morrow.

"II. But with our industry we must likewise be steady, settled, and careful, and oversee our own affairs with our own eyes, and not trust too much to others; . . . Trusting too much to others' care is the ruin of many; for In the affairs of this world men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it; . . . .

"III. So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not bow to save as be gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a groat at last.", A fat kitchen makes a lean will; and

Many estates are spent in the getting,
Since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting,
And men for punch forsook hewing and splitting.

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting. The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her outgoes are greater than her incomes.

"Away then with your expensive follies, and you will not then have so much cause to complain of hard times, heavy taxes, and chargeable families; for

Women and wine, game and deceit,
Make the wealth small and the want great.

And further, What maintains one vice would bring up two children. You may think, perhaps, that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, -diet a little more costly, clothes a little finer, and a little' entertainment now and then, can be no great matter; but remember, Many a little makes a mickle. Beware of little expenses; A small leak will sink a great ship, as Poor Richard says and again, . . . .

Here you are all got together at this sale of fineries and knick-knacks. You call them goods; but, if you do not take care, they will prove evils to some of you. You expect they will be sold cheap, and perhaps they may for less than they cost; but, if you have no occasion for them, they must be dear to you. Remember what Poor Richard says; Buy what thou. hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries. . . . Many a one, for the sake of finery on the back, have gone with a hungry belly and half-starved their families. Silks and satins, scarlet and velvets, put out the kitchen fire, as Poor Richard says.

"These are not the necessaries of life; they can scarcely be called the conveniences; and yet, only because they look pretty, how many want to have them! By these, and other extravagances, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to borrow of those whom they formerly despised, but who, through industry and frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. . . . But this they might have known before, if they had taken his advice. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for, he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing, as Poor Richard says; . . . .

"But what madness must it be to run in debt for these superfluities? We are offered by the terms of this sale, six months' credit; and that, perhaps, has induced some of us to attend it, because we cannot spare the ready money, and hope now to be fine without it. But, ah! think what you do when, I you run I in debt you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; you will be in fear when you speak to him; you will make poor, pitiful, sneaking excuses, and, by degrees, come to lose your veracity, and sink into base, downright lying; for The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt, as Poor Richard says; . . . .

"What would you think of that prince, or of that government, who should issue an edict forbidding you to dress like a gentleman or gentlewoman, on pain of imprisonment or servitude? Would you not say that you were free, have a right to dress as you please, and that such an edict would be a breach of your privileges, and such a government tyrannical? And yet you are about to put yourself under such tyranny, when you run in debt for such dress ! Your creditor has authority, at his pleasure, to deprive you of your liberty, by confining you in gaol till you shall be able to pay him. When you have got your bargain, you may, perhaps, think little of payment; but, as Poor Richard says, Creditors have better memories than debtors; creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times. . . . .

"IV. This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom; but, after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry, and frugality, and prudence, though excellent things; for they may all be blasted, without the blessing of Heaven; and, therefore, ask that blessing humbly, and be not uncharitable to those that at present seem to want it, but comfort and help them Remember, Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous.

Source: The Works of Benjamin Franklin. Edited by Jared Sparks. Vol. 2. (Boston, 1836), 2:92-103.