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Why a Standing Army and a Welfare State?

One of the major distinguishing characteristics, philosophically speaking, between our American ancestors and today’s Americans is with respect to the national-security establishment. Our ancestors fiercely opposed that type of governmental ...

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We Were Warned: The Founders on Standing Armies

By: Michael Boldin Over and over and over – the Founders railed and warned against the dangers of standing armies. Even those who felt they were needed, still considered them ...

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Thomas Paine on War (and other Founders too)

November 23, 2019 Thomas Paine / Uncategorized / War 0

By: Michael Boldin Outspoken and famous for writing “The Crisis,” “Common Sense,” and “The Rights of Man,” Thomas Paine had some choice words about war that people would do well ...

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