A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

On this day, 243 years ago, the United States declared independence from the British Empire. During 2003, Norman Lear and Rob Reiner produced a video made up of eight eight Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas and Renee Zellweger along with three Oscar-nominated actors…

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Capitalism

John Stossel has a column published in Reason magazine pointing out that the Pilgrims founded the Massachusetts colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620. The colonists set about creating a heaven on earth based on Biblical principles. A society without private property, where all worked for the common good and, consequently, the Pilgrims promptly started…

Six products for your Christmas list care of NRDC

The National Resource Defense Council has made a list of six products that they recommend people avoid buying associating the products they decry as contributing deforestation in Latin America and (you guessed it) global warming because each of the items involves lots of carbon emissions to produce them. The list of six items are: 1)…