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A speech?

Note: This is a draft of a 200-word speech that I wrote for a speechwriting class on the future of conservatism.

Ronald Reagan told us to “always remember that you are Americans, and it is your birthright to dream great dreams in this sweet and blessed land.” Another more recent Republican president told us that he had “abandoned free-market principles to save the free market.” One of these men is remembered as a great conservative president. 180 more words

Children and Market Mobility

Over Thanksgiving week, instead of spending time with my family over a turkey dinner and Hawaiian roles (my favourite), I drove out to a nearby Christian camp to help counsel 3rd-4th grade boys for a five day family camp. 2,140 more words

Economics

Entitlement

One should have to work for what one wants. Nobody is entitled anything on life. If you make yourself dependent on government handouts or charitable donations you already lose at life. 175 more words

Thoughts

Bed and Breakfast and LGBT Rights - Who's Treading on Who?

Recently, there has been a spate of cases regarding LGBT couples and bed and breakfast/hotels getting into legal disputes. The main issue in all of these cases has been that the venues have refused service to LGBT people because they are LGBT on religious grounds. 1,213 more words

Current Affairs

Is planned obsolescence a good thing?

There is this recurring argument that goods don’t last as long today as they did fifty years ago. My father berated me a few months ago about my economics by saying that back in his time, goods lasted longer. 392 more words

Economics

Life's Choices

LIFE’S CHOICES

We are all individuals and it is up to us to do what we can for ourselves, not rely on someone else, nor the government, to do so. 66 more words

Current Events

The Efficacy of Foreign Aid and the Myth of the Marshall Plan

In the years following World War II, the United States provided Western Europe (Eastern Europe didn’t get the okay to participate from Joseph Stalin) foreign aid in what would today be the equivalent of $120 billion. 854 more words

Capitalism