2021-08 AUGUST

People for the West -Tucson

Newsletter, August, 2021

PO Box 86868, Tucson, AZ 85754-6868


Real environmentalism can go hand in hand with natural resource production, private property rights, and access to public lands


President Biden’s open borders policy is having deleterious effects on local ranchers, see these stories:

Life on a Border Ranch: Cut Water Lines, Downed Fences, Stolen Property, Dead Bodies

by Rachel del Guidice

BISBEE, Arizona—John Ladd, whose family has ranched at the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 125 years, says illegal immigrants tell him that President Joe Biden invited them to come. “The biggest difference with the people coming now is, when Border Patrol catches them, they tell them, they say, ‘We’re going to stay here, no matter what you do to us, because your President Biden wants us,’” Ladd tells The Daily Signal in an interview on his ranch near Bisbee, Arizona. (Read more) ☼

See also: Protect Our Border, Protect America, an eight page booklet from the Heritage Foundation. ☼

Illegal Border Crossers Smuggle Drugs on Chilton Ranch Arizona

This short note is from Jim Chilton, a southern Arizona rancher. His ranch is just south of Arivaca, in Pima County Arizona and his southern boundary is the Mexican border. Mr. Chilton has hidden cameras monitoring the trails on his ranch. (Read more) ☼

President Biden’s Agenda Will Have Adverse Consequences

by Jim Chilton

In my opinion, President Biden’s Executive Orders and policies will result in more federal regulations and actions impacting farmers, ranchers and other resource users. The following are three examples of President Biden’s anti-production initiatives: (Read more) ☼

States and Counties Fight Back Against Biden’s Globalist Land Grab

by Catherine Mortensen, Patriot Post

An executive order calls for 30% of U.S. lands and waters to be off limits for productive use. One of President Joe Biden’s first acts as president was to sign an executive order that went almost completely unnoticed. The so-called “30 by 30” initiative calls for placing 30% of all U.S. lands and waters into conservation status, which could mean an end to private leases on public lands and could eventually lead to a federal land grab of private properties. While supporters of the measure claim it is an attempt to address climate change and protect the global ecosystem, private landowners and local governments are concerned this is nothing more than a massive power grab intended to destroy private property rights. (Read more) ☼

Supreme Court: property rights vs. labor unions

by Rob Natelson

As the Supreme Court’s recent Obamacare case illustrates, the justices no longer enforce most of the Constitution’s limits on the federal government. But a new property rights decision demonstrates how they are super-enforcing the Bill of Rights. (Read more) ☼

Why Are National Heritage Areas a Threat? (Part 1)

By American Policy Center

Proposals for new National Heritage Areas (NHA) are raising their ugly, land-grabbing heads again in Congress and they must be stopped. Here’s why.

National Heritage Areas are one of the most despicable stealth land grabs in the nation. Americans love our history. We love preserving significant places that played an important role in the making of our unique nation. So, when we hear of a new plan in our area presented offering a chance to preserve some of our local heritage we are interested and even supportive.

But, in this day of massive government control over so much of our land, our economy, and our basic ability to live free lives, we must be cautious and look at the details of plans, no matter how innocent or well meaning they may seem.

The biggest threat to citizens living in a National Heritage Area is that it includes all the land in the designated boundary areas, not just recognized historic sites. This sweeping mandate ensures that virtually every square inch of land within the boundaries is subject to the scrutiny of Park Service bureaucrats and their managing partners. That means private property, homes, businesses, and whole communities now come under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. (Read more) (Read part 2 here) ☼


“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” —H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

New book: American Marxism by Mark R. Levin (Get it on Amazon)

First paragraph from chapter 1:

“The counterrevolution to the American Revolution is in full force. And it can no longer be dismissed or ignored, for it is devouring our society and culture, swirling around our everyday lives, and ubiquitous in our politics, schools, media, and entertainment. Once a mostly unrelatable, fringe, and subterranean movement, it is here – it is everywhere. You, your children, and your grandchildren are now immersed in it, and it threatens to destroy the greatest nation ever established, along with your freedom, family, and security. Of course, the primary difference between the counterrevolution and the American Revolution is that the former seeks to destroy American society and impose autocratic rule, and the latter sought to protect American society and institute representative government.”

A concluding paragraph from chapter 1:

“American Marxism has made great progress toward instituting its goals over the last several years. If it is to be defeated, as it must, albeit a daunting and complex mission, its existence must first be acknowledged and labeled for what it is, the urgency of the moment must be realized, and the emergence of a unified, patriotic front of previously docile, divergent, and/or disputatious societal, cultural, and political factions and forces, which have in common their belief that America is worth defending, must immediately galvanize around and rally to the cause. We must rise to the challenge, as did our Founding Fathers, when they confronted the most powerful force on earth, the British Empire, and defeat it. Admittedly, in numerous ways today’s threat is more byzantine, as it now inhabits most of our institutions and menaces from within, making engagement difficult and complicated. Nonetheless, I fervently believe America as we know it will be lost if we do not prevail.” ☼

Biden White House Admits Using Big Tech to Silence Americans

by Chris Talgo

In what rightfully can be described as one of the most anti-free speech pronouncements ever made by the U.S. government, the Biden administration has come clean on its incestuous relationship with Big Tech. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” (Read more) Also from the Arizona Daily Independent: Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, along with 11 of his colleagues, sent a letter to President Biden condemning his decision to monitor and flag the Facebook posts of U.S. Citizens. The representatives called the practice “tyrannical,” and “abhorrent to all freedom- loving Americans.” It “is antithetical to America’s founding and is more in line with the authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, and Cuba. You must immediately stop these actions and fire all federal employees who worked with Facebook to implement this policy,” wrote the representatives. (Read more) ☼

Mike Lee: WH Flagging Misinformation on Social Media Looks ‘an Awful Lot Like a First Amendment Violation

by Trent Baker

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) reacted to White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealing the President Joe Biden administration is working with Facebook to flag what it deems misinformation regarding the coronavirus and vaccines. Lee emphasized that the government does not have the right to censor speech. He added the effort by the White House looks “an awful lot like a First Amendment violation.” (Read more) See also: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing that if someone is banned from one social media platform, they should be banned from all other platforms as well. (Source) ☼

COVID Shot Home Visits Unconstitutional and Unethical

from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Biden Administration has announced plans to send agents “door to door” in order to “get remaining Americans vaccinated, by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.” In the opinion of AAPS, this door-to-door solicitation violates the ethical principles of protecting confidentiality and informed consent. Health professionals need a patient’s implied consent even to be seen; they may not simply show up uninvited at a stranger’s home. (Read more) For both legal and ethical reasons, the program should be discontinued at once, AAPS states. ☼

Biden Says Domestic Terrorism Is Top Threat, Nominates Domestic Terrorist To Run Agency

by Sean Paige and Jason Siegelin

From early on, the Biden administration has urged the need to combat “domestic terrorism” and touted a high standard of “ethics.” Joe Biden shot gaping holes in the sincerity and credibility of both goals when he nominated an ethically compromised eco-terrorist, Tracy Stone-Manning, to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which controls nearly 250 million acres of resource-rich federal lands. (Read more) ☼

Another Biden Administration eco-con

by Paul Driessen

Via yet another decree (Executive Order 14008), President Biden has instructed government agencies to “permanently protect” at least 30% of all US lands and waters by 2030. This “30 X 30 Plan” appears to presume that any areas not designated as park, refuge or wilderness are not “protected,” even though the vast majority of federal lands are already effectively off limits to mining, drilling, timber harvesting and even grazing, by virtue of policies heavily tilted toward preservation and against any development. [But] President Biden wants 80% hydrocarbon-free electricity generation by 2030, 100% by 2035, and zero fossil fuels anywhere in the US economy by 2050. Replacing America’s fossil fuel energy with wind and solar electricity would require tens of thousands of offshore wind turbines, millions of somewhat smaller onshore turbines, and/or billions of solar panels – many from China – plus thousands of miles of new transmission lines, plus over a billion half-ton backup battery modules for just one week of windless, sunless days. It could also mean turning entire US forests into wood pellets, to be burned in place of coal and gas to generate “zero-carbon” electricity in Britain and elsewhere – and growing corn, soybean, canola and other biofuel crops on millions of US acres that are now food crop, fallow, scenic and wildlife habitat lands. (Read more) ☼

Biden Admin Invites UN to Fix ‘Systemic Racism’ in U.S.

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the Biden administration had invited the United Nations to send in so-called experts to investigate “systemic racism” here. “The United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” Blinken stated. “As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.” (Read more) ☼

Free Market Organizations Oppose Costly EPA Air Conditioner Regulations

by Ben Lieberman

With temperatures in Washington D.C. topping 90 degrees in recent days and with most of the summer yet to go, it is hard to imagine anyone in the nation’s capital opposed to affordable air conditioning. Yet Congress and bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) apparently are, and their agenda could spell bad news for anyone trying to stay cool in the years ahead. On July 6, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and 16 other free market organizations filed comments with the agency explaining why its proposed rule is a bad idea. (Read more) ☼

The Danger that NATO Poses to Americans

by Jacob G. Hornberger

Why should the United States be part of an organization in which foreign bureaucrats are deciding when and under what conditions the American people are going to war? Why shouldn’t Americans be free to decide which wars to enter on an individual war-by-war basis? Our nation’s Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, warned against these types of “entangling alliances.” Today’s Americans would be wise to heed their words and withdraw the United States from NATO, that old Cold War dinosaur, before it’s too late. (Read more) ☼


Four Minerals Key to an Advanced Energy Future

by Minerals Make Life

The global demand for minerals is growing exponentially as governments commit to advancing energy technologies capable of addressing the climate challenge. Electric vehicles (EVs), solar arrays, wind turbines and transmission lines are all driving demand higher and faster than ever before. To date, the U.S. has mostly ignored our rich domestic reserves and the need for a national strategy to shore up our domestic supply chains, looking instead to imported minerals from foreign producers. Instead, we should be ramping up domestic minerals production under world-class environmental standards to win the energy transition, utilizing our more than $6.2 trillion in mineral reserves that exist here in the U.S. Minerals such as copper, lithium, antimony and tellurium are available on American soil and are essential to our energy transition. (Read more) ☼

A Tale of Two States: A Warning About Joe Biden’s Power Plan

By Larry Behrens

With President Biden pressing on with attacks against America’s oil and natural gas workers to push his environmental agenda, it’s past time to shed a little light on the failure he’s promoting. He may claim that his proposal to produce 80% of America’s electricity through non-carbon sources is a bold new idea, it’s actually a green failure that he’s trying to recycle…and we’ve got the receipts from two states to prove it.

Let me introduce you to California and Arizona, two neighboring states where California has embraced the Biden Green Plan for years while Arizona rejected it.

Working families in California were on the receiving end of rolling blackouts in August 2020 as temperatures reached triple digits in some areas. Those blackouts, the first in nearly 20 decades, might not be the last as regulators warn it could be “lights out” for The Golden State in summer 2021 as well. At the very same time,, the residents of Phoenix were enduring 50 straight days of temperatures of over 110 degrees. Yet, families were able to stay cool because Arizona relies on natural gas and nuclear power for most of their energy. Both of those sources are outlawed under California’s radical plan. California’s families already pay some of the highest eclectic rates in the nation, but in just the last year alone, the price of electricity has shot up nearly 11 percent. For the record, the average electric bill in Arizona increased a mere 0.1 percent during the same time. (Read more) ☼

REAL threats to planet and people

by Paul Driessen

Totalitarian actions in the name of ‘climate change’ threaten wildlife, people and freedoms. (Read full post) Some excerpts:

Environmental activism was already nasty and lethal when I wrote Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death 18 years ago. It’s gotten steadily worse since then, especially with hysteria about the “looming manmade climate apocalypse” driving ever more extreme demands that we rid the world of fossil fuels and prohibit or roll back modern living standards.

Meanwhile, in the real world, the actual threats to our planet, people, wildlife and freedoms come from the green zealots who demand we replace hydrocarbon energy with electricity generated by weather-dependent wind turbines and solar panels, and backed up by half-ton Tesla-style battery modules.

The Harris-Biden Administration wants 80% hydrocarbon-free electricity generation by 2030, 100% by 2035 and elimination of fossil fuels from all sectors of the U.S. economy by 2050. This would require replacing coal and natural gas for generating electricity; gasoline and diesel for powering vehicles; natural gas for smelting and manufacturing; and natural gas for heating, cooking and water heating.

Together, this would send the nation’s annual electricity requirement soaring from about 2.7 billion megawatt-hours (the fossil fuel portion of total U.S. electricity in 2018) to almost 7.5 billion MWh per year by 2050. Substantial additional generation would be required to constantly recharge backup batteries for windless, sunless days, to safeguard society against blackouts, cyberattacks and wholesale collapse.

Generating all that electricity without new nuclear and hydroelectric plants would require tens of thousands of 850-foot-tall offshore wind turbines, hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of somewhat smaller onshore turbines, and billions of photovoltaic solar panels.

All these turbines, panels, batteries and power lines would require tens of billions of tons of non-renewable iron, copper, aluminum, cobalt, lithium, rare earth elements, plastics, limestone and other materials. That would necessitate mining, crushing, processing, refining and transporting tens of billions of tons of ores – from thousands of mines and quarries, using gigantic gasoline and diesel equipment – followed by smelting and manufacturing, all with fossil fuels. None of this is clean, green or sustainable. ☼

Biden Throttles U.S. Oil Production, Asks OPEC for Help

by Brian Mark Weber, The Patriot Post

Energy independence under Trump now takes a back seat to climate alarmism.

One of the major accomplishments of Donald Trump’s administration was moving America down the road toward energy independence. We began producing more oil here at home, becoming one of the world’s top oil producers and for the first time in 75 years exporting more than we imported. This had a broad impact on our economy by lowering prices on food and consumer goods, as well as making a commute to work more affordable. It also allowed the U.S. to avoid becoming dependent on the political agreements of OPEC nations.

It didn’t take long for Biden to make America energy dependent once again. On his second day in the Oval Office he signed an executive order immediately canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. And now he’s being sued for $15 billion for that politicized breach of North American free-trade obligations. Taxpayers might get a double whammy — higher gas prices and a $15 billion bill. The Biden Administration is now imploring the OPEC oil cartel to pump more oil so U.S. gasoline prices don’t rise more than they already have on Mr. Biden’s watch. (Read more) ☼

Biden Administration Suspends ANWR Oil Leases

by Kenneth Artz

The administration of President Joe Biden suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The administration’s action halts a Trump-era drilling program instituted after Congress approved oil and gas production in a small portion of ANWR as a provision of a tax law passed in 2017. The 2017 law made good on the promise made by President Jimmy Carter to the state of Alaska in 1980, when he locked up 19.2 million acres of Alaska’s land as a federal wildlife refuge, to allow a small part of its coastal plain to be developed with appropriate environmental safeguards. (Read more) ☼

Wind farms are shrinking golden eagle habitats as blades make them scared

London Telegraph

Wind farms are shrinking golden eagles habitats as they are afraid of the blades, a study has found. The birds of prey are eight times less likely to fly near turbines when they are rotating compared with when they are switched off, scientists from the ecological company Natural Research Projects have found. (Read more) ☼

Essential US Navy Petroleum Supplies

by Donn Dears

A recent article in USNI’s Proceedings Magazine, featured the lack of availability of petroleum products from the United States west coast. The west coast depends on foreign oil, or oil from Alaska due to the lack of infrastructure, i.e., pipelines, to transport oil from the Gulf coast to the western states. Fossil fuels are essential for the US armed forces to win any war that may occur in the future. Net zero carbon policies will make it impossible to win. (Read more) ☼

Now is the Time to Get Serious About Nuclear Energy

By Ron Ross

While no other “carbon free” method of producing electricity comes even close to nuclear energy, climate change alarmists refuse to even consider the option.

If you do an objective benefit-cost analysis of nuclear energy compared to the so-called “green energies” of solar and wind you learn that green energies have serious time and space limitations. For example, you learn that with solar and wind there is a disconnect between when they’re produced and when they’re consumed. Nighttime and cloudy days happen, and the wind does not always blow, but the need for electricity goes on.

The only solution to those limitations is reliance on batteries. Batteries, of course, have their own problems. It takes at least an hour and usually eight hours to charge an electric vehicle’s batteries. It takes only five minutes to fill your gas tank. (Read more) ☼


Record coral cover of Great Barrier Reef shames climate alarmists

by Peter Ridd, The Australian

The annual data on coral cover for the Great Barrier Reef, produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, was released showing the amount of coral on the reef is at record high levels. Record high, despite all the doom stories by our reef science and management institutions. (Read more) ☼

Pesticide Propaganda: A Guide To Spotting Activism Masquerading As Journalism, Part 1

By Cameron English, American Council on Science and Health

Pesticides can be very dangerous; they’re also vital tools farmers use to produce our food. Here’s a guide to help you navigate the media maze of sloppy reporting on pesticide safety.

Read Part 1Read Part 2. ☼

Banning Plastics Will Make The Planet Worse Off. Here’s Why

by Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, Financial Post

According to many environmentalists, coal, petroleum, and natural gas, together with the fuels, lubricants, and myriad other products these fossil fuels make possible, help drive widespread environmental problems.

Plastic materials have many benefits. They’re versatile, cheap, lightweight, and resistant. They protect our food, reduce food waste and help produce a lot more food a lot more efficiently — and therefore more cheaply — than was possible a few decades ago.

And, crucially, plastic pollution is not a problem in advanced economies like ours as we’re pretty good at burning and recycling plastics, transforming them either into energy or other products. (Read more) ☼


Hottest, coldest, wettest, dryest.

I recently came upon an interesting website called Current Results, (https://www.currentresults.com/index.php) which reports weather extremes in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Give it a look. Some examples:

Hottest in U.S.: North America’s highest temperature ever recorded is 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius), which occurred at Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913 at Greenland Ranch.

Coldest in U.S.: The lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States was -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62 degrees Celsius) on January 23, 1971 at Prospect Creek Camp, located near the Arctic Circle along the Alaska pipeline.

Wettest in U.S.: The most rain in the United States and the world falls at Mt. Waialeale on Kauai in Hawaii. It rained an average of 460 inches (11,684 millimetres) a year from 1931 to 1960 on the tropical island mountain. That’s over 38 feet (11 metres) of rain.

Dryest in U.S.: Las Vegas is the only large US city to average less than an inch (25 mm) of rain for every month of the year. At its driest, Las Vegas hasn’t even accumulated an inch of rain throughout an entire year. The driest year on record for Las Vegas is 1953, when 0.56 inches (14 mm) fell at the airport. ☼

Another Global Warming Fact Alarmists Want Buried

by I & I Editorial Board

The entire climate change movement has been shady from its beginnings. Data have been hidden, truth has been sacrificed to politics, and hypocrisy and personal interests among its “leaders” have produced a giant credibility deficit. The more we learn, the worse the alarmists look.

Take, for instance, a new report that shows greenhouse gas emissions are not an American or Western problem. They are primarily a Chinese problem. A study from Sun Yat-sen University in China found that more than half of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions are generated in only 25 big cities, and 23 of them are located in China.

In other words, if the entire developed world cut its greenhouse gas emissions as activists, politicians, journalists, and celebrities have demanded, nothing would change regarding the climate. (This assumes human carbon dioxide emissions are responsible for warming the planet, which is a load of speculation that’s yet to be proved.) (Read more) ☼

Six Facts the Left Doesn’t Want You To Know About Global Warming

by David Simon

Hold on to your wallet. The Left’s global warming Chicken Littles insist that the sky is falling but don’t want you to know six key facts.

First, in his new book “Unsettled,” Obama Administration Department of Energy chief scientist Steven Koonin shows that the models relied upon by the Left to predict future global warming are so poor that they cannot even reproduce the temperature changes in the 20th century.

Second, Koonin’s book also documents that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s own analysis indicates that any negative economic impact that global warming eventually may have will be so modest that it warrants no action.

Third, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the UN IPPC do not claim that a link has been established between global warming and natural disasters.

Fourth, as the earth’s temperature has risen, natural disasters have become far less deadly.

Fifth, some of the world’s best scientists believe that global warming will be beneficial rather than harmful.

Sixth, global warming saves lives. A study published in 2015 by the British medical journal The Lancet found that cold kills over 17 times more people than heat. (Read more) ☼

Climate change makes Antarctic summers… cooler

by JoNova

Forty years of global warming have made East Antarctic summers even shorter and more miserably colder than they already were. (Save the wilderness — burn coal now?) (Read more) ☼

Climate Change, the All-Purpose Excuse and Villain

by Frank Batini Quadrant online

Not a day goes past without ‘climate change’ being named as the culprit responsible for this or that hot day or cold day, bushfire or flood, mouse plague or koala die-off. It’s the universal explanation, supported by seemingly authoritative stats, charts and, once rendered as a press release, repeated and amplified by the mainstream media, whose reporters and editors come in only two varieties — the gullible and the activist, neither of which is mutually exclusive.

Since the 1970’s “climate change”, attributed to rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, has been promoted as the cause of lower rainfall, of falling water-tables, reduced stream-flow and the collapse of vegetation in the forested water catchments of the state’s southwest. Worldwide reduction in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is usually offered as the only solution. (Read more) ☼

The USA’s Rocky Mountains Have Not Been Cooperating With The Global Warming Narrative

By Kenneth Richard on 8. July 2021

Studies show that there has been no net warming in the Rocky Mountains in the last 500 years.

The southern Rocky Mountains were as warm or warmer than recent decades during the 1600s and 1700s and they have been cooling since the 1950s. (Read more) ☼

Five Asian Countries Building 80% Of New Coal Power Plants

By Gabrielle Reyes

Five Asian nations account for 80 percent of the world’s newly planned coal power stations, according to a report published by the non-profit climate research think tank Carbon Tracker. “China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Japan are responsible for 80 percent of the world’s planned new coal plants and 75 percent of existing coal capacity. China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and Japan currently plan to build over 600 new coal plants between them, according to the report. (Read more) ☼

Wild pigs are having a bigger climate change impact than one million cars

from Study Finds

BRISBANE, Australia — Wild pigs may seem like a fairly innocent part of nature, but a new study finds they’re actually having a bigger impact on climate change than the emissions of one million cars. Researchers from the University of Queensland say by uprooting carbon trapped in soil, the feral porkers are releasing around 4.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually across the globe. That’s the equivalent of 1.1 million automobiles. (Read more) ☼

Wryheat Climate articles:

A Review of the state of Climate Science

A Summary of Earth’s Climate History-a Geologist’s View

Problems with wind and solar generation of electricity – a review

The “Social Cost of Carbon” Scam Revisited

ATMOSPHERIC CO2: a boon for the biosphere

Carbon dioxide is necessary for life on Earth

Impact of the Paris Climate Accord and why Trump was right to drop it

New study shows that carbon dioxide is responsible for only seven percent of the greenhouse effect

Six Issues the Promoters of the Green New Deal Have Overlooked

Bottom line: Man-made carbon dioxide emissions pose no danger regarding global temperature nor climate. All efforts to reduce emissions are futile and will impose massive economic self-harm to Western Nations. ☼

Parting thoughts:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

“The supply of money governs inflation. Print it without either greater productivity or more goods and services, and the currency cheapens. Yet, America apparently rejects that primordial truism.” – Victor Davis Hanson

“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” — Milton Friedman

“It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.”— Voltaire

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