For an intelligent proposal for a national initiative process, see

For an international academic site focused on direct democracy see

We want peace and honor, and that charity which is so strong an element of all civilization.
Mainstream feminism, again, despises fashion (the "objectification" of women) and lives in horror of popular fashion models, especially like the waif-like Kate Moss (shown at left), whom feminists see as a living advertisement for anorexia.

The chief ideal of the American people is idealism.

I cannot repeat too often that America is a nation of idealists.
Hideyoshi's death in 1598 led to a power struggle which ended with the new ruler, Ieyasu Tokugawa, establishing his power and even assuming the title of shogun. During this time, problems with the Christians were put on hold. However, in 1600, Dutch Protestants arrived who told stories about their Spanish enemies that revived Japanese fears of all foreigners. As a result, . His successors went even further, Only two Dutch ships and a handful of Chinese and Korean ships could trade each year. For the next two centuries,


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As noted above, Rehnquist's last days saw dissents by conservative justices in favor of liberty; but then, of course, these were only dissents, and in both and liberty and Constitutional Government were further damaged by the majority.

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Similar to Constant's distinction is that made by the recent political philosopher Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997), who famously contrasted "positive" freedom, the right to exercise political power, from "negative" freedom, the right to be left alone by others exercising political power.

Many different versions of these questions have been formulated.

It is a conception of freedom, formulated in terms of the limitation of the power of government and so the protection of private action from government interference.

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This "liberty of the moderns," as it was first called by the French novelist and statesman Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767-1830) in his essay "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns," is very different from the "liberty of the ancients": the latter originally meant the positive power of citizens to participate in government, while the former means, as Constant put it, "to come and go without permission, and without having to account for [our] motives and undertakings." The "liberty" of the citizens of Athens meant that, as David Boaz of the says, "Socrates, indeed, was free because he could participate in the collective decision to execute him for his heretical opinions." The modern liberty of Americans, however, should mean that an "obnoxious individual" (as James Madison said) cannot be executed for practicing freedom of speech or freedom of religion, which were the only complaints against Socrates.

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Wells said that, "History is a race between education and catastrophe," it is now a race between the poisonous "education" current today and its destruction and reform.

Thus, the disarmament of the citizenry, compulsory schooling, etc.

College students are realizing that their degrees are not worth what they used to be, especially when the debt they must assume is unprecedented -- and cannot be discharged by bankruptcy -- and especially when a lot of their courses consist of political propaganda that will be of no help to them in finding jobs or pursuing careers -- unless their hope is for a universal minimum income that the Left (and, astonishingly, some libertarians) now advocate -- unless they hope to have a career in leftist political activism funded by George Soros.