by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 23-August-2015

FEE (Foundation for Economic Education) President Lawrence W. Reed archive delivers the opening address at the 2015 FreedomFest

Free people are not equal and equal people are not free.

Unless you are a believer in equality —

People obsessed with economic equality will do strange things as they will spend far more time dragging somebody down than they will ever in pulling anyone up.

Re-read that quote and think about that principle — it’s not as rational as it is unwavering,

rationals can be wavered by beliefs

where

principles are independent of beliefs.

Knowledge is power, yes — however, all the knowledge in the world can only sum up to be more stupid than ignorance whenever wisdom, discernment, has been dismissed.

If you want PC content, you’d be in the wrong blog…

More from Mr. Reed’s speech…

Tocqueville’s view of equality… had no issue with the ideal of equality before the law or even equality of opportunity; he hated slavery and any unwarranted discrimination.

He agreed with the words of our Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal”  but he had no illusions that individuals were thereafter equal in their energies, their talents, their ambitions, their intellect, or their character.

He was afraid that our egalitarian archive impulses might someday get the better of us. “I have a passionate love for liberty, law, and respect for rights,” he wrote. “Liberty is my foremost passion. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.”

Here we are now, decades into the very egalitarian welfare state Tocqueville warned would be the death of American exceptionalism.

Mr. Reed’s full speech is available in text here archive and is provided in the following video…

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BANNED DOCUMENTARY: Conspiracy Of Silence (1993)

Conspiracy Of Silence Is a documentary film detailing an alleged child sex scandal that involved many children from a Nebraska Institution, Boys Town, and Lawrence King - or Lawrence "Larry" King.

The organized child sex parties implicated the Reagan and Bush White House during the 1980s.

King was the ringleader of the sex ring which had links to other fellow political conservatives in Washington D.C., including

  • Republican Lobbyist Craig J. Spence
  • Sen. Elizabeth Dole's Staff, along with
  • members of the financial elite of Nebraska

It features former CIA Director William Colby talking about the high-level child kidnap and sex-slave ring.

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