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“What to do with Confederate Statues?”

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On public statues

Why should a city, state, or federal government put statues in public parks? Doing so addresses no plausible market failure, while using taxpayers funds and, as demonstrated tragically over the past few weeks, generates controversy, polarization, and violence. Thus governments should take down all statues, regardless of their political implications.

This is not “erasing” history but instead leaving it where it belongs, in the hands of private actors and mechanisms. Historians, textbook authors, universities, learned societies, the History Channel, and many other individuals and organizations can all present their own views of history and battle for the hearts and minds of the public. Government statues are government putting its thumb on the scale, which is one step down the slippery slope of thought control.
     — Jeffrey Miron, Statues

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NeoNotes — the Johnson amendment

As I said, the tax exempt status is a "devil's trade" intended in large part to silence churches.

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Histories

As a certified armchair historian, I can tell you there are three types of history. There's the Official History™, there's the stories that people tell, and there's what really happened. Those types don't usually agree.
     — NeoWayland

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Age of Wonders

Today is the Age of Wonders, the most amazing time in human history, with marvels and miracles far beyond any other time.
     — NeoWayland

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Greatest crimes of our times

Most people are still unwilling to face the most alarming lesson of modern history: that the greatest crimes of our time have been committed by governments that had the enthusiastic support of millions of people who were guided by moral impulses.
     — F.A. Hayek, The Mirage of Social Justice

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“Make Mine Freedom (1948)”

Animated classic from 1948 shows the politics of disunity

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Judging a book by it's cover

Pagan and magick books do not a terrorist make
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