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A Philanthropist, a Politician, and a Pimp Walk into a Bar … [Video]

The girls pick up where they left off from last week’s episode and discuss Isabel Paterson’s seminal essay “The Humanitarian with the Guillotine,” a brilliant critique of and warning against humanitarianism and the welfare state. Paterson argues that most people are good and charitable, not evil; so why is it that when humans try to fulfill this desire to take care of their fellow men on the government level, they end up causing so much suffering? Can there ever really be an agreed-upon ‘common good,’ or has this phrase become nothing more than an empty excuse used to seize upon political power and endlessly expand the size and scope of government? The girls break down these difficult questions and more in today’s episode.Fast Facts: “Humanitarian with the Guillotine” is excerpted from Paterson’s masterwork, God of the Machine–which is really hard to find in print today! Sadly, a good amount of Patterson’s work has gone out of print. The God of the Machine was published in 1943, the same year as Rand’s novel The Fountainhead and Rose Wilder Lane’s The Discovery of Freedom. These works were written against the groundswell in favor of collectivism and New Deal Liberalism that dominated the national and political landscape at the time. God of the Machine is a collection of essays using the metaphor of a machine to describe the harmonious relations between people, the market, and other pockets of society when they are left to operate without government oversight and regulation. ———————————————————————————————-Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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State of The Union Response [Video]

On this episode of “Pardon The Disruption,” the team reviews Joe Biden’s first State of The Union address. – – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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GOVZILLA: How Government’s Growth Harms Americans [Video]

On this episode of “Save The Nation Today,” FreedomWorks Economist Steve Moore discusses how Government Growth is hurting America!- – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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Girls Gotta Read Ep. 6: Glass Ceilings & Gutters [Video]

On this episode of the Girls Gotta Read Podcast, the girls kick off Women’s History Month by delving into the fascinating life of the third liberty mother: the droll, unapologetic, and incredibly prolific writer Isabel Paterson. A mentor to Ayn Rand and correspondent of Rose Wilder Lane, Paterson was the eldest, and according to some scholars, had the biggest impact on the libertarian movement out of the three.As we reflect on the influence and life of Paterson and wrap up our episodes on the libertarian mother trio, we have to ask: Do you think there is a glass ceiling for women in America today? Do you think there ever was? Or is the glass ceiling in the United States nothing but a fallacy? Also, if Melanie were to open up a dive bar called Mel’s Gutter, would you go? Listen to the episode to find out more! To read along with the girls and prepare for the next episode, you can find Paterson’s celebrated essay “The Humanitarian with the Guillotine.” —-Isabel Patterson Fast Facts: January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961Born in rural Ontario and moved to a ranch in Alberta when she was very youngThe family was poor, had eight siblings Largely self-educatedLeft the ranch as a teen and moved to the city of Calgary—took a clerical job on the Canadian Pacific RailwayAlso worked as a waitress, stenographer, bookkeeper, and even as an assistant to the future Canadian PM R.B BennettHad a short-lived loveless marriage with Kenneth B. Paterson between 1910-1918Landed a job with the Inland Herald in Spokane, Washington—starting her career in journalismMoved to NYC and held a variety of jobsWorked for sculptor Gutxon Borglum who would later carve Mount RushmoreWrote a column signed IMP for the New York Herald Tribune’s Books “Turns with a Bookworm” section, becoming one of the most influential, respected, and scathing literary critics of her time (reviewed Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, many writers of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as many first-generation Americans)Best-known work: God of the Machine (1943) – political philosophy, economics, historyPhilosophy: Advocated for less government interference on both social and fiscal issuesOpposed FDR’s New Deal as well as his foreign policy“Liberty or death, no foreign entanglements, and the least governed country is the best governed” Unlike Ayn Rand, she thought individualism/capitalism could be compatible with religion- – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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Trump’s Social Platform & More [Video]

On this weeks episode of “Pardon The Disruption,” the crew discusses a wide variety of topics from Russia, to Truth Social, Star Wars & More!- – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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Calling Out Teachers Unions! [Video]

On this weeks episode of “Save The Nation Today,” FL-19 Congressman Byron Donalds joins FreedomWorks Phil Bell to discuss the importance of choice in education. It’s time to allow parents to be active in their children’s education!- – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz

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Pardon The Disruption: Banks Freezing Money, Chinese Social Credit, and More! [Video]

On this episode of “Pardon The Disruption” the gang talks about everything from Canada, Chinese social credit, the Superbowl, and more!- – -Love what you see? Subscribe to FreedomWorks to stay up to date on new content! http://www.freedomworks.org/subscribeFollow us on Twitter: https://ampfw.org/3H6UYeiFollow us on Instagram: https://ampfw.org/3rRAnErFollow us on FaceBook: https://ampfw.org/3fWg3MRCheck out our website: https://ampfw.org/32CX1IiWant to help us fight for Less Government and More Freedom? Visit: http://bit.ly/2Oa2VXz