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The Washington Post and a reality check.

Posted by Jesse on January 12, 2008

Dan McCarthy writes an awesome piece over on ronpaul2008.com
it’s part of the Campaign HQ blog.


“Believe it or not, there was once a time — 1933 to 1940 — when the Washington Post was edited by man with principled, constitutionalist views similar to Ron Paul’s. His name was Felix Morley, and this is how he described his philosophy in his autobiography, For the Record:

My position remained essentially “Libertarian,” though it is with great reluctance that I yield the old terminology of “liberal” to the socialists. I was, and continue to be, strongly opposed to centralization of political power, thinking that this process will eventually destroy our federal republic, if it has not already done so. The vestment of power in HEW [now HUD and the Dept. of Education] is demonstrably bad, but its concentration in the Pentagon and CIA is worse because the authority is often concealed and covertly exercised. Failure to check either extreme means continuous deficit financing and consequent inflation which in time can be fatal to the free enterprise system. As a Federal Reserve Bulletin would later observe, with refreshing candor: “One of the primary benefits of inflation is the revenue it produces for the government.” In short: “Taxation without Representation.”

I doubt that anyone at the Post knows anything about Morley — no more than the paper’s current editors know, or care, about limited, constitutional government.”

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