From the Greater Boston Tea Party comes this beautiful info-graphic. It succinctly draws the line between two movements that have very little ideological overlap:
This blog post is a condensed version of an article written by Daniel James Sanchez at the Mises Institute, The Profound Significance of Social Harmony. Sanchez's article does an excellent job of trouncing the mercantilism of Marxists with the freedom of Capitalism. He wrote it back on August 30th, weeks before the Marxist Occupiers began their attack on American Capitalism. At the time, I extracted just these notes from his discussion as I thought they were the perfect distillation of Capitalism's meaning and why it's critical to a free society. Today, I see how important the rest of the article is to understanding how misguided the Occupiers are in their protests.
If you believe in freedom, you must educate yourself regarding American history, the Constitution and economics. These 3 areas of knowledge are critical to American Conservatives if you want to speak intelligently with Progressives and Liberals. Radical Communists, Socialists, Anarchists and Islamists are taking to the streets today in major cities across America. You must know why you resist them.
I love the quote that doubles as the tag-line for this blog. It's from Leonardo da Vinci, and it's been my motto since the first time I read the words.