The Nature of Government
|WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government|
Sanctity of Life (frc)
|We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.|
More on The Pursuit of Happiness
Introduction Cato #1.
Limited Government and the Rule of Law Cato #2.
Congress, the Courts, and the Constitution Cato #3.
Court Decisions (lp-pr's)
The Courts (frc)
COURT NEWS (frc)
LEGAL FACTS (frc)
AMICUS BRIEFS (frc)
The Delegation of Legislative Powers Cato #8.
Term Limits and the Need for a Citizen Legislature Cato #9.
Campaign Finance, Corruption and the Oath of Office Cato #10.
Campaigns and Elections (lp-pr's)
Political Corruption (lp)
ELECTION LAWS (lp)
Fundamental Tax Reform Cato #5.
Department of Education Cato #11.
Public schools (fmkt)
Early Education and Childcare Cato #30.
Welfare Cato #29.
Disaster Assistance and Government Insurance Cato #40.
Health Care Cato #28.
Social Security Cato #4.
Tort Reform Cato #33.
Legal Issues Heritage
Cultural Agencies Cato #14.
Race in America
Lifestyle - Homosexuality
Corporate Welfare Cato #6.
Departments of Commerce Cato #12.
Agricultural Policy Cato #31.
Unemployment Insurance Cato #32.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cato #35.SPACE EXPLORATION (lp)
Transportation Cato #39.
Costly Agencies Cato #15.
CONSUMER PROTECTION (lp)
Regulation: Government Intervention
Regulatory Reform: No Silver Bullet Cato #36.
Labor Relations Law Cato #37.
UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (lp)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Cato #38.
Antitrust Cato #41.
Postal Service Cato #34.
POSTAL SERVICE (lp)
Telecommunications Cato #42.
The Food and Drug Administration Cato #43.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Good intentions and the ADA
Threats to Civil Liberties
The Expanding Federal Police Power Cato #16.
INTERNAL SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Privacy and Private-Sector Databases Cato #17.
Encryption and Wiretapping Cato #18.
Regulation of Electronic Speech Cato #19.
Property Rights and Regulatory Takings Cato #20.
Tobacco and the Rule of Law Cato #21.
The War on Drugs Cato #22.
Drugs/Drug War (jbs)
Gun Control Cato #23.
The Limits of Monetary Policy Cato #24.
Financial Deregulation Cato #25.
Securities Markets Cato #26.
FINANCE AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT (lp)
The Federal Budget Cato #27.
Energy and Environment
Energy and Env't Heritage
Electricity Policy Cato #44.
Environmental Protection Cato #45.
Environmental Health: Risks and Reality Cato #46.
Global Warming Cato #47.
Link to Defense
Foreign Policy - Foreign Affairs
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political [Washington’s emphasis] connection as possible."
— Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration,…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
— Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
Reclaiming the War Power Cato #7.PRESIDENTIAL WAR POWERS (lp)
U.S Security Strategy Cato #48.
The Defense Budget Cato #49.
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Cato #50.
Strategic Nuclear Forces and Missile Defense Cato #51.
Problems with the New NATO Cato #52.
Exiting the Balkan Morass Cato #53.
Asian Defense Commitments Cato #54.
The United Nations Cato #55.
The International War on Drugs Cato #56.
Relations with China Cato #57.
Relations with Russia Cato #58.
Relations with Cuba Cato #59.
Card 18g: Sub-Saharan Africa (See this part of Chapter 18)
International Economic Policy
Trade Cato #60.
Trade Sanctions Cato #61.
Immigration Cato #62.
International Financial Crises and the IMF Cato #63.
Foreign Aid and Economic Development Cato #64.
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