Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, such as the rule of law, free markets, equality under the law, freedom of speech and religion, self‐government, and the progress they generate.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s new book, The Book of Gutsy Women, certainly tells the stories of some inspiring women. But some women who didn’t make it into the book’s 432 pages, such as Margaret Thatcher, Ayn Rand, and Jeanette Rankin, to name a few, were perhaps just a bit too gutsy for the authors.
The Chinese Communist Party was founded on “the extinction of classes, state power and parties,” and “a powerful state apparatus” in the hands of a “people’s democratic dictatorship,” and it has yet to renounce that commitment.
The flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes represents the people who launched the first great national liberation movement to throw off their distant imperial overlords and did so with the argument that all men were created equal, endowed with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.