Thursday, March 25, 2010

The More Things Change....

...the more they stay the same.

The Liberty League was an organization that tried to rally public opinion against Roosevelt's New Deal. Conservative Democrats who disapproved of Roosevelt's New Deal measures founded the group. In 1934, New York Governor Alfrred Smith joined forces with wealthy business executives, who provided most of the league's funds. The league published pamphlets and sponsored radio programs, arguing that the New Deal was destroying personal liberty and leading us towards communism.

Sound familiar? How do criticisms of FDR's New Deal plan compare to criticisms of 'ObamaCare?'

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Al Capone: Untouchable

The Prohibition era gave rise to organized crime in America and a new type of criminal. No one represents this more than the original 'Original Gangster' Al Capone. He was considered a folk hero by some for standing up against an unpopular law, while others thought him a murderous and corrupt street thug. Watch the movie and then tell me what you think: Hero or Villain?