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From Darkness To Light

From Darkness To Light

by Barry Brownstein We are told that comparing current COVID policies concerning the unvaccinated to Nazi-era policies is outrageous. We are told we are dishonoring the memory of the dead.  No one should apologize for comparing Nazi policies with stigmatization of the unvaccinated today. Comparisons reveal mindsets. If an alcoholic, Peter, said he has nothing to learn from […]

The Live Free Or Die State Points The Way To Low Taxes And Freedom

The Live Free Or Die State Points The Way To Low Taxes And Freedom

by Barry Brownstein Once again, in the 2021 Cato Institute rankings of personal and economic freedom, Freedom in the 50 States, New Hampshire is ranked as the freest of the United States. Canada’s Fraser Institute gives New Hampshire the same freest state ranking. The state’s famous motto, “Live Free or Die,” is prominently imprinted on residents’ license plates.  When I share […]

Principles, Not Coercion, Are The Source Of Unity

Principles, Not Coercion, Are The Source Of Unity

by Barry Brownstein Living in rural America requires my wife and I to travel several hours to make a major shopping trip. About 3 or 4 times a year, we head down the interstate to Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and the Co-op. The bounty we are used to was less plentiful on a most […]

Why Totalitarians Promote Hate

Why Totalitarians Promote Hate

by Barry Brownstein In Upstate New York, thirty Lewis County General Hospital health clinicians resigned rather than take the mandated Covid shot. Six of those who resigned worked in the maternity unit; the hospital shut down the maternity unit until new nurses who are vaccinated can be recruited. Other essential services may be curtailed, as 73 percent of unvaccinated […]

Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions

Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions

by Barry Brownstein Above a tree line on the rugged trails of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, two hikers coming down the mountain called out in distress, “What trail are we on?” I answered and asked where they were headed. They were hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. I explained they made a wrong […]