An Automation Engineer and host of the Doug Mac Show, Douglas McNaughton is the Libertarian candidate for mayor of Indianapolis. In prior elections, Douglas McNaughton has run in the 2015 municipal elections in Indianapolis, as well as a state assembly run in 2016 for Indiana’s 90th District. 71 Republic’s John Keller talked to Douglas McNaughton about his candidacy for mayor.
Dan Behrman is a libertarian activist from Texas who is seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2020. He originally ran for office in 2014 for the Texas House of Representatives, winning 23% against the Democrat incumbent. A long-time activist, Dan Behrman has made a name for himself by representing the slogan “Taxation is Theft.” 71 Republic’s John Keller talked to Behrman about his presidential campaign.
On August 12, 1480, the Martyrs of Otranto were beheaded. The Ottomans ordered 800 Christians to convert to Islam following the successful siege of Otranto. The massacre happened when the Christian men refused to convert. Such barbarity is a ghost from the past but brings up a worthy question-what is the state of religious freedom in America today? The Do No Harm Act provides insights.
The Sedition Act
On this day, July 14, in 1798 the Sedition Act was signed into law by President John Adams. The Sedition Act made it illegal for Americans to write in the form of publications, such as news organizations, or utter phrases in public that were deemed to be a fabrication or ‘malicious’ against the government or sitting administration. The repercussions were unmistakable.
There are two prevailing schools of thought in analyzing history. The first is the ‘great man’ theory, in which great men such as Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte drive history. The second school of thought is that history is inspired by societal trends and circumstances, not merely the actions of one man. This essay seeks to examine Benito Mussolini and try to understand if his rise to power was a product of circumstance or made possible by his efforts.