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The historical meaning of political conservatism by Miguel A. Faria, MD

“A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’ “— William F. Buckley, Jr. In the context of my article on this subject,[1] I have been asked if there is also a classical versus modern conservatism paradigm similar to the classical versus modern liberalism, and was invited to write an article about …

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The Political Spectrum (Part II) — The Center: A Democracy or a Constitutional Republic?

The Founding Fathers of this great nation designed a Republican form of government. By this, they meant a government under the rule of law and not the capricious rule of man, under a written constitution whose main function is to clearly demarcate the limits of authority of the federal government. This constitution contains the principle …

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American naïveté — European social democracies and gun control

Over the years, in both commentaries and letters to the editor in my local newspaper, I have noted the naïve expression of many letter writers and liberal pundits, who glossing over the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the 4th and 5th Amendments, opine, “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to …

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Classical Liberalism vs Modern Liberalism (Socialism) — A Primer by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The term “liberal” originally stemmed from the human quest for free inquiry and the study of the liberal arts. Aristotle explained that the greatest pleasure a free man could possess is to have the economic means to indulge himself in the study of nature, books, science (philosophy) — and the liberals arts, rather than to …

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The Russian Political Turmoil (2012) — An American Perspective

Editor’s Note on Miguel Faria’s Editorial on the Russian Elections Miguel Faria was the Editor of The Medical Sentinel, a publication of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which supports fundamental liberty for all people and governmental non-intervention in the Practice of Medicine. Miguel was a refugee from Cuba during the 1960s when that country was taken over by a communist revolution. …

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