“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it! If you do not, I shall repent it in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it!”
— John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 26, 1777
The Higher Revolution blog was created with the purpose of sharing great ideas in support of Liberty. In addition, we seek to expose the flawed ideas of those who think and act as though there are few limits to the coercive power of the state. The word “Revolution” in our name refers to a return to the values and principles that perpetuate life, freedom, prosperity and happiness.
Who is Frotho, Canutus, etc? Some viewers will no doubt point out that most of the posts on this blog are anonymous. Some of them will argue that this therefore discredits the substance of the arguments found here. I will answer that lazy argument with a question? If anonymity disqualifies ideas, then how come some of the greatest political thinkers of all time used pen names to conceal their identities? (I will note here with all due humility that I am not comparing my writings to theirs). But does Publius ring a bell? Or how about that great patriot and Revolutionary War leader who went by many different pen names including American Whig and Hortentius ?
Watch the Cato video clip of Nat Hentoff defending anonymous speech.
With regards to funding: I have gotten no outside funding for this website and have spent hundreds of hours working at this without any pay whatsoever because I believe that the future of our country is at stake. Liberty is preferable to servitude, prosperity is preferable to economic decline and these things are worth sacrificing for. However, getting paid and paid well for one’s work is not a crime, although some people have unfortunately been misled to believe so.