The Forgotten Warnings of the Founders on Luxury/Materialism

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This is my premiere column at the Epoch Times. Here is an excerpt:

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For the Founders, the issue of luxury was intimately connected with liberty. They firmly believed that liberty was man’s birthright, but they also knew that opposed to his birthright was his predilection for preferring the proverbial bowl of stew—our desire for creaturely comforts tend to overwhelm our adherence to principles and ideals, causing us to lose our taste for liberty.

Read the rest of the column here.

Joshua Charles