You should read this one — all of it. If you are Conservative, you need to rad it more than the Leftists do.
I was reading a post on the Rio Norte Line. It was written by a friend of mine, so I want to be sure to make it clear that I am not hostile to him. Nor do I disagree with the essence of his post. He is writing in opposition to government oppression, and I am certainly in allegiance with him on this point. However, what struck me is the use of the word “Capitalism.” For some time now, something has not been sitting right with me concerning the way we use the word. It was when I read my friends post that the problem suddenly struck me, and the ramifications of my realization are as sweeping as those of realizing that the Constitution does not contain the principles and ideals of the Declaration. This realization is really rather simple – so simple that we do not see it. Capitalism is not the same thing as the free market.
We should start by asserting an eternal truth: that the natural order of economic activity among men is that of the free market. It is only in and through the free market that the economic activates of humanity can conform to Natural Law. Therefore, whenever a system is found that restricts or constrains the free market, that system is not a free market system and is in conflict with Natural Law.
That said, let’s start by looking at the definition of the free market:
Seriously, read the rest.