Peter Schiff reported last night that his father Irwin passed away; the US government failed to grant his cancer stricken father clemency despite his sickly state (which they caused by misdiagnosing him) and insisted he die shackled to a hospital bed with armed guards outside his door.
Peter Schiff writes:
My father, Irwin A. Schiff was born Feb. 23rd 1928, the 8th child and only of son of Jewish immigrants, who had crossed the Atlantic twenty years earlier in search of freedom. As a result of their hope and courage my father was fortunate to have been born into the freest nation in the history of the world. But when he passed away on Oct. 16th, 2105 at the age of 87, a political prisoner of that same nation, legally blind and shackled to a hospital bed in a guarded room in intensive care, the free nation he was born into had itself died years earlier.
As a tribute, Peter shared the above video of his father speaking at the Libertarian Convention 1996.
Irwin was an inspiration to millions of us, myself included, his brilliant comic-style book “How an Economy Grows & Why it Doesn’t” explained economics to me in a way I never understood and changed my life forever as a result, hundreds or thousands of contradictions in my mind were wiped out in a few hours, no doubt it helped millions of people wake up to the simple beauty of real economics as opposed to the pseudoscience fraud of Keynesianism which is taught in schools.
Please celebrate this amazing man’s life by spreading his works far and wide as a big F-you to the EVIL government which imprisoned him for standing up to their thuggery.