May 04 2016

Importing Refugees Doesn’t Work

First, watch this video from NumbersUSA about immigration statistics: IMMIGRATION, WORLD POVERTY AND GUMBALLS This video makes it apparent that importing refugees is not a workable solution to the situations that create the refugees. After accepting that, we need to analyze what can be done with more effectiveness to help people who qualify as refugees …

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Apr 25 2016

Background of the Electoral College

Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president. The Electoral College is an intermediary between the vote of the people and the election of the President of the United States. A population proportionate number of electoral delegates (just like the House …

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Apr 22 2016

We Vote With Our Purchases

We know that we have a civic responsibility to vote in our political elections. Some of the changes we must make in our society are not political. It is true that our liberty is being encroached upon by big government. It’s also true that our ability to self-direct our lives is being encroached upon by …

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Apr 13 2016

Social Behavior Ethics

Individualism and Collectivism are both philosophies of social and economic behavior that are often used as some form of basis for political systems. Both types of systems have advantages and drawbacks. In abstract form, both can be considered simply as weighting schemes for ethical frameworks. In basic ethics, we describe ethical “reach” or “scope” as …

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Apr 10 2016

Free or Equal – Free to Choose 20 years later

Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 1/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 2/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 3/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – …

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Apr 09 2016

Liberty vs Mob Psychology

Tyranny depends upon mobs and their psychology. Tyrants both feed mobs and feed upon them, in order to gain control and power. Liberty is the opposite of this. Liberty demands action by the individual, to take responsibility and show self motivation and initiative. We can insist on retaining our independence and liberty or we can …

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Apr 08 2016

Tyrants Need Mobs

We all feel desires we know we should not pursue. In times of plenty, it can be difficult to make moderate choices, even when we know they are correct. It’s easy to indulge. A tyrant is a bully, who seeks to control a weaker person. Most bullies are motivated by insecurity that drives them to …

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Mar 30 2016

Enumerated Powers of the US Government

The United States Constitution is designed to expressly define and limit the powers of government to prevent it from devolving into tyranny and the abandonment of liberty. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly …

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Mar 18 2016

Democratic Socialism Doesn’t Exist

The phrase “Democratic Socialism” is a term trying to describe something that doesn’t exist and is never likely to exist. Democracy is the idea of ruling a group by following the will of the majority of the group. Socialism is the idea of centralized planning of the economy of a group. Democratic Socialism is supposed …

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Mar 16 2016

Power is a Magnet to Bad Ethics

We know that collective power corrupts. Collective power is the power of a group acting together and it usually exceeds the capability of any individual acting by themselves. This makes it seductive to those with weak or bad ethics because it gives them an opportunity to sway the direction of the group in their benefit. …

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