Jan 22 2016

The U.S. Constitution Does Not Create New Rights

That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness …

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Jan 22 2016

Which is more ethical: capitalism or socialism?

Ask this of a random sampling of people and they will first translate the question, “which is more ethical” into some variation like, “which one do I like most” and then they will translate the subject terms “capitalism” and “socialism” into some pre-conceived definition based on their political viewpoint. capitalism – an economic system characterized …

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Jan 22 2016

Republic vs Democracy

Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not. Toward the middle of the political spectrum can be …

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Jan 22 2016

Fear of Big Government

Our founding Fathers had a deep fear of tyranny and an abiding wariness of how big government can lead to a slippery slope down into tyranny. Much of the debate about our Constitution and what should be put into it was about this worry. They acknowledged the need for some form of central government in …

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Jan 13 2016

A Supreme Judiciary

The US Supreme Court was not described in detail in the US Constitution in 1787. However, three things were made clear: The US Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” A Judicial branch serves to balance the Legislative and Executive branches The power of the Judicial branch was established in a supreme court and …

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Jan 10 2016

Trespass – Privacy – Third Amendment

During the French and Indian war in America, British officers seized private homes to quarter their troops when needed. The colonists reluctantly accepted this practice during wartime, but stiffened against it once the war was over and British troops remained in the Colonies. The “Quartering Act” of 1765 was passed by the British Parliament in …

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Jan 02 2016

One Percent to Rule Them All

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring …

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Dec 30 2015

Facts About Gun Control

Gun Control – [justfacts.com] Comprehensive and meticulously documented facts about gun control. Learn about ownership rates, crime, background checks, accidents, politics, and more. Citation “Gun Control Facts.” By James D. Agresti and Reid K. Smith. Just Facts, September 13, 2010. Revised 6/19/15. Introductory Notes This research is based upon the most recent available data in …

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Oct 30 2015

Moral Prohibitions

DO NO HARM – by diminishing the physical status of others Don’t kill others Don’t hurt others Don’t degrade the health of others Don’t take property that belongs to others Don’t restrict the movement of others DO NO HARM – by diminishing the rights of others Don’t distort or withhold truth Don’t restrict others from …

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Sep 18 2015

Compelling the Behavior of Another

The “Golden Rule” can be phrased in two forms: As a positive – Treat others the same way you wish to be treated As a negative – Do not treat others in ways you wish to not be treated The same basic principle has also been expressed as, “Do no harm”. That may not be …

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