Category Archive: Government

Jun 08 2016

Preserving Liberty

The purpose of government is to preserve liberty. We join with others to create protection against threats to our freedom. By creating an organizational structure that can combine our resources and focus our energy, we are more able to defend ourselves. As we form government to protect our liberty, we discover that it is necessary …

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Jun 06 2016

Flag Burning is a Protected Expression

In the United States, we have decided, as a nation, that there are certain basic and natural freedoms that exist before any form of government is decided upon. These natural freedoms are given protection against interference by the government in the section of our Constitution known as the “Bill of Rights”. In the Bill of …

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May 16 2016

Qualifications to be President of the USA

The oath of office for the President of the U.S. swears to: . . . faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There are two areas mentioned: to “faithfully execute the office of President” …

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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Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president.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 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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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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Feb 25 2016

Trusting Our Government

The way we think about our government often determines our political viewpoint and affiliation. This can be framed by how much we know about our government, and how it works, and whether or not we trust it. Here are some ways to describe trust levels of our government: Ignorant – we don’t know what the …

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Feb 21 2016

The Government We Want

We want our government to: Protect us from harm Protect our property Protect our rights Limit itself to only efforts that involve these protections We want our government to avoid: Allowing us to be harmed – war, terrorism, irresponsible behavior and neglect Taking our property – excessive taxation, eminent domain, illegal search and seizure Failing …

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Feb 16 2016

How Democracy Fails

Despite popular opinion and language, the form of government in the United States is a republic, not a democracy. While it is correct to label it a democratic republic, because democratic representation is an important component, it certainly is not a pure democracy. A pure democracy is rule by majority will. The majority of ordinary …

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