Tag Archive: freedom

Sep 17 2016

Liberty and Free Market Capitalism are Connected

Liberty is more than just freedom. It also involves the responsibility and accountability of making free choices. This requires an understanding of consequences and the willingness to accept responsibility for actions that are taken. The core principle at the foundation of the economic theory known as “capitalism” is free market exchange. This means allowing people …

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Jul 04 2016

We Are All Born Free

We are born free and sovereign over our individual lives and rights. We often decide to join with others in a group and in that process we may grant some degree of our sovereign power to the group in the name of better securing our lives and our rights. If life is to be considered …

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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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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

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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Jul 04 2015

Human Rights and Revolutions

Revolutions involve a rejection of government and usually, some form of overthrowing an existing government and establishing a new one. Most revolutions are fueled by the idea that an existing governing force has exceeded appropriate limits to it’s power and has encroached upon human rights. A factor that was mostly unique to the American Revolution …

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May 24 2015

Core Principles in Foreign Policy

With a constant shifting of political winds at home, it becomes difficult to maintain a consistent stance on foreign policy. Foreign aid and military support become easy targets when budget stress comes to the forefront. Withdrawal into isolation makes no sense, but neither does giving support that enables problems to continue. We should declare a …

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May 01 2015

A Healthy Fear of Tyranny

The United States of America was founded by men who feared tyranny because they had experienced it. In most cases, either their direct ancestors or they themselves had come to America to escape some form of tyranny in the old world. Then, they found themselves dealing with a remote government that did not understand them …

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Apr 15 2015

Liberty versus Equality

We assert that, “all men are created equal” and that liberty is an “unalienable right”. In 1787, Alexander Hamilton said, “Inequality will exist as long as liberty exists. It unavoidably results from that very liberty itself.” But the assertion of equality pertains to equal rights and was never meant to imply equality in every factor …

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