Tag Archive: history

Apr 29 2017

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

This is a one sentence prelude to the U.S. Constitution designed to introduce the foundational principles and purposes that guided its formation. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings …

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Mar 09 2017

Aristocracy breeds Socialism breeds Tyranny

Aristocracy is supposed to be “rule by the best” meaning we can get beneficial governing by granting power to the wisest among us. This sounds good on paper and it can be. However, no matter how ethically aristocrats accumulated their wealth, as generations hand property down, the work ethic tends to become diluted and along …

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Aug 16 2016

Right To Bear Arms – some history

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.” – James Madison Historically, defense was provided by professional military warriors, often employed by a King …

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Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president.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