Tag Archive: liberty

May 01 2017

We’re All Liberals

The original meaning of the term, “liberal” meant to advocate for the liberty of the individual. Most of us believe in that. But we all don’t agree on how we should go about doing that. In US politics today, the term liberal means one who supports the agenda of the left wing, which has swung …

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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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Jun 20 2016

Individual Liberty Spawns Exceptional Achievement

The Constitution of the United States is designed to protect the liberty of individual citizens, instead of protecting the collective power granted to the government. All other forms of government that subjugate the individual for the sake of society, also squash and suppress the efforts of the individual to express their opinions, beliefs, imagination, creativity, …

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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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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 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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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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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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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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