Tag Archive: power

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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May 25 2016

The Citizen Party

We either need to completely revamp our old political parties or we need a new party. There is a long list of complaints against our political process, but the main ones are: They concentrate more on accumulating power than doing the right thing They have become so dependent on financial donors that they answer to …

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Mar 16 2016

Power is a Magnet to Bad Ethics

We know that collective power corrupts. Collective power is the power of a group acting together and it usually exceeds the capability of any individual acting by themselves. This makes it seductive to those with weak or bad ethics because it gives them an opportunity to sway the direction of the group in their benefit. …

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Mar 03 2016

Misunderstanding Fascism

Many liberal pundits today use the label “fascist” to tag conservatives they don’t like. They describe fascism as a populist movement that taps into a festering rage among a blue collar (mostly) segment of the population, based primarily on the frustration of economic suppression. Populism is a movement of popular opinion, usually involving some form …

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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 07 2015

Government is Force

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. – George Washington When people decide to live together in groups, it becomes necessary to establish some level of cooperation. If possible this is done with agreement and consent. But when reason …

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Mar 09 2014

Political Conservation

The word “conservative” comes from the Latin root word “conservare” meaning to save, to guard and to watch over. Political conservatives are often mis-identified as being reactionary or not wanting to embrace any change. But when we speak of the conservation of nature, we don’t mean resistance to change, we mean an effort to preserve …

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May 21 2013

Supremacy in Government

Any component of government that is declared as supreme over the other parts of government is liable to produce tyranny and/or corruption in some form. It was obvious to our founders that no single individual should be vested with ultimate power or even any single group of people or branch of government. The debates at …

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