Tag Archive: rights

May 10 2017

The Constitution Protects Our Rights

The Constitution of the United States protects the natural rights of the individual against interference by the government. A natural right is a fundamental freedom or privilege that exists in a natural state prior to the formation of any government or system of laws. A short list of basic rights includes: life, liberty, property, and …

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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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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 02 2015

Virginia Declaration of Rights – 1776

In 1776, the fifth Virginia Convention unanimously adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, followed shortly by a separate document, the Constitution of Virginia. George Mason is given primary credit for drafting the document, while James Madison, Patrick Henry and Edmund Pendleton also proposed input. Thomas Jefferson likely was influenced by it when he drafted the …

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Mar 27 2015

“Novus Ordo” Platform

“Novus Ordo Seclorum” are the Latin words on the great seal of the USA, which mean, “a new order for the ages”. We need a new platform of political objectives to create a new order. Limited government Free markets Lower taxes Higher ethics in government LIMITED GOVERNMENT The Constitution of the United States of America …

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Feb 06 2015

A Moral Society

Ayn Rand wrote: The most profoundly revolutionary achievement of the United States of America was the subordination of society to moral law. The principle of man’s individual rights represented the extension of morality into the social system—as a limitation on the power of the state, as man’s protection against the brute force of the collective, …

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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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Dec 26 2014

Republic vs Democracy

A democracy involves representation by the people and intends to preserve the sovereign power of the people. But in a pure democracy, decisions are reached by majority opinion, creating a tyranny of the majority which suppresses the will of the minority. This principle generally applies to both direct democracy (where the people vote on every …

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