I was taught that Barry Goldwater was a basic left-wing lunatic in school. I don’t know where I got that impression, nothing could be further from the truth. He’s morally, economically, and socially conservative. He has sound principles and articulates real issue that restrain the US. But in today’s world, isn’t the most ridiculous label always chosen? Don’t we wallow in a stye of absurd projections?
It’s an American idiom, but take a moment to compare the term “creeping fascism” to “creeping capitalism.” The former is used frequently in speech and writing, while the second is so absurd that it doesn’t make sense. Why must fascism creep? It creeps because fascism is a very foreign concept to most, as of writing, Americans. Most people do not intuitively understand what fascism is, and neither do they agree with the principles of fascism. I find this amusing because while Antifa – “against fascism” if I understand their public persona – routinely rallies against self-reliance, individualism, and moral absolutes; these are principles of capitalism – private ownership and a free market economy. Conversely, fascism is exemplified by government control of the economy: public ownership and no economy.
Aspiring to excellence is very good. In every line of work finding ways to improve personal skills, expand positive experiences, and record successes, is an extremely good use of time.
In today’s litigious society, it is easy to confuse natural law with common law. In his excellent treatise on English law, Blackstone lays out the three types of law, why they exist, and their purpose. Of course in today’s public school curriculum, there isn’t any exposure to law. This leads to confusion by US citizens about what law is, and how they act in light of precedence.
Natural law are the laws that govern the fabric of the universe. It is impossible to “break” those laws, but it is possible to find that the known model or interpretation of that law is inaccurate or incomplete. An example of a natural law is the speed of light. Please don’t confuse the speed of light with the speed limit on the way to work. Just because the former takes precedence, the later is an example of a regulation that brings order and safety.
Thanksgiving is a reminder that a benevolent being is caring for us. You can prove this yourself. If we work hard, are persistent, and are building based on valid principles, we can still achieve the American Dream.
There are three things that should always be purchased no matter what the price is:
- Happiness; and
This also means that all monetary exchanges must promote and improve health, happiness, and freedom.
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The United States’ Declaration of Independence states “that they [men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” Like all philosophical assertions, this statement is only true if an assumption, at least one, is agreed to: rights are conditional on accepting responsibility. Another way of saying that, is my right to freedom is conditional on my adherence to a social contract. In the US that contract is primarily the golden rule: treat others like you want them to treat you.
The military build up of China, and Russia’s defiance are forcing the United States to respond. Thus, the United States needs to make the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty obsolete and irrelevant. However it’s a strong possibility that the US response is primarily militaristic in nature. In a healthy society, education, economy, and there-by productivity, should automatically check aggression. The principle is, build your people, and the rest will follow.
A deranged person, or persons, has delivered multiple items resembling bombs to well-known political figures. This action fuels “left” verus “right” and “provocative rhetoric” banter. Despite motive, this action is deplorable. Despite political affiliation, this person is against America’s principles. Despite influence, this party is accountable. People are responsible for their actions.
Delivering bombs breaches the US social contract and sooner or later the person or group involved will lose their rights.
A good friend of mine was deeply troubled by the unscrupulous and scurrilous accusations directed at Judge Kavanaugh. They made her mad enough that she was motivated to action; not only did she contact her senators, but she also exhorted those of us gathered to contact our congressional delegation as well. Her concern centered around the neglect of due process. I share her concern, and I did contact my senators. Due process exemplifies that accountability is necessary for liberty.