Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Time To Read Ayn Rand?

Atlas Shrugged anyone?

Quick article from PJ Media - Time To Read Ayn Rand?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice" by Craig Biddle

Politics is one of the battlefields where philosophic ideas are fought for. Individualism and collectivism are at the heart of many of the current high profile, vitally important issues we face from health care to taxation to public education. Who do you, your efforts, and your property belong to? You or society? Have we forgotten what freedom is? Great read.

"Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice" by Craig Biddle

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Declaration And Its Applicability Today

My Friend Ty Hicks posted this earlier today...great words from  Calvin Coolidge about the Declaration and the foresight of our Founders.

Declaration
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"About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in 
which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers...."


Have a great week and a fantastic 4th of July. Think about the real meaning of freedom and liberty. Are we as free as they were determined to be in 1776? Or has our nation allowed our freedom to be taken away from us, bit by bit?


Let's not let it go.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate For Dummies...

Just in case you haven't seen this yet...I think it's FABULOUS. I found this at facebook.com/ImageBlitz. I believe this is where it started and where credit is due. If not I apologize to the creator. This very accurately depicts what the individual mandate for us all to purchase health insurance looks like.



A Philosopher’s Take On The Obamacare Decision — Laissez Faire

Fantastic analysis of the recent Supreme Court health care decision.

As a nation have we forgotten what freedom is?

Link to video...

A Philosopher’s Take On The Obamacare Decision — Laissez Faire:

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Where Do You Stand?

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed. ~ Ayn Rand

Politics and elections are the battlefield, but these issues are purely philosophical. Where do you stand?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beware Of The Occupy Wall Street Crowd

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter." Francisco d'Anconia, Atlas Shrugged

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

OUTSIDER DECIDERS

Should the "outsider deciders" of the election be making their choice for the White House based on how many federal programs will be aimed at increasing the quality of life of their group as this article suggests?

Or should we all take a close look which candidate will protect the individual rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness for all?

What do you think?

Here is the article:

OUTSIDER DECIDERS - The Daily:

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quote Of The Day

"THE FOUNTAINHEAD is my contribution to keeping America what it was and must remain -- the country of individualism." -- Ayn Rand Bot (@AynRandBot)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Philosophy in Action: Live Webcasts, Blogging, and More

Philosophy in Action: Live Webcasts, Blogging, and More:

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Tune in Sunday morning to the Philosophy in Action podcast! Start your day off with some noodle food! I know I am!

Quote Of The Day

"No right of mine constitutes an obligation on any man living." ~ Ayn Rand

 

If you haven't read Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead yet get started today! Then message me and tell me what you think.

 

 

 

 

“Immigration and Individual Rights” by Craig Biddle

“Immigration and Individual Rights” by Craig Biddle:

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Best article I've read to date explaining the moral issues of immigration and the how the current practice limiting legal immigration is all wrong. Great read!