Posts tagged: Individualism

Bias Toward Freedom

I have a personal bias towards freedom. I selfishly want freedom for my own life. Perhaps there are others who want to shirk their responsibilities to other, unnamed people. But I don’t think this is legitimate ethically because it would be asking others to suspend their values for yours. And of course you wouldn’t accept […]

Sunday May 27th, 2012 in , , | No Comments »

Who Pardoned Eugene Debs?

Woodrow Wilson sent Eugene Debs to prison for 10 years in 1918 for speaking out publicly against US involvement in WWI and the Espionage Act. Nearly 1 million people voted for the Socialist Debs for the Presidency in 1920, voting for prisoner #9653. Wilson did not give in to public pressure to release the man. […]

Saturday December 25th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

Freedom is Fresh Air

Isn’t freedom the norm? Isn’t freedom free? What does the freedom-obsessed man know that normal people don’t? He knows what freedom is and on what it depends. He knows that freedom is an absence, not a presence. An absence of government choking the individual. If you are not interested in freedom intellectually, and want to understand it only within […]

Friday May 14th, 2010 in , | No Comments »

Monster in Democratic Society

“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of […]

Friday May 14th, 2010 in , , | 2 Comments »

Individual Rights=Moral Society

A society cannot be moral without embracing individual rights; a society devoid of morals cannot be free. Respect for individual morality is the foundation of a free society. Society and government must be brought under the rule of law. Morality must be applied to society. Political leaders throughout history have used the interests of “society” to put themselves above the law, […]

Economic Actors

Every single person is an economic actor. All of our buying decisions change the world. Buy a Butterfinger and you are promoting a candybar market that has reached Africa. Governments are also economic actors. They use their inordinate power to create politically beneficial markets and destroy incorrect realities in the market. How much more beautiful […]

Tuesday April 27th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »