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Some Thoughts on Human History, and Progressives

Many of you might have noticed that I often put quotations around the word, “progressive.”  Over the last couple of years, I’ve probably wasted a thousand keystrokes doing that, so I might as well explain why. For the vast majority of human history, mankind has lived in a state of tyranny.  This probably started not long after cave man Ugh realized that his neighbor, Argh was weaker than him, and carried a smaller club.  After Argh’s untimely demise (with the exception of some tribal societies), the course of mankind was set. As mankind developed from hunter gatherers to simple agrarian societies, to city states, […]

Why We Fight: Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

Note from Matt:  Given the current political climate, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from November 2009.  Since we are about ideas, I think this is similar to the “Why we Fight” films from WW II. “A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of individual freedom and liberty, […]

America Divided – Pro Constitutional Republic v. Pro Democratic Socialism

Nanny State

America today is polarized into two major camps. The polarization I am talking about has nothing to due with President Obama’s desire to divide our people on issues of wealth disparity or racial discord. Instead, we are divided on the issue of whether the form of our  federal government should be one of small size and limited powers over the people or whether it should be very powerful with near absolute control over the people. Those in the first camp wish to live free with minimum interference from government. They believe in the vision of our Founders; that we have certain inalienable […]

Some Thoughts on Human History, and Progressives

Many of you might have noticed that I often put quotations around the word, “progressive.”  Over the last couple of years, I’ve probably wasted a thousand keystrokes doing that, so I might as well explain why. For the vast majority of human history, mankind has lived in a state of tyranny.  This probably started not long after cave man Ugh realized that his neighbor, Argh was weaker than him, and carried a smaller club.  After Argh’s untimely demise (with the exception of some tribal societies), the course of mankind was set. As mankind developed from hunter gatherers to simple agrarian societies, to city states, […]

Why We Fight: Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

Note from Matt: Considering how close we are to the election, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from last November.  Since we are about ideas, I think this is similar to the “Why we Fight” films from WW II. “A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of […]

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