Friday, June 07, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
• • • The Paradigm Shift Dilemma
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal |Capitalism |Individual Rights |
[My mother] approached an old family friend of ours at church, Benjamin Rogge, who was the Dean of Wabash College there in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She told him of my interest in the libertarian political-economic philosophy, and asked if he would recommend some books to read on the subject. Rogge, being a libertarian, was delighted, of course, and told her to read the beginning books of Mises and Hazlitt, and also to read what is one of the most powerful statements on individual rights in the twentieth century, Ayn Rand’s essay on “Man’s Rights” in the Appendix of Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
• Secession: What’s In a Name?
Sans a Christianized culture the only alternative for secular governments is ever more Draconian rules and regulations in ever increasing numbers. I have no interest in debating this with any collectivists—the facts speak for themselves to anyone with an open mind and half a brain. Nor do I wish to debate the point with any Ayn Rand Objectivist or other atheist. I have made my feelings clear about atheism and atheists in several previous articles (e.g. “Atheism 101: Trickle-Down Poison”).
Saturday, November 17, 2012
• • Enduring Ignorance, Part 2
Atlas Shrugged |
[M]y strategy amounts to a combo platter of Mahatma Gandhi and John Galt. Passive and active resistance to the dim-bulbs and the deadbeats on one end of the spectrum, and those who would impose tyranny on the other. For those Americans who don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, trust me: you’re part of the problem, not the solution.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
• • Natural Law vs. Natural Lawlessness
Individual Rights |
Self-government is the key to liberty, where we voluntarily restrain ourselves from doing evil that may, or will, harm another. The sort of extremely libertarianism, especially the sort that segues into outright Objectivism, is a hollow reed that can never support a liberty-oriented structure for civil society. Conservatives would do well to reject it, and to hold to the liberty ideology handed down to us by our Founders.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
• • Aristotle, Marx and a classical education
In our own time, Ayn Rand admits that Aristotle was her teacher. Edward W. Younkins says, “She intellectually stood on Aristotle’s shoulders.”
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
• Cain’s World
[Ron] Paul has Ayn Rand’s domestic policy but Michael Moore’s foreign policy.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
• • The Risk Taker vs. The Profit Taker
Businessmen are the symbol of a free society—the symbol of America. If and when they perish, civilization will perish. But if you wish to fight for freedom, you must begin by fighting for its unrewarded, unrecognized, unacknowledged, yet best representatives—the American businessmen.—Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
• • • Then and Now, Thugs and Looters
Personal life |
The paragraphs above are from a bio of Ayn Rand by Barbara Branden. Now you know why Ayn Rand hated Communists.
Friday, July 29, 2011
• • Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America — The insanity must be stopped
It is a waste of time writing to your elected officials. They only care about their political careers. They are parasites. Ayn Rand described them accurately: “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 rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed.”
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
• • A Most Wonderful Human Being
Hector Benedi had this great quote from Ayn Rand in his “Stupid Frogs” Blog this morning: “It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.” - Ayn Rand
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
• We Know They Know and United in Hate vs. United We Stand Part II
America has strong Judeo/Christian roots, and a long tradition of following Christian principles (natural law). All that’s needed is to pick them up, dust them off, and reinvigorate them. They have been neglected, or merely paid lip-service to, for far too long, by far too many of us. This stance is perhaps the most important difference between true patriotic conservatives, and fiscally conservative Libertarians and Ayn Rand aficionados. It is not enough to be merely fiscally conservative. Without social conservatism, any purely economic conservative moves are simply the equivalent of changing deck-chairs on the Titanic.
Monday, July 04, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
• • A Conversation About Anti-Semitism
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” Ayn Rand