“The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.” Izaak Walton
In my previous discourse I offered a cursory examination of the Failure of Social Justice – in this post I wish to purvey a theoretical extension and asseverate how one's conscience is itself; a property. Furthermore, any external agent which seeks to preclude the freest expression thereof can be justly classified as theft of property, however abstract. One's conscience is an intimate faculty, its subjugation is the final step in the dissolution of self. For once you fracture this inalienability, collectivist imprisonment becomes a mere formality.
- a. The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong: Let your conscience be your guide.
- b. A source of moral or ethical judgment or pronouncement: a document that serves as the nation's conscience.
- c. Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct: a person of unflagging conscience.
- a. The part of the superego in psychoanalysis that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and thoughts and then transmits such determinations to the ego for consideration.
We can consider the aforementioned as a normative arrangement, the only thing I would like to purvey is a supplemental – that the predicate of conscience is uniquely individual, and that its abdication can only be done in limited fashion; by choice, by coercion, or by deception. The Democratic party and all of its progressive, leftist community organizations are intent on displacing individual conscience with a collective conscience. Through aggressive communal reinforcement and the usage of the false consensus effect, the reconstruction of the individual mind [conscience] becomes easier to manifest and therefore control. Choices which wouldn't have been made with a conscience free in its expression, are now forcefully constricted with a hive mentality."The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is form, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." Thomas Paine
Let no man or agency determine the course of your conscience, for such an action is most certainly not justice - but an incarceration of the most wicked kind. Social justice is in no way the principle of equity, for forced participation that is wrapped in redistributive ideology bears no reflection to liberty.
"Conscience is the chamber of justice." Origen
- Something owned; a possession.
- Something tangible or intangible to which its owner has legal title: properties such as copyrights and trademarks.
- The right of ownership; title.
A brief explanation has been given on matters of conscience, let us now discuss in a similar fashion, property. We all know what property is, it is a concrete and perceptible entity that can infer self ownership; but I seek to lightly stress the limits of what we know of the dynamics of property systems. My submission is that our body is our individual property, thus our mind is also our property - of which conscience is a corollary. Nobody can make judgments or lay claim against another's body because no legal authority exists which cites purview over it. Obviously, if one breaks the law my proposition is dissolved; what I am asserting is that we are born free, both in mind and body.
"....the human capacity to live by rational principles that were congruent with the true, tranquil and harmonious nature of our mind and thereby that of the Universe itself...."
In perilous times such as these it becomes necessary to speak from our conscience, do not let our politicians pontificate for us on matters of vital import. Our conscience knows that the redistribution of wealth and services violates the liberties of others, those who advocate this action under the banner of social justice are nothing more than politically backed larcenists. Will you let them steal your property?