Wednesday, January 20, 2010
If you know of anyone, including yourself, that would like to do an interview just drop me an email.
A Small Rambling on Positive Law and Natural Law
"I posit that government's fundamental purpose is the maintenance of our basic security (no imperial interests) and public order. But our government has superseded its authority with little reflection for collateral damage, and with little redress for offenses committed, what is left is a state of acquiescence arising from hopelessness. Government is rejective of natural law because it interferes with their acquisition of power, money, and the institutionalization of ideological policies. In failing to control this vacuous beast, this imperfect human institution, we have usurped our own individual sovereignty and replaced it with welfarism. A dependency that is Faustian by design and effected with Machiavellian craftsmanship."
Blog from Wayne Allyn Root
The Citizen Revolution Has Begun!
"The same Tea Party voters who handed Scott Brown the biggest upset in political history will throw his butt out of office if he betrays their principles of smaller government, lower taxes and power to the people. No one politician and no one party is in control now. The people are in control- just as the Founding Fathers intended.
Conservatives, Libertarians, small business owners, and anyone who stands for smaller government won a huge victory tonight…as did the American taxpayer. The grownups who actually pay the taxes and create the jobs are taking back the country."
From Adam Smith Institute
"During the Second World War, Orwell worked at the BBC, and in 1943 (now a prolific journalist and author), he became literary editor of the socialist journal Tribune. His belief that Stalin had betrayed the ideals of the Russian Revolution came out in his short 1945 fable, Animal Farm – which became a huge success. Four years later, his hatred of Stalin's totalitarian state led to his publication of 1984. Though notionally set in the future, it was in fact a grim portrayal of the horrors of Stalinism: his description of Big Brother, for example, is a close description of Stalin, while the 'traitor' Goldberg shares features with Trotsky."
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A Letter to the Executive Director of AARP
"...Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith.
While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it's abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government. Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!"
the Liberty Pen: Regarding your exploration of liberalism, could you tell us what you have learned?
The Independent Bloghorn: Above all, I have learned that liberalism, in its most secular and progressive incarnations, is a basket case of competing theories and paradigms. Ultimately, the only narrative that unites the various "brands" of liberalism is the narrative of relativism. While this creates an environment where academics can come up with some interesting, but ultimately, useless academic studies for the next interesting, but ultimately, useless academic conference, you eventually end up in a place where there are no standards for determining which parts of this project are rubbish, which parts are garbage, and which parts are just trash. When you combine this complete lack of purpose or direction with a rather militant secularist bias, any attempt to create meaning in the world becomes an act of arbitrary capriciousness. This is why when you examine any piece of legislation or policy that is heavily informed by liberalism, you will find arbitrary capriciousness as the foundation. For example, which cultural signifiers should entitle someone to the benefits of Affirmative Action? Answer: we will pick an ever-expanding list of ethnicities, which when studied in any depth within the cultural paradigms of our invention are completely meaningless. Where is the poverty line? Answer: we will pick a number. How many degrees does the earth's climate have to change for us to be worked into a mindless frenzy? Answer: we will pick a number. I got to the point where it seems like anyone with half a brain would see through this. However, if you can replace common sense with the ignorant elitism that comes from an advanced degree, then I guess you can get away with creating whatever truth it is you want to believe in.