Threats To Our Freedoms

This is an answer to a comment posted by woey: woey wrote: I don't listen to Boortz. He's not syndicated in my area. Sounds like a typical right wing talk-radio dude. There are lots of those. Dialog doesn't happen on those shows,...

Threats To Our Freedoms

Neal Boortz has been talking about Barack Obama's presidency as a threat to American liberties and rights.  Boortz has been saying that Obama is a threat to our freedoms since Obama became a serious presidential candidate. When someone...

Republic Versus Democracy?

According to the conservative radio show pundit, Neal Boortz, a republic is the rule of law, while a democracy is the rule of man. I do not know where Neal Boortz got this distinction; but, if you have a rule of law form of government, the...

How The Rich Have Failed Capitalism

This is a comment on a blog, titled How The Rich Have Failed Capitalism,  posted by hammin8r: hammin8r wrote: So I grew up a confirmed capitalist. I grew up maybe lower middle class and am down right poor now, but that's my doing...

Capitalism and the Litigious Society

This is an answer to a comment posted by woey: woey wrote: I don't know. Consciousness is also ideas, not just an awareness of existing conditions.   Ron Allen answers: To the philosophical idealist, consciousness is only...

Capitalism and the Litigious Society

This is an answer to a comment posted by woey: woey wrote: Right, but there are many groups who oppose your analysis who are "coming together", "joining together", "cooperating", "collaborating" and "organizing." I suppose those folks...

Deserving Property

This is an answer to a comment posted by hammin8r: hammin8r wrote: The reality under socialism and communism you have no rights.   Ron Allen answers: In a natural, anarchist community, the people enjoy freedom and dignity,...

Taxes and Prices

This is an answer to a comment posted by Ericthered: Ericthered wrote: What is permissable is for big business to make a profit.   Ron Allen answers: If you believe that profits are morally permissible, then you will believe...

Wealth

According to the conservative radio host, Neal Boortz, "government does not create wealth". This is both correct and incorrect.  People create wealth.  As an ideological capitalist, Boortz believes that capital creates wealth.  If capital can be...

Taxes and Prices

Ideological conservatives love to protest and complain about big government raising taxes; but, they seem to believe that it's permissible for big business to keep raising prices. 

Judicial Activism

When ideological conservatives disagree with a court decision, it's called judicial activism. If a judicial decision disagrees with a conservative dogma, then such a decision is styled as judicial activism.  Judicial review is a constitutional...

Deserving Property

It is said that if you can acquire property without violating another's rights to life, liberty and property, then you deserve the property you have acquired.  I agree with this opinion. However, there is a caveat.  Capital acquires wealth and...

Profit Motive Versus Moral Motive

This is an answer to a comment posted by hammin8r: hammin8r wrote: If people had to pay their way through the world with their morals most of us would starve.   Ron Allen answers: If people had only money, but no food, we...

Market Determinism and Citizen Decisionism

The ideology of free-market capitalism is all about market-determinism.  The ideology of democratic socialism is all about citizen decisionism.  We do not have to live in a political- economy in which the market decides everything.  We can...

Profit Motive Versus Moral Motive

Imagine a political-economy without a profit motive, but with a moral motive.  If you can imagine this, then you can imagine a political-economy that has abolished and dissolved capitalism.

Capitalism and the Litigious Society

This is an answer to a comment posted by woey: woey wrote: How do we get there from here? That is the $64,000 question. Ron Allen answers: We talk about it, write about it, and demand it.  We come together.  We join together,...

Capitalism and the Litigious Society

This is an answer to a comment posted by CKP09: CKP09 wrote: You couldnt be more wrong and diametrically opposed to the truth. Ron Allen answers: Do you have good reasons for your expressed opinion?  Do you have an argument to...

Authentic Spirituality

I believe that an atheist, like a theist, can appreciate, experience and enjoy authentic spirituality. I believe that an authentic spirituality is indifferent to the question of divinity, and to the question of immortality.  I believe that a...

Capitalism and the Litigious Society

It has often been observed that the United States has become a litigious society, that the people of the United States have a tendency to take legal action in order to settle disputes. Why is the United States such a litigious society?  I...

Profiteering and Innovation

The commercial advertisers just keep on coming up with new and improved ways of getting more money from customers. Isn't life under capitalism great!

Rights, Freedoms, Powers

What are rights?  What are freedoms?  What do powers have to do with rights and freedoms?   It has been said that every individual human being has a right to fly, that every individual person has the freedom to fly.  However, what is a right...

Capitalism and Democracy

This is an answer to a comment posted by Cookie_Monster: Cookie_Monster wrote: The United States thought they were spreading the right concept of democracy during the Cold War, especially after the Second World War. Ron Allen...

Capitalism and Democracy

This is an answer to a comment posted by joseph33:   joseph33 wrote: Capitalism and democracy are not compatible . . . Ron Allen wrote: I agree.  I choose democracy.

Terrorists and Constitutional Rights

This is an answer to a comment posted by factual: factual wrote: Ok, but a true, valid perspective, interpretation must be based on as much impartiality, unbiased, rational thought with a reasonable amount of intelligence and experience...