On Saying That Rights Exist

Where are the rights that human beings will possess and enjoy in the future, but that we do not yet possess and enjoy today?  Where were the rights that human beings possess and enjoy today, but that human beings did not yet possess and enjoy in...

Rights Invented And Recognized

Rights are invented; rights are not discovered.  The rights we recognize today were invented yesterday; they were not discovered. Now, one may answer this by saying:  "No!  Rights were discovered because they are part of morality and...

Global Warming And Scientists On The Take

If an oil company will pay $10,000 to any scientist who will cast doubt on the United Nation's global warming report, then that scientist who is willing to take the money is prostituting science, and is not doing science. The true scientist...

Human Freedom And Human Slavery

What I advocate is a democratic society; not an arbitrary collective. Even in the former Soviet Union, the people were human beings, with a human nature, and therefore they were free. If the people were not free, then they could not be held...

Thoughts

There is an important difference between reason and reality. Now, one may answer this by saying: "Yes. Reality trumps reason whenever there is a conflict between the two."  But, I will answer this by saying, simply, that we do not, and...

Thoughts

How is the entire economy controlled today? Who controls the entire economy today? If we lived in the ideal-type free-market and laissez-faire kind of capitalist political-economy that some of us so admire and advocate, then how or who controls...

Thoughts

It is often said by anti-democrats that "it's impossible to allocate resources to what people want by democratic means".  I can see no reason to believe that this assertion is true. Now, one could answer by saying that "the fact that you can't...

Thoughts

I have heard it said that "property owners were intended to be the only voters in the American Republic because the Founding Framers of these United States knew that allowing others to vote would eventually result in the welfare state that we...

Thoughts

There are professed democratic governments; but, these professed democratic governments are not genuine democratic governments.  A state cannot be democratic; but, a government can be.  A state cannot be democratic; but, a society can be. ...

Thoughts

News reports tell us that 62,000 jobs, in the United States, were lost in June, 2008.  These reports also tell us that, so far this year, 438,000 jobs have been lost in the United States.  News reports also tell us that the average salary of the...