Republicans and Democrats in the United States

This is an answer to a comment posted by StarDog:   StarDog quotes Ron Allen: "There are other parties to choose from; but, most Americans choose between the two major political parties, because they would rather choose between the...

Republicans and Democrats in the United States

This is an answer to a comment posted by StarDog:   StarDog wrote: I wish I was educated enough to engage in political discussion with you. This is the fourth entry of yours I have read. Everything you write is well thought out and...

Republicans and Democrats in the United States

This is an answer to a comment posted by Bearville:   Bearville wrote: You left out a major point - the Republican Party favors a nation that is guided by Christian principles. The Democratic Party favors humanitarian principles. That's...

Republicans and Democrats in the United States

This is an answer to a comment posted by becomeasalittlechild:   becomeasalittlechild wrote: I'm glad that I just found your lastest post. I find it interesting but more than a stretch past my understanding. I just have basic/vague...

Democracy A Lynch Mob?: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: I was listening to radio talk-show entertainer, Neal Boortz, and heard him say: "A lynch mob is a democracy." He says this kind of stuff a lot, off and on, whenever he takes the time to lambaste the notion of...

Freedom and Democracy: A Debate

A debate: I. M.: Democracy can vote to kill whoever the members want. R. A.: I suppose that if you have an aristocratic, or a plutocratic government, the aristocrats and the plutocrats can vote, as the members of a ruling-class...

Capitalism: A Debate

A debate: J. M. H.: Capitalism is as dependant on cooperation as it is on competition. R. A.: Of course, even a system of chattel-slavery is as dependent on the cooperation of the slaves as it is on the coercion of slaves. If...

Capitalism: A Debate

A debate: R. S.: Capitalism is simply a system.  What motive drives each individual striving in that system is what makes the system look good or corrupt. R. A.: Capitalism is not simply a system.  Capitalism is a system of...

Capitalist Rights, Capitalist Claims

This is an answer to a comment posted by rbrenzel:   rbrenzel wrote: What a bunch of b...s...out of the mouth of an educated blithering idiot.  The US Constitution and the Dec of Ind writers espoused the "unalienable" inalienable rights...

Property Is Theft?: A Debate

A debate: G. S.: I did not say the right of property is theft. S. M. D.: I don't see what the difference is from property is theft. Care to elaborate. R. A.: I'm going to just jump in here, and have a say. To a...

Capitalist Rights, Capitalist Claims: A Debate

A debate: G. S.: There is no right to claim. I posses it. If you take a possesion of mine you are stealing from me. R. A.: For there to be a compelling right, there must also be a convincing claim. A constitutional right creates...

Freedom of Opinion, Freedom of Expression

This is an answer to a comment posted by charminghost: charminghost wrote: This is quite a paradox. Although that according to freedom of speech, everyone has the right to express themselves. Regardless of race, religion, class, or...

Private Property Is Theft: A Debate

A debate: G. S.: I agree with Pierre Joseph Proudhon's assertion:  "Property is theft." S. M. D.: How can you have theft without first having a right to property? R. A.: Very well put. Interestingly, those...

Freedom of Opinion and of Expression: A Debate

A debate: C. R.: Publically endorsing an ideology that a majority of the population amongst first world nations regards as nonsense, as an intellectually bankrupt alternative to capitalism, or as downright execrable is not likely to...

Right of Property, Right of Labor

This is my answer to a comment posted by thehseenz: thehseenz wrote: Thank you for the brilliant answer. You are right. The so-called philanthropy of the wealthy nations only rob the poor nations of their dignity whilst they continue to...

Right of Property, Right of Labor

This is an answer to a comment posted by thehseenz: thehseenz wrote: I have always wondered. A manual laborer works hard in the sun and rain almost breaking his bones and deforming his body to earn his daily bread. A CEO in comparison...

Democracy

This is an answer to a comment posted by bloodintheeyes: bloodintheeyes wrote: dissapointed somewhat mister al, i had thought that your postings here were an attempt at engaging in debate. but your posts of conversations illustrate that:...

Democracy: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: I believe that I deserve fairness and justice. That is all that I believe I deserve. I deserve fairness, because I make every effort to be fair.  I deserve justice, because I endeavor to be just.  If we labor to...

Democracy: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: In a socialist democracy, if a majority wants more apple production, and a minority wants more pear production, then even if every individual in the minority-preference group could receive one pear every day, and if...

Economic Democracy: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: I advocate a democratic economy, a democratic production of goods and a democratic distribution of goods.  There is an equivalent allocation of labor and of goods in a democratic method of doing political-economy. ...

Capitalist Rights and Socialist Rights: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: Capitalism is one group -- the class of proprietors -- voting themselves the rights and properties of those who produce. M. P.: If that were true then why aren't the workers protesting against such a vote?...

Right of Property, Right of Labor: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: The capitalist ideology gives to the capitalists a right of property in what is produced by the class of wage-workers. M. P.: No!  The workers give to the capitalists a right of property when they say: "We...

The Labor Theory of Property Rights: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: The right of producers to the product of their labor is a right that is not respected by modern capitalist privileges and claims. M. P.: Of course it is. If you produce something all by yourself without the...

Property and Rights: A Debate

A debate: C. S.: Democracy is inherently corrupt when one group can vote themselves the rights and properties of others. R. A.: I believe that a capitalist democracy is an essentially perverted and fraudulent democracy, with ...

Democracy: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: There are those who define democracy as two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner. But this definition assumes that there is a natural and necessary division of human beings into two different and opposed...