The United States Is a Nuclear Dictatorship

By: Ryan McMaken Thanks in part to Trump’s bombastic and unpredictable style — but more likely due to his lack of friends in Washington — members of Congress have suddenly realized that maybe, just maybe, it’s a bad thing that the President of the United States can unilaterally blow up the world. And when I say “President of the United States” I don’t mean that as a metonym for the US government as in the phrase “Washington today is considering a pact with Mexico.” No, a single specific individual really does have the ability to make that decision and give that order — unimpeded in any way. This fact — which should daily be regarded by all Americans as an excellent illustration of what a farce “constitutional government” is — is now a topic of debate in Washington. It is now being suggested that some of those alleged “checks and …

Tech HS Students

Dear Tech HS Students: Thank you SO much for allowing me to share vital information with you today. It was a lot to absorb and much of it runs counter to what you have been taught. Of course, the reason you have been taught wrong information is to prevent you from reaching your full potential. >Please bookmark this site so that you can return. I will add more links, info, content and discussions will happen. Please join in! Ask questions and break free of the limitations that have been forced upon you. First, watch this video:   [fotopress-video src=”https://youtu.be/Xbp6umQT58A” skin=”skin2″ hidelogo=”true”]   Understand that we are all in this together.  The people who are “farming” don’t care about skin color or nationality. They care only about making themselves rich and love using you to do it. You must decide to be free.  Only you can make the decision, then take …

Key Concepts of Libertarianism

The key concepts of libertarianism have developed over many centuries. The first inklings of them can be found in ancient China, Greece, and Israel; they began to be developed into something resembling modern libertarian philosophy in the work of such seventeenth- and eighteenth-century thinkers as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine. Individualism. Libertarians see the individual as the basic unit of social analysis. Only individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions. Libertarian thought emphasizes the dignity of each individual, which entails both rights and responsibility. The progressive extension of dignity to more people — to women, to people of different religions and different races — is one of the great libertarian triumphs of the Western world. Individual Rights. Because individuals are moral agents, they have a right to be secure in their life, liberty, and property. These rights are not granted by government …

What Is Libertarianism?

There are many ways of saying the same thing, and libertarians often have unique ways of answering the question “What is libertarianism?” We’ve asked many libertarians that question, and below are some of our favorite definitions. “Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty. Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life and uses his property – as long as he simply respects the equal right of others to do the same.” – Sharon Harris, President, Advocates for Self-Government David Boaz The CATO Insistute’s David Boaz “Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property – rights that people …

What is Austrian Economic?

The Austrian School The story of the Austrian School begins in the fifteenth century, when the followers of St. Thomas Aquinas, writing and teaching at the University of Salamanca in Spain, sought to explain the full range of human action and social organization. These Late Scholastics observed the existence of economic law, inexorable forces of cause and effect that operate very much as other natural laws. Over the course of several generations, they discovered and explained the laws of supply and demand, the cause of inflation, the operation of foreign exchange rates, and the subjective nature of economic value–all reasons Joseph Schumpeter celebrated them as the first real economists. The Late Scholastics were advocates of property rights and the freedom to contract and trade. They celebrated the contribution of business to society, while doggedly opposing taxes, price controls, and regulations that inhibited enterprise. As moral theologians, they urged governments to …

Vaccine Awareness

There has been much debate over the effectiveness of vaccines.  Fueling tension on both sides is the underlying theme of personal liberty. Those who champion vaccines declare that all must be vaccinated or society will still be at risk for so called vaccine preventable diseases.  Those opposed to vaccines point to the miserable safety record and lack of accountability or liability if one is harmed by a vaccine.  It seems a matter of common sense, which is’n’t so common anymore. Let’s look at vaccines. How are they administered? What are the ingredients? How about their safety record?