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Bastiat’s The Law, A Review Part 6

Part VI Socialists Want Equality of Wealth It is fitting for our time, right now, that we have this discussion with Bastiat over socialism. In this presidential campaig for the next president the Democrats have given us two Socialist candidates. One, Bernie Sanders, boldly promotes…

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Dennis New

Bastiat’s The Law, A Review part 5

Part V The Law and Morals “You say: “Here are persons who are lacking in morality or religion,” and you turn to the law. But law is force. And need I point out what a violent and futile effort it is to use force in…

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Bastiat’s The Law, A Review Part 4

Part IV The Proper Function of the Law “And, in all sincerity, can anything more than the absence of plunder be required of the law? Can the law — which necessarily requires the use of force — rationally be used for anything except protecting the…

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Bastiat’s The Law, a review Part 3

Part III A FATAL TENDENCY OF MANKIND “Self-preservation and self-development are common aspirations among all people. And if everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labor, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing. “But…

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Bastiat’s The Law, a review, Part 2

Part II THE BASIS OF LAW A good chunk of me, politically, is libertarian. The biggest problem I have with libertarian philosophy, however, is its overwhelming faith that humans will get it right in the end if they are just left alone. That’s not going…

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Dennis New

Bastiat’s The Law, a review, Part 1

NOTE: My focus right now is on fundamental principles, those principles that both define us as human beings and determine our behavior. As a Christian I believe those principles are inherent in us by virtue of our being created in God’s image. In particular, I’m…

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Mao’s Cultural Revolution and today’s PC, What do They Have in Common?

  Here is a suspicion I have and it’s only a suspicion because I haven’t tested it: Generation X, those born between 1965 to 1985, have little to no knowledge of Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China. Worse, the new generation, the Millennials, have none, statistically…

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Fundamental Principle: Liberty Part 2 of 2

 (This concluding part of the fundamental principle of liberty looks at our history and why those Pilgrims fled to the New World to build a free society with not just the freedom to worship but freedom from government.) Chapter 7 Building a “City Upon a…

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Fundamental Principle: Liberty Part 1 of 2

Liberty or not-Liberty? That is the question. “Creative civilizations like ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy,” he [Bertrand Russell] said, “found that ‘the liberation from fetters made individuals energetic and creative, producing a rare florescence of genius’, but the decay of morals’ made them ‘collectively impotent,…

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We are in the midst of a revolution . . .

We are in the midst of a revolution, not from the right but from the left of the political spectrum. Sanity has been redefined as existing only inside political correctness, political correctness being defined by the radicals. Words have no connection to past definitions and…

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