Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington, attributed
In my last post we explored the principle of Natural Law, and concluded that since our Creator had placed certain laws in nature, these laws bind all men equally. We ended by asking two questions: can any other law or piece of legislation be legitimate in the face of Natural Law, and who should enforce Natural Law? At first glance, these two questions may seem only marginally related, but closer examination will reveal … Read the rest
To understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider what state all men are naturally in, and that is a state of perfect freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions and persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave or depending upon the will of any man.
A state also of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another; there being nothing more evident than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all
In 1948, as part of an anti-communism/socialism campaign, Harding College (now Harding University) produced a 10-minute cartoon titled, “Make Mine Freedom.”1 Its message, however, is just as applicable to America in 2013 as it was when it first aired 65 years ago.
Most recently, “Ism” has been repackaged as “hope and change”…but it’s all the same dangerous elixir.
(Worth noting is the irony of the characters proudly marching by the Lincoln Memorial as they wave flags in a small parade at the end of the show. All past and present “isms” in America today can be traced, … Read the rest
A week ago we celebrated the 237th birthday of the United States of America, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.1 For liberty-lovers across the country, it’s a day to remember the great principles this country was founded upon, yet the remembering is starkly contrasted by the reality of just how our nation has strayed from those principles.2
In amongst eating fabulous food and fellowshipping with family and friends, I had a few minutes to stop and reflect upon the importance of the day. And while the question often crops up, “Would you have signed the … Read the rest
My younger sister got an AntWorks set for her birthday earlier this spring. Instead of using sand as the material through which the ants tunnel, AntWorks ant farms use a specially formulated transparent blue gel that the ants both tunnel through and eat. This makes for a far superior ant farm to the messy, sandy ones of yesteryear.
This was the third AntWorks set my family has had over the past few years, but even so the novelty of watching the ants make their tunnels and chambers never wears off. This time around, though, as I watched the ants work, … Read the rest
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