Category: Society & Social Issues

The Extent of the Dissent 0

The Extent of the Dissent

Listening to comments on social media, it's clear most of the vocal people didn't (and still don't) understand what really drove each candidate's voter base. In an election where both candidates were widely disliked, it never really was about voting for a candidate's character. After all, most people felt that their choices were either a…
Lack of Economic Freedom Leads to the Dark Side of Politics 0

Lack of Economic Freedom Leads to the Dark Side of Politics

The more a society takes away people's economic freedom, the more they turn to extreme leaders and extreme political philosophies that promise them economic prosperity. In a democracy, the revolution is by votes; in a dictatorship, by arms. Either way, people will rise up and demand economic opportunity, as history has shown us time and…
The Point of Democracy 0

The Point of Democracy

The whole point of democracy is that people are allowed to have different opinions, preferences and points of view, and that is okay. And what makes democracy work is people respecting the fact that not everyone is going to agree with them or vote like them...
What This Election is Really About 0

What This Election is Really About

This debate and election actually has little to do with actual policy and knowledge. It has to do with a large percentage of people wanting to end politics as usual in Washington. That is Trump's voter base. They don't want logic, they want to disrupt the system so the rich and powerful, like Hillary, don't always win.
Free Speech is for Everyone 0

Free Speech is for Everyone

People seems to love free speech, when it is their own, but don't like other people to have free speech. They kind of miss the whole point of what free speech is supposed to be about.
Understanding Both Sides 0

Understanding Both Sides

If you don't understand the other side's point of view, then you don't understand the issue. You don't have to agree with them, but without understanding where they are coming from and why they want what they want, your opinion is biased and incomplete...
The Biggest Threat to Liberty 0

The Biggest Threat to Liberty

The biggest threat to liberty in a democracy is well intentioned people who like telling everyone else how to live, whether that be the majority dictating the rules, or minorities demonizing the majority or activist groups promoting their preferred lifestyle. The whole notion that people should dictate how others should live goes against the very concepts of…
Economics: Instead of Extremes, We Need a New Way Forward 0

Economics: Instead of Extremes, We Need a New Way Forward

Instead of choosing between a system where the government takes care of us but takes away our choices, or a system where we have freedom but are left to fend for ourselves, why can't we build a system where we empower people to take care of themselves, educate them on how to be effective at it, and make sure everyone has the basic resources to do so...