Tagged: Freedom

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 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…
Character is Better Than Rules or Law 0

Character is Better Than Rules or Law

These days we have gotten into the mindset that rules and laws will make the world a better place.  That is not the case.  Rules and laws are meant to be an agreed upon playing field for everyone in a society to operate on.  What will make the world a better place is people who…
The Common Wealth or Special Interests 0

The Common Wealth or Special Interests

A person, political party or society can either be interested in a prosperous society and the common wealth or be interested in control and special interests. They cannot truly be interested in both at the same time, because control and special interests, by their very nature, seek to establish one group's will over another. While…
In Our Own Image 0

In Our Own Image

Humans are inclined to reshape the world in their own image. By that I mean, we try to change our environment to better reflect our values and our own vision for the future. This is a good thing and is what makes humans so powerful and different from animals. But we have to remember that…
The Concept of Freedom 0

The Concept of Freedom

Funny thing about freedom is that everybody loves freedom when it means they can peacefully live their lives how they want, yet some people get upset when others try to...