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A Liberal’s Principles

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Politics on April 6th, 2014

One must always remember and understand that a Liberal’s principles are contextual and the context that they’re based upon is power.

When Liberals Are Weaker

When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles.

When Liberals Are Stronger

When I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.

 
But then, Liberalism is the politics of power. It’s prime tenet is the redistribution of all forms of power from the People to an “elite” group of Liberal power-brokers for further redistribution to the Liberal faithful and the minority chattel that they keep.

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A Poverty Of Ethics

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Politics, Society on March 21st, 2014

Work Ethic
Spread Ethics Not Money

Material “Poverty,” such as it is in America, is a result more of ethical poverty rather than any of sort of material barrier to people improving their material situation. This is most especially true among the Black population within America’s borders. When it comes to work ethic or the lack thereof, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) had it pretty close to right.

We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.

– Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

The Liberals and Progressives, of course, will dispute this vehemently and stridently. They will cite various material barriers to Black employment, such as: The War on Drugs, a lack of educational opportunities, the de-industrialization of urban centers, crumbling public transportation infrastructure, stagnant working class wages, globalization, and the decline of private-sector labor unions.

To no American’s surprise, they’re largely though not totally wrong and wrong in ways that are easy to point out.
 
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It’s Not Benevolence

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Politics on March 17th, 2014

Adam Smith was an 18th century Scottish moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy, and an important figure in the Enlightenment. He was a very wise man and helped shape much of the modern era’s thoughts upon the role of work and business in the world.

Adam Smith - It's Not From Benevolence
The Wisdom of Adam Smith

Sadly, Mr. Smith’s great wisdom has been largely lost, expunged from mainstream education by the Liberals and Progressives who’ve infiltrated the school systems and destroyed much of our children’s education.

There’s no room anymore for moral thought such has Adam Smith thought because the Liberals and Progressives indoctrinate all that they can in the belief that it is and should be out of benevolence that the makes provide for the eaters and takers and, if such largess can be voluntarily garnered, it must be coerced through fiat.

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