Update on Legislating “Morality”; Learn from Nigeria/Uganda/Russia…

Followers of this blog will know of a major theme of many of my posts: The idea that individual freedom is the moral issue, and moral basis, behind the existence of free governments and free societies. Awhile back, this author wrote an extensive article on the topic. You can find it here. I would still […]

How to Discern between Truly Lawful and faux Civil Rights (Privileges); A Reminder About Human Rights

Recently, this author was asked about how to identify a true Civil Privilege (often called a “right”) and a phony, or faux, civil privilege. This is a great question worth answering. Although this has been covered at this website a few times, the principles are never outdated, and are definitely worthy of reminder. After all, […]

Once Again – “Our Land is Their Land?” – Implicit revival of a stale argument against the Rights of Man‏

The New American Magazine (NAM) apparently still can’t both leave their stale immigration arguments alone, and actually have an honest debate on the issue of Immigration as it relates to the American system of government and republicanism. In the August 19 Issue of the magazine, they included a letter to the editor that agreed and […]

Happy Fourth of July! Let us give the principles of the Declaration meaning today…

The real fireworks are in the principles! We hope that everyone takes time today to read and ponder the principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence. It is, in the humble opinion of this author, the greatest thesis statement on the Proper Role of Government thus far known to mankind. The Declaration simply states that: […]

Republic vs. Democracy; Why A True Republic is a better Form of Government for the protection of Rights…

Every government, every institution, every individual is and will always be accountable to Natural Law. Natural Law is simply all the laws that are independent of mankind and are, essentially, the unvarying system of causes and effects. Whether or not a people recognizes this fact is beside the point. Whether or not that understanding is […]

A Few Basics of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson, once kindly criticized for relying on principles already so well known in John Locke’s ‘Second Treatise on Government’, replied that he was not trying to “…find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the […]

What is Sovereignty? The Difference between Power and Authority…

Sovereignty – Supreme Authority (ultimate decision making authority) Remember, “National Sovereignty” cannot exist outside of the respective sovereign individuals that make up that nation! Power – The Ability to Act Authority – The Right to Act George Mason stated: “In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental […]

Rights and Duties

Note: It should be rendered Life (Future), Liberty (Present), and the Pursuit of Happiness (Past) A Fundamental Natural RIGHT is only a right which everyone can simultaneously claim and/or exercise without forcing another to serve their needs, goals or purposes. A fundamental natural DUTY is only a duty which one owes everyone else simultaneously because […]

What are the differences between Fundamental Rights/Duties and Civil “Rights”/Duties?

A Fundamental Natural Right is only a right which everyone can simultaneously claim and/or exercise without forcing another to serve their needs, goals or purposes. Inseparable from fundamental rights is the concept of fundamental duties. With every fundamental right, there is a corresponding fundamental duty. Rights and Duties are as inseparable themselves as those very rights and […]

Freedom or Bust Video Update / What are Fundamental Rights and Duties? A brief synopsis…

Fundamental, natural rights are those rights which everyone can simultaneously claim and/or exercise without forcing another to serve their needs or purposes. Here are the exact definitions of the words unalienable, and inalienable: Inalienable is defined “as incapable of being surrendered or transferred; at least without one’s consent.” (Morrison v. State, Mo. App., 252 S.W.2d, 101, author’s emphasis) Unalienable means […]

Do we only have a RIGHT to “throw off” tyrannical government? A quick look at a basic example of a right’s corresponding duty…

What is a tyrannical government?  Have you ever wondered that? Would would be a good working definition of “tyranny”? The 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary defines tyranny, in part, as the “Arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; the exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not […]

What is a Fundamental Natural Right?

The 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary defines the word “right,” in part, as: “A just claim”, “That which justly belongs to one,“ as well as “Authority,“ or “legal power.“ Often, the word “right” is preceded by a number of words, such as natural, fundamental, individual, or even human. These four words, in the end and for […]