1/5 – Philosophical Foundation of the Constitution of the United States; A question of Forms, and not Principle

The philosophical basis of all good government, not just the U.S. Constitution (and not just the Constitutions of the several States), is found in the principles espoused by the Declaration of Independence. Those principles are the answers to the questions of “Why” and “What” as far as government is concerned (Why governments exist, and what […]

100 Years of War since the War that Was to End All War; A Lesson on War and Entangling Alliances

One hundred years ago on July 28 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. One month earlier, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on a public trip to Serbia. This would obviously lead to heightened tension in the region, and following a series of diplomatic failures, such as the July Ultimatum, […]

To the people of Orem: What is the Moral Basis of a Free Society?; Orem’s PacSun Dilemma; Are many missing the “Moral” Issue?

H. Verlan Andersen

Here is a spontaneously made video message pertaining to today’s headline on the Daily Herald, which article can be found here. Please spread this message around. If there is one issue with which it would be legitimate to be a “one-issue voter” upon, the issue of general morality (vs. particular moral interests) in relation to […]

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 […]

To the People of Orem: Please Fight the “CARE” Tax Renewal!; Correct a rejection of True Republicanism

The “Cultural Art and Recreation Enrichment” Tax is up for renewal and is on the November Ballot. Otherwise known as the CARE Tax, it is a 1/10 of 1% local sales tax that was approved by a majority of voters back in November 2005. This tax money is allocated by city council vote in the […]

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: […]

Voter Information Pamphlet Entry

Your rights are not gifts from government. They come by virtue of your humanity. The sole legitimate purpose of civil government, at any level, is to protect those rights. Thus, my guiding principle is very clear: Any measure that supports your rights, I fully support! Any measure that infringes on those rights, I am against. This is the standard which the Founding Fathers […]

Interview with Orem City Councilman Hans Andersen – Part One

Freedom Or Bust had a chance to sit down and interview Orem City Councilman Hans Andersen! Check out Mr. Andersen’s website at: https://sites.google.com/site/transparencyorem/ Also, his radio show is on KSTAR 1400 AM on Fridays from 10-11 a.m.