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(cul•ture) n. The arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group.

how is liberty violated?
Culture

How is Liberty Violated?

We get terms confused: rights, liberty, responsibility… and in getting them confused we often misuse or misapply them. We call things rights because we have a need, or a want, for them, or a liberty because we don’t want to concern ourselves with others. We call things responsibilities only when it serves our self-interest. There’s an objective way to identify rights and liberties. How is Liberty Violated? When we discuss rights, it’s usually in the political or civil sense. But rights

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abortion, mass shootings, vaccinations
Culture

Polarizing Abortion, Mass Shootings, Vaccinations

I was interviewed by the Libertarian Christian Institute today and we discussed the polarizing topic of abortion. In it, I expressed briefly why I believed abortion is so emotionally charged and compared abortion, mass shootings, and vaccinations to each other. Here I’ll expand a bit more on what I said in that episode. Abortion, Mass Shootings, Vaccinations These three topics have some foundational things in common. Ultimately, they are ruled by various appeals to emotion, which keep

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praxeology
Culture

What is Praxeology?

What is Praxeology? Praxeology comes from the Greek; it means the study of deed, or action. It’s actually a broad discipline where human action is understood deductively. This leads to conclusions that are a priori, or self-evident. Today, praxeology is most often associated with Austrian economics, and for good reason. But it didn’t begin with Austrian economics. The term praxeology was first used by a German philosopher, physicist, and theologian name Clemens Timpler. Timpler identified

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black market economics
Culture

The Problem with Black Market Economics

The term ‘black market economics’ has a negative connotation to it. It’s often associated with transactions relating to undesirable behaviors such as drug use, firearms sales, and prostitution. Since the overturn of Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey by way of Dobbs v Jackson, we can now also expect black market abortion. However, the negative implication of the black market isn’t due to it being “unregulated’. Regulation can often lead to more injustice.

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Political Manipulation in the 2016 Presidential Election

Dare to Think about Political Manipulation in the 2016 Presidential Election I think the only headline competing with Donald Trump’s upset of the Presidential Election, are all the stories of emotional fallout from Hillary Clinton supporters. Apparently many Clinton supporters are emotionally distraught about Trump’s unexpected win, so much so that students are being given reprieves from their school work, and even going out to protest in the streets – violently sometimes. On my own

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3 Reasons Gary Johnson is right on religious rights

In a libertarian debate with John Stossel, Johnson said that “religious rights” are a “black hole” and that a Jew should have to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding. You can see his full statements here: So what gives? I thought libertarians were all about freedom to do what they wanted and associate with whomever they choose. These statements by Johnson have created a backlash in the libertarian community which upholds the basic rights

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4 Ways You Can Start Changing Your Community Today

In the wake of the success from my latest Observer article, I realize that there are many people in our community (and yours too) that want to see a positive change happen locally. It’s a breath of fresh air to see such support for free speech and good teachers educators, but many people feel overwhelmed and feel like their voice doesn’t matter or can’t be heard amidst the noise. The Internet has become a real

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Culture

Libel Law-Pros and Cons

Do libel laws cause newspapers and publishers to kill stories that might land them in a libel suit, even if it can be defended in court? Court cases cost money and newspapers are businesses who want to make money. Same with book publishers. But what about our individual right for a reputation? Do we have a right to a reputation? Do we have an expectation that we can protect and defend our reputations? This debate

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Culture

Free Speech Series-Introduction

Speech: Conveys thoughts and feelings; a style of speaking; the language of a nation, region, or group. Speech is an integral part of the progressive evolution of individuals, families, people groups, societies, and governments. A baby’s first words are an exciting milestone for parents marking the beginning of the end of the cry as baby’s primary form of communication. Every waking moment after that is spent teaching, guiding, and correcting a child’s speech to become

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Culture

Should a business owner be able to refuse service?

Does a lingerie store have the right to tell a breast-feeding mother to leave. Does a fashion designer have the right to make clothes that only fit “beautiful” people? Does a wedding photographer have the right to refuse to photograph a gay wedding ceremony? Does an ordained minister have the right to refuse to marry two people? These are all examples of real business owners refusing service to real people for what some may think

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