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Philosophy

Problems with the Political Spectrum

Common Conception of Political Spectrum Golden Mean: Communism to Fascism The political spectrum is both well-known and misunderstood. In fact, this will be my third (and hopefully final) attempt to explain it. It’s well-known because the most basic terms are used in common speech all the time. Even the least politically astute people understand that left and right have something to do with politics. Left is blue, liberal, progressive, and that it has regard for

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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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Philosophy

Libertarianism, Libertarianism, and Libertinism

Libertarianism, Libertarianism, and Libertinism No, you’re not going insane. Yes, the title of this post has the word “libertarianism” twice. That is because some one, some where decided that there were two completely different and totally unrelated libertarian-isms which, so far as I can tell, remain largely confused. And to top it all off we have a final -ism which continues to be confused with the particular -ism to which I defend on this site.

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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

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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