The philosophical goal many mislabel as "western culture" is, at its most basic, the tireless pursuit of truth.
This principle that rights are derived from a superlative moral authority is necessary to the entire idea of rights preexisting a constitution or a nation state to begin with.
For those that don't regularly deal in libertarian circles, the term "statism" is probably unfamiliar and has exactly the sort of eye glazing, niche political philosophy wonk ring that keeps libertarians perpetually at the fringes of the political culture, and they wouldn't be wrong.
Americans, regardless of Democrats or Republicans, by and large, no longer believe society can even function without a government to kneel before.
If these people cannot be bothered to reclaim something as simple as a word, how do they fool themselves into believing that they can ever hope to reclaim their nation?
In a country once founded upon Locke's "Life. Liberty. Property.", we've become a nation shockingly comfortable with policy that is rooted in "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
So I am evil, apparently. I'm told by the Left that I'm evil, because I don't believe in failed political and economic fantasies that have provably destroyed the lives of millions of the poor and minorities in the United States alone who have been sold a lie for over a century. I'm told by the Right that... Continue Reading →