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The American dream is a prayer to the future.

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I've heard many definitions of the American Dream over the years. More often than not it is about a wife, a car, a house, and a fine job to pay for it all. For me, those things aren't the dream, but rather the products of that dream. The term comes from comes from historian James Truslow Adams who wrote in 1931 that it was "That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and full...
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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

No!
There aren't any other options. It's all either one form or the other of each of the two types of systems. This article refers to it as "old binaries" and intimates that there will be some future option so much better than either. There won't be. You can tell the author isn't on solid ground when you read statements like this, "...not all experiments with socialist principles have gone so horribly...
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Sometimes, Violence IS the Answer

What will next be heard?
Gandhi is often presented as the modern example of how non-violence works. Sometimes we are required to engage in violent acts in order to demonstrate our unwavering attachment to those rights our Creator has granted us. It is very often said that violence is never the answer. That of course is hog wash. To say that violence is sometimes the answer is not to say that violence is good or desirable...
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There is no Justice or Freedom Without Rights

Justice and Freedom are Born of Rights
Humans need "religionishness". I’m a fan of religion. Having studied it in great depth I see how it has helped humanity and how it runs as a thread in all we do. I believe that it is something humans cannot escape. We have found evidence of ritual in the graves of the Neanderthals. They buried their dead with flowers and objects. They would only do this if they had some reasoned sensed of an afte...
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Socialism Eats its Own

Socialism is Death
Socialism cannot work. Socialism is not Righteous. I'm not saying it doesn't work. That would imply that there are some tweaks and changes that could be made that would make it work. It cannot work. First we have to define what it is. It isn't exactly easy to define though. People seem to have different ideas of that. The standard meaning is this. "A political and economic theory of social org...
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The Reason Men Gather: Thoughts on Flag Burning

Liberty is why men gather
The below video is about a FedEx driver who sees a group of people protesting by burning the US flag. He's offended. He takes their flag. He stands up for what he thinks is right which in this instance is that they should not be permitted to burn the flag. Toward the end of the video someone says something very interesting. The below video should play right at the spot I'm discussing. htt...
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Agency is an Unalienable and Inherent Right

Give me liberty or give me death flag
What exactly is agency? It's another way of saying not only do you have liberty as an inherent right but you have the right to choose how you exercise that liberty. It is the right to consider alternatives and make choices without compulsion. This sounds like a pretty basic idea and hardly one worthy of much exploration. Of course no one can tell you what to do! But it's not that easy actually....
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This is Who’s Really to Blame for What’s Wrong With America

Mark Twain
Cops, teachers, religion, gays, drugs, television, video games, bad parents, spoiled kids! They all get the finger of blame pointed at them when people discuss what's wrong with America. Of course individually each have flaws but they aren't what's wrong with our country. It's certainly not the Russians. If you are looking for a group to blame (and blaming groups is popular) then you're in luck! T...
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