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The Poor Don’t Deserve Anything

Socialism chokes liberty
“The only chance we have to restore this country, that is peaceful, is this convention,” said Jim Moyer, a Convention of States supporter." The convention he's talking about is a constitutional convention aimed at changing the US Constitution to prevent the country from becoming socialist in nature. To platypus like me that sounds reasonable. It sounds reasonable that we wouldn't want to take away...
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Being Poor – If You Want

Coal Miner
The linked article is an interesting read. It's also a bit schizophrenic. On the one hand it seems to decry government as the problem, and on the other it seems to suggest a more socialistic government would solve it. I don't know if that's because I'm reading too much between the lines or because the author of the piece doesn't equate socialism with tyrant the way I do. I make that connection bec...
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Vegans and Vegetarians are at the Apex of Wealth and Elitism

diagram of horse meat
Horse was the other red meat. I will eat just about anything really. Liver, snails, elk, all sorts of odd and dead things from the sea that others might turn their nose up at. However, I won't eat anything at all. I do have some personal limits. I don't eat horse, or dog. This isn't because I don't think they would taste good and not exactly due to a cultural more. It's because I find these animal...
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What’s Wrong With Child Labor?

It's about the Children I can't tell you how many times I've heard leftists say something about children living below the poverty line or how the poorest people in America are children. Of course they are, they don't have jobs. The below two stories are about child labor in China and North Korea. Child labor isn't something we worry too much about here in the United States. When the issue is in t...
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Poverty is the Default State of Mankind & UBI Is Slavery

Dog with money in its mouth
I've read so many articles from those on the left and the right exploring the question, "What causes poverty?" One of my favorite authors, Robert Heinlein said, "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man." This is actually an inarguable fact. It is objective reality. Man comes out of the womb perhaps less wealthy than any of the ruminants that inhabit our planet. A giraffe,...
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