The True Political Divide

It is important to begin with the fact that all political discourse in Western civilization can be divided into two distinct camps; individualism and collectivism.  Regardless of what political label you identify yourself with and or what labels you apply to others, the basic political ideologies can always be divided down to individualism versus collectivism. ... Continue Reading →

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Individual Gun Rights for the Greater Good

What is the greater good? The source is from the philosophy of Utilitarianism developed by Jeremy Bentham and later expounded upon by John Stuart Mill.   Bentham’s approach was one of “act” utilitarianism where one avoided pain and sought pleasure, thus what was useful was that which could provide the greatest good for the greatest number.  ... Continue Reading →

Narcissistic Nannies

Narcissistic Nannies - the Moral Narcissism of Collectivists Does what you claim to believe define you as an individual and makes you smarter, rather than what you do or the result of your actions?   Do the values you promote, regardless of their actual truth or reality, signal that you are a virtuous person?  Do you... Continue Reading →

The Myth of Society

The Myth of Society Ok, we’re going to wade into some muddy waters now. Let’s begin with this statement.  The concept of society is a myth.    It is smoke and mirrors.  An abstract. Creating abstracts is merely a method humans use to group and categorize individual things to simplify our view of the world.  For... Continue Reading →

The Right to Govern

What does it mean to have a government described by Webster and Lincoln as having been derived “of the people, by the people and for the people?”  Explicitly it means that the power to govern the people is and should be derived from the consent of the governed as our founders stated in the Declaration... Continue Reading →

Trump Should Ignore the Media

The mainstream media must now earn the trust of the American people or face extinction as a source of news in this country.  Donald Trump owes his astonishing victory to his brilliant plan to take his message directly to the American people via social media and mass rallies.  Recognizing early on that he could not... Continue Reading →

Where Did American Education Go?

Asked Dr. Smith with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, “Say, Chuck, why, with all your credentials and intellect, are you still teaching at that Christian college with its low salaries?” The setting was an impromptu coffee-with-conversation meeting with my former professors in my Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee; Dr. Smith was the... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Have Bureaucracies

Why Do We Have Bureaucracies? That question opened a new semester in a graduate seminar on public administration.  In answering the question, the twelve of us were to introduce ourselves, tell what we were doing, why we were taking that particular seminar, and so forth.  The instructor was the son of a Baptist preacher and... Continue Reading →

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