the Parties of War- and Welfare

October 10th, 2011

Over the past decade the two main political parties in DC, the Republicans and Democrats, have overwhelmingly voted for Warfare and Welfare in one fashion or another. the Warfare Party This party votes for: endless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and other areas with no specifically defined objectives the PATRIOT Act, a war on […]

interventionism

September 24th, 2011

No, I’m not talking about the tv show. Interventionism (the policy or doctrine of intervening, especially government interference in the affairs of another state or in domestic economic affairs) is, of course, the opposite of non-interventionism (abstention by a nation from interference in the affairs of other nations or in those of its own political […]

blowback

September 13th, 2011

In tonight’s Republican debate, Ron Paul was challenged on his foreign policy stance – specifically, an article he wrote for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The article in question was called “Ask the Right Questions and Face the Truth“. In it, Dr Paul illuminates both the causes and effects of 9/11 – that is, both […]

absolutes (notes to self)

September 11th, 2011

Don’t compromise on principles. Be relentless in pursuit of truth and justice. Stick to your guns. Never cave to evil masquerading as light. The wisdom of the crowd is often distorted. Defend the weak, respect the different. Never back down in the face of enormous odds or ridicule. Strength is not found in rhetoric, emotion, […]

a brief history of true conservatism

September 1st, 2011

Over the past few centuries, the notions and flavors of conservatism and liberalism have become confused and conflated. The American Revolutionaries, for example, were contemporary liberals, while their adversaries the Tories (or British Loyalists) were conservatives. Today’s conservatives, on the other hand, embrace the American Revolutionaries, whereas today’s liberals probably would necessarily have embraced neither. Since these […]