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  • Re: Thomas Jefferson--was he being intellectually dishonest or was there something else to it?

    You can learn all you want about Thomas Jefferson by reading his blog! Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics. Recent posts were on George Washington, the metric system and the value of paying cash. Tomorrow's will be on economic "bubbles." Read his blog at http...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by PatrickLee on Thu, Feb 23 2012
  • On the strategy of persuasion, a caveat.

    There is a disturbing trend that I’ve come across lately and that is when, people of anarcho-capitalism persuasion drag down their fellow free-market libertarians and minarchists for not going 'all the way'. Now i personally would say that support the rights-based anarcho-capitalist ideal;...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Cyther Lynx on Mon, Mar 7 2011
  • American Revolution anti-capitalist + anti-individualistic?

    Hi everyone, first OP. :) So today in my introduction to American History class, my professor (who I suspect to be either Marxist or severely social-democratic) talked about the American revolution. He described it and the underlying Republican ideology as anti-capitalistic and anti-individualistic....
    Posted to History (Forum) by Moxxar on Thu, Sep 24 2009
  • Did the founding fathers believe in anarchy?

    The founding fathers believed it was the right of the people to abolish the government once it no longer protected the natural rights of its citizens. They believed in secession - afterall, the Revolutionary War was fought so that the US could secede from Britain. According to Rothbardian logic, if you...
    Posted to History (Forum) by libertyman on Tue, Aug 4 2009
  • An American Move Towards Socialism?

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE An American Move Towards Socialism? An outside observer without a working knowledge of true American history might think that recent events such as the taxpayer bailout of the banking industry herald the initial...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Ken Berry on Sat, Nov 15 2008
  • Re: Rights, Harm, and Climate Change

    Donny, I'd say that you're largely right - only those who exist have rights that we can recognize. However, you've oversimplified the fact and thus your argument to boot. First, while the climate change effects of current GHG releases and other actions are understood to have a long tail,...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by TokyoTom on Mon, Feb 4 2008
  • Re: Who was the worst president?

    I'm glad to see someone finally fingered the false libertarians in the bunch. We can debate for hours as to which commie (FDR) or fascist (Lincoln & Bush 2) did the most dammage. However, we should all be particularly incensed when, under the banner of Liberty, a politician (or anyone else for...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Ghost_of_Brutus on Sat, Jan 26 2008
  • Re: Who was the worst president?

    [quote user="Webster"] But even Jefferson caved in rather dramatically in supporting intervention and redistribution, despite his fine rhetoric. [/quote] That's true. But he composed the Declaration (which, by changing the phrase "Life, liberty, and property" in earlier similar...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Paul Grad on Sat, Sep 29 2007
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