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This essay is posted as a continuation of the forum discussion Were All Men Really Created Equal. There are a few concepts of political philosophy that have affected mankind’s development since pre-historic times, but have remained unresolved to this day and are contributing to the present slide of America. For example one important concept is as follows: Are all men equal? If yes, then in what way? Men do not seem so in terms of their performances, their capabilities, productive outputs, intelligence, hard-work, ambition etc. All religions say they are equal beca
This is the third in a series of posts. The first two can be found here: Were All Men Really Created Equal Equality vs. Inequality For an expanded version of this essay, refer to this page on Michael Spencer’s blog. For the abbreviations used in the blog you can refer the Legend. The FFs(Founding Fathers) had studied the Roman Republic well. (E.g. Cato was an inspiration for the American Revolution, and many amongst FFs, foremost Washington, were his admirers.) Yet, even while they hated democracy, condemned monarchy and aris
Objectivism seems to be incompatible with any form of government, including the democratic one, insofar as the latter cannot, in principle, guarantee unanimity, which is a sine qua non of satisfying the principle of non-initiating force. (Ironically, it is totalitarian so-called "people's democracy" that was flashing the fake "unanimity" of its "voters") But if there is no government, how can there be any laws? Who would be validating them? And if there be no laws, who would decide what is a crime and what is not? Would not privately owned police then be just a tool of arbitrary retaliation us
Today marks the dolorous 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown and heartless massacre of Tiananmen Square by the loathsome, evil, Chinese dictators. It was a truly black day for world freedom. The idealistic, noble, and very brave, student-led protest was basically advocating overall reform, less corruption, democracy, and liberty. But it was called a pro-"democracy" demonstration from the start, and now it's almost exclusively remembered as being part of a pro-"democracy" movement. Well, democracy has advanced only slightly in the past quarter-century. Only to a scattered, inconsistent, an