Tag Archives: force

jihadists and bakers
Are some bakers the equivalent of jihadists? Some on the regressive left think so.

Equating Jihadists & Bakers – Liberal Logic

On Sunday, June 12th citizens of the United States suffered the deadliest jihadist attack since 9/11. Like everyone in this country, my thoughts are with the families of the victims of the heinous attack.

Many people have written about the attack, so I don’t feel a great need to add much to that part of the discussion. What I do want to address is the response of the regressive left. The regressive left has been predictable in using the tragedy to push for greater gun control, efforts that read more

Force Begets Force – Quote of the Day

One fact of today’s world that I see all around me is that government intervention, force, leads to more and more government intervention, more force. The government creates a program to protect the prices a farmer receives for his goods, forcing people to pay above market prices for the goods. This program has the effect of raising food prices which necessitates a program to help those who can no longer afford the more expensive food, forcing people to pay more in taxes so that money can read more

Quote of the Day: Economic and Political Power

Capitalism: The Unknown IdealToday’s quote comes from Ayn Rand’s essay “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business” from Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. Leading up to this quote, she describes what economic and political power are and in this quote defines the difference between them.

Now let me define the difference between economic power and political power: economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, read more

Three Faces of Tyranny

Adolf Hitler, Dr Frankowski, Joseph Stalin

A basic fact of human nature is that there are only two ways we can deal with one another, by reason or by force, and these are mutually exclusive. If you choose reason, you rely on persuasion and facts to convince another person. If you reject reason, you rely on the threat, or  actual use, of physical force to achieve your goal.  You ask a friend to give you a ride to work because your car broke down or you steal a car. You work hard to learn a skill and get a good job to make a living or read more