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The liberty story [2007-10-27]
In the USA, Liberty is so real and so tangible that you can touch it - if you visit the statue in New York harbour. In the classical tradition, Virtus represented the physical freedom that came from fighting oppression, and Libertas represented the intellectual freedom (and enlightenment) that came from preferring reason to dogmatism.
White people have souls [2011-05-16]
Do humans have an immortal soul? Who is human? In 1900, one Christian minister believed that 'All scientific investigation of the subject proves the Negro to be an ape; and that he simply stands at the head of the ape family, as the lion stands at the head of the cat family.'
Problems on the supply side [2008-11-30]
People often believe they pay too much tax. Some ideologues see reducing taxation as being good because it gives the government less tax-payer money to spend, (sometimes known as 'starving the beast'). However, taxes can be reduced and the government have less tax-payer money to spend, but the result is that government debt is increased. Tax cuts do not increase revenues.
Health and Social Insecurity [2008-11-28 | Revised]
There is no US law (or common understanding) that says every person in the USA is entitled, as a right, to health care, and there are people who think 'I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.' After all, 'Medical science knows very little about your ailment, Mr Figby, except that it probably would be much worse under socialized medicine!'
The democracy idea [2008-10-06 | Revised]
References to democracy in the public sphere tend to be ideological, with the essence of democracy being unclear. Ideologues use the hallowed label in promoting their causes in order to minimize dissent, hoping to make those who disagree with their 'democratic' cause seem in favour of dictatorship.
The democracy idea [2007-09-07]
References to democracy in the public sphere tend to be ideological, with the essence of democracy being unclear. Ideologues use the hallowed label in promoting their causes in order to minimize dissent, hoping to make those who disagree with their 'democratic' cause seem in favour of dictatorship.
On Christian religions in the USA [2008-04-12]
One has to be very careful when talking about any religion in the USA, and especially careful when examining any of the multiple Christian religions.
The France of the 21st century [2008-02-12]
The USA is certainly a superpower, but it is not the leader of the world. A gang leader might be the toughest person (the most powerful) but character is far more important for the leader of a free association.
Power gives freedom [2008-02-23 | Revised]
Throughout history, freedom for one group of people has often implied the subjugation of other groups. Being in a position of power gives freedom to those with the power.
Power gives freedom [2008-02-03 | Revised]
Throughout history, freedom for one group of people has often implied the subjugation of other groups. Being in a position of power gives freedom to those with the power.
Democracy, the people, and elites [2008-01-26]
Is democracy more than a government of the people, by the people, for the people? ... James Madison implied that, to obtain the consent of the governed, one should speak of liberty for the governed but, in reality, one should let the elite decide.
Power gives freedom [2008-01-01]
Throughout history, freedom for one group of people has often implied the subjugation of other groups. Being in a position of power gives freedom to those with the power.
To be free: beliefs, identities, and actions [2007-11-05]
Freedom has become applied to many aspects of human social life as has the word free, and it cannot be emphasized enough that freedom is essentially a social construct, deriving from not being enslaved.
An average voter and other insults [2007-06-24]
Politician Winston Churchill said 'The biggest argument against democracy is a five-minute discussion with the average voter', political adviser Henry Kissinger did not trust Chilean voters, and economist Bryan Caplan has said 'voters are worse than ignorant'. Perhaps we should be more worried about politicians and economists than voters.
The generous mother of nations [2007-04-22]
The poem says the USA is the generous mother of nations, and '[They] renew their youth amid the pastoral plains of Texas and the golden valleys of the Sierras.' Blaming new immigrants from your own group for your own worsening position seems a common and repeated exculpation.
Words we use and the computational theory of minds [2007-03-25]
Designating logical computing machines (LCMs) as machines sounds far more scientific and less theological than to designate LCMs as algorithmic angels. There again, the aether sounded far more scientific and less theological than angels pushing planets.

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