Tag Archives: Thomas Paine

The Godless Constitution

There is, among rightwingers predominantly, though not exclusively, a rather persistent misconception that the United States is at its roots a religious nation. This is demonstrably false, and rather easy to verify, as we shall see in a moment, but first let us note that the subject is significant (and becoming more so) not because…

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What Is Government? (Political Cow: Episode 1)

From the College of Subversive Knowledge (SUBSCRIBE): Using two cows as a metaphor for illustrating how various political systems function is a practice that’s been around since at least the 1930’s. Here are a few of the better examples: SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. COMMUNISM:…

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Owned By Government And Loving Every Moment Of It

This is an instructive glimpse into the philosophy and basic mindset of the democrat, straight from the source: (Hat tip Revealing Politics) And it’s even more instructive when compared with the following: “A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master” (George Washington). “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it…

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Political Theory: Theory of Government

Political theory is the theory of government. It is a sub-branch of ethics, and economics, in turn, is a sub-branch of politics. Ethics — the science of human action — precedes politics because politics is the science of human action in societies, and societies are composed only of individuals. For this reason, the individual has…

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Godless Constitution

There is, among rightwingers predominantly, though not exclusively, a rather persistent misconception that the United States is at its roots a religious nation. This is demonstrably false, and rather easy to verify, as we shall see in a moment, but first let us note that the subject is significant (and becoming more so) not because…

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