Monthly Archives: November 2007

Policy Papers

As you might know, I have two websites that I currently update. The RoFF and this website, Reason and Capitalism. I’ve decided to start posting all substantial political opinion pieces at the RoFF, aside from economics. I’ll be doing this for “search engine optimization” reasons, meaning that by dividing the two websites in such a [...]

Words of Reagan

I was in a bit of a sour mood earlier this morning, so did what any liberty-addict would do — I looked on YouTube for a patriotic video. Well, I found one that reminds me why Ronald Reagan will always be my favorite president. The video below includes a bit of Reagan’s famous “Time for [...]

The Best That He Could Be

There was once a man named passion, preoccupied with perfection. They said they wanted to be happy, he said he wanted to be free. So they laughed themselves to sleep, sitting in trash, and he read all the night, being all that he could be. And secretly they wished that they were more. Life was [...]

The Shortest Case for Predestination. Ever.

Up to this point, I’ve only posted one theological argument, that being an explanation for what “authority” means in Romans 13. Well, I’m going to break my tradition of purely secular philosophy, and dive a bit into doctrine. This, interestingly enough, is going to be a cause for predestination through logical deduction. I could post [...]

Money, by Ayn Rand

The following is an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged, written by Ayn Rand, page 387. Used without permission. Rearden heard Bertram Scudder, outside the group, say to a girl who made some sound of indignation, “Don’t let him disturb you. You know, money is the root of all evil

Huckabee a Conservative?

Mike Huckabee is a former minister, therefore he must be the Christian choice, and all Christians should vote for him, right? Not a chance. He’s fiscally as liberal as it gets in the GOP, and we’ve got better choices before him. Huck likes government. He likes big government. He likes more government. He likes restrictive [...]

Come What May

I finally watched the trailer of Advent Film Group’s latest movie, “Come What May”. It’s about a young man who must choose between a scholarship and making just one morally corrupt argument in his debate career. The trailer gave me goosebumps. I can most certainly relate to the main character, given that I’ve been debating [...]

Culture Flaws

I have often been challenged and ridiculed for my near-fanatical support of a certain unpopular philosophy of life

Contradictions and Continuity

Most individuals can sense that “something is amiss”. Taking a step back and surveying the news, the world events, or even simply the events we see in our own friends and family, will bring one to question “what’s wrong with everybody?” This is a fantastic question. And it has an answer.To answer the question, we [...]

“Self-Reliance”, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I just finished reading the essay “Self-Reliance“, once again, by Americas’ son, Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is, by far, one of my favorite essays, and most certainly my favorite essay on the topic of individuality. Emerson takes on the culture that he saw being created in his time, a culture that rejected rigid individuality and [...]