The principles that rule this blog

Principles that will govern my thoughts as I express them here (from my opening statement):

  • Freedom of the individual should be as total as possible, limited only by the fact that nobody should be free to cause physical injury to another, or to deprive another person of his freedoms.
  • Government is necessary primarily to provide those services that private enterprise won't, or won't at a price that people can afford.
  • No person has a right to have his own beliefs on religious, moral, political, or other controversial issues imposed on others who do not share those beliefs.

I believe that Abraham Lincoln expressed it very well:

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot
so well do, for themselves — in their separate, individual capacities.”

Comments will be invited, and I will attempt to reply to any comments that are offered in a serious and non-abusive manner. However, I will not tolerate abusive or profane language (my reasoning is that this is my blog, and so I can control it; I wouldn't interfere with your using such language on your own!)

If anyone finds an opinion that I express to be contrary to my principles, they are welcome to point this out. I hope that I can make a rational case for my comments. Because, in fact, one label I'll happily accept is rationalist.

Friday, May 06, 2011

One plus for Pres. Obama

Although, as in my post of yesterday, I hope that I have sufficiently often made it clear that we need to get rid of the Democratic Party and President Obama, because of their stand on economic issues like labor/management relations, this does not mean that we will not give credit where credit is due. Unlike President Jimmy Carter, whose micromanagement caused us to lose the opportunity to free our hostages, Pres. Obama succeeded in getting our military into a position to dispatch the terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden. And this will stand out as one of the few truly positive accomplishments of a President who has mostly hurt the U. S. by his actions.

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