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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Media bias

We see these days how the media are so thoroughly biased that they cannot be relied upon. A campaign speech by Obama in Roanoke that said "you didn't build that" is apologized for by saying he is being quoted out of context, though the whole speech, posted openly on the White House website, seems, if anything, a worse position, proving that the President is hostile to business. Yet an off-the-cuff remark by Mitt Romney, which was taken out of context (and the whole comment is not even available to check what he really meant!) and is four months old, is made into such a strong gaffe that the media say he's lost the Presidency as a result.

Hopefully, the American people are smarter than Obama's pets in the media give them credit for. Obama has shown, by his conduct in the Presidency, that he is unfit for the job. While Romney's record speaks for itself. He can bring our economy back. Let's all make sure he gets his chance.

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