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...Of Money and Mindsets,


Because MONEY ( pronounced MOO-LAAAH) is still such a touchy subject in the Church, and in society in general, I decided to ask people a baseline question just to get their most generic perspective on it, and it got kinda fun.  751 more words


Periods and Plots: A Postscript to Bentham’s Critique of the Declaration of Independence

Shortly after uploading Jeremy Bentham’s critique of the Declaration of Independence, I got around to reading the discussion in the New York Times of Danielle Allen’s questioning of the period that appears immediately after the words “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” in the official transcript of the… 1,581 more words

sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Persistent Enlightenment has a post that examines both Danielle Allen's claim that the Declaration of Independence has extra period the meaning of the document and combines that analysis with Jeremy Bentham's harsh critique of our founding document. The stray period described by Allen essentially narrows the list of "self-evident truths." Bentham goes even further as he stated that the "unalienable rights" discussion of the Declaration was "inherently incoherent." Oftentimes Americans think about the Declaration uncritically and we should avoid that trap.


Here is an updated New Declaration of Independence for the 21st century!!!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all humans are created different, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, the pursuit of a job which is rewarded based on merit, and a right to be supported with free basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, basic medical care, especially in emergencies, a computer, toiletries, and limited budget cellphone use, but no motorized vehicle and no spending money, when unemployed and destitute and the right of free access to technological, science based job related education when unemployed and destitute . 394 more words

Common Sense

Why Must Unalienable Rights Be Legislatively Restored??

By Jeff Rutherford

Why do Americans tolerate post-Constitutional behavior by the federal government?  Is it because of ignorance, apathy or ambivalence?

I don’t know, and I don’t care, one way or the other.  884 more words


HR Rule 4 of 31

Happy Independence Day. On this day, We The People celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence. Included in this declaration is the statement of our unalienable rights to… 24 more words

Thought Leader

The Right of the People to Alter or to Abolish


On this, the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I would like to recall what is perhaps the centerpiece of the document: a ringing affirmation of what would later, during the French Revolution, be called “The Rights of Man,” and how and why a people with “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” should go about securing these rights: … 1,186 more words

Geopolitics And Geostrategy


Seems that our Rights are growing at quite a rate these days. We now have the Right to healthcare and contraceptives and a living wage, the Right to not be offended. 387 more words

Political Hogwash