Murray Rothbard had an idea of self-ownership. He believed that each individual person has 100% self ownership of himself. That belief lead him to the conclusion that no one, not even government officials, could violate your rights. You either have all of your rights and be free to do what is your right, or you… Continue reading Self-Ownership
During the time when the new world was being discovered, Spanish thinkers were reflecting on the idea of rights. They knew that the native Indians of America were dealt with very harshly and that the explorers did not treat them as they would their own countrymen. The explorers did not even acknowledge the Indian’s human rights.… Continue reading God Given Rights For Everyone
Robert Nozick wrote an article called “The Tale of The Slave.” In that article he made the point that there are different types of slavery, some that are obvious and some that are conspicuous. The obvious slavery is the one we all know best, when a master owns you and treats you awfully. This slavery… Continue reading The Tale of The Slave
When people have the ability to exercise their right to self-ownership they can acquire goods honestly by “mixing their labor” with what ever they want to get. If a person worked for someone and got paid for working, that person would now have money that he “mixed his labor” with. Then that person could buy land that… Continue reading Leave My Property Alone!
Is there a difference between state-subsidized churches and state-subsidized schools? If the government subsidized churches most would say that is wrong. When a church is subsidized it makes people pay for a religion they might not believe in. If the government subsidizes the churches it can tell the churches what they can or cannot say.… Continue reading Decreasing Morality
On January 6, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech, and in that speech he outlined four freedoms that everyone in the world should have. The freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear. The first two freedoms are among the God given rights mentioned in the… Continue reading True Freedoms
Among the multitude of problems the welfare state generates is that it causes a decline in personal responsibility. The way it accomplishes this is in two ways. First of all if a hard working person is taxed over and over again so that the welfare state will be supported, he will feel less motivated to work. Anyone who works… Continue reading The Erosion Of Personal Responsibility