Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

From "How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America: The foreward to a new history of our controversial Founder written by Ron Paul." 18 Sep 2017

Having now endured a more than two-year orgy of adoration for the Broadway hip-hop musical, Hamilton, the public surely deserves a historical corrective. Historian Brion McClanahan's latest work on the Revolutionary period, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, is being released Monday. 
Ron Paul, the Libertarian and Republican candidate for president and longtime U.S. Representative from Texas, has written the foreward, which he graciously shared in advance with Reason.
"The central government has always been the greatest threat to liberty in America, but most Americans don't understand how modern America became the warfare state. How did the president acquire so much unconstitutional power? How did the federal judiciary become, at times, the most powerful branch of government? How were the states reduced to mere corporations of the general government? Why is every issue, from abortion to bathrooms to crime to education, a "national" problem? The people have very little input into public policy. They vote, they rally, they attend "town hall" meetings, but it does very little to stop the avalanche of federal laws, regulations, and rules that affect every aspect of American life. We have a federal leviathan that can't be tamed, and Americans are angry about it. They want answers."

Friday, September 8, 2017

Why the Arguments of “New Atheism” May Sound Familiar

While it’s common today to use the term “information,” LDS scriptures (prophetic as always) have long called this property of reality “intelligence.”5 In every realm, ordering intelligence precedes and defines the matter that is ordered. A spiritual creation precedes a physical one (Moses 3:5) and order presupposes an “orderer”—a mind that comprehends and creates the order upon which material reality is based. The scriptures refer to both the information that inheres in reality and the mind that understands or creates it as “intelligence.” This is why we often speak of all matter having “intelligence” but also refer to God’s spirit children as having been created out of eternal “intelligences.” God, like the humans created in His image, is a creative force—one who can comprehend and create order/information.
(Why the Arguments of “New Atheism” May Sound Familiar, By Hyrum Lewis · September 5, 2017)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

We're Going to Hire our Own Bully

Part of the reason we have the President that we have is because people got so tired of this stifling, weaponized political correctness from the left, that eventually, a lot of people on the right said. 'We've had enough. If they're going to bully us culturally endlessly, we're going to hire our own bully.'
(Guy Benson, "Gay and Conservative (Guy Benson Pt. 1)", The Rubin Report, YouTube, 30 Aug 2017, circa 16:02)

What the Alt-Right Gets Wrong

What the Alt-Right Gets Wrong
The alt-right ultimately amounts to an oppressive, backwards-looking movement. It's the opposite of libertarianism.
Posted by Reason Magazine on Thursday, August 31, 2017

From Reason.com