On Anarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Republics

I've been meaning to post these videos for a very, very long time. There is a lot of content here. They are from a PBS special so the total time is about an hour. Please watch all of them even if it takes multiple visits to do so. This is one of those things I believe. Understanding these things will help you understand my posts going forward and my position on many issues.

On a side note. I used to think The JBS was a bunch of right-wing kooks. I must have become kooky because I don't think that anymore. I agree with them on many ideas.

If you don't think this is true as presented read The Road to Serfdom and The 5000 Year Leap.


What I Believe and why I believe it #1

I am going to start a new series of posts on what I believe (politically) and why I believe it.

First off, I am an Originalist, and I align myself with the Constitution Party (still called American Tax Reform Party in some places). Being an Originalist means I believe the Constitution as it was originally intended. I believe the men who wrote the document were inspired to create the government outlined in it. They understood that only by dividing the government and limiting the power each person/branch had could continued liberty be secured.

I do not agree with the argument: The Constitution is a living, breathing, document. The document is not meant to change over time. It is not dynamic. The Founders did not make "cultural provisions" for reasons they well understood. True freedom is not cultural. True freedom has the same principles at its core no matter when or where it is found. Diversion from these principles leads to lessened liberty. The Constitution says what it means, and means what it says; no modern interpretation/cultural reconciliation necessary.