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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    By Yes,
    As America prepares to certify our next President, a large band of hooligans have taken upon themselves to storm the Capitol.  This in the name of Freedom?  Are these hooligans striving to look for their Fuhrer?  As a footnote, something like this happened in fiction- in Atlas Shrugged.

    Ten Years of Necessary Facts

    By Hermes,
    I launched my blog on 2 January 2011. The title was inspired by Gregory Browne’s Necessary Factual Truths (University Press of America, 2001). I met Dr. Browne at Eastern Michigan University in the fall semester 2007. Waiting for a class in police operations, I was walking the halls and heard him lecturing. It was obviously a philosophy class and he sounded reasonable. I looked in and saw “Ayn Rand” on the blackboard closing an array of philosophers in historical sequence. A couple of weeks

    Reblogged:Clarity on 'Police Power' Needed, for Starters

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Attempting to better understand the legal basis of mask mandates, I ran across a post, "To Mask Or Not To Mask? It's Not a Constitutional Question," in the Blue Sky Blog of the Columbia School of Law, that its authors should be embarrassed about. First, some context: I take both the pandemic and individual rights seriously. I wear a mask and recommend that others do so. Given that the coronavirus is transmitted most easily by respiratory droplets, one need only consider this diagram and integra

    Tu Quoque

    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    Tu Quoque (which is latin for "you too") is defined by Wikipedia as the "appeal to hypocrisy". The examples given are all of someone who's been accused of some moral breach responding that their accuser is guilty of the very same thing, which (by sidestepping the moral principle involved entirely) is fallacious. However, I've found it to be an effective response to anyone who's trying to assert the morality of altruism: not only do I not see any good reason for altruism to be right (nor, co

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