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  1. Restoring Good Government

    by , 06-07-2017 at 12:11 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Restoring Good Government

    For decades I have read dire predictions of the decline of Western Civilization, and sometimes the predictions seemed almost persuasive, but when one looks carefully one finds only opinions supported by other opinions, like the Anthropogenic Climate Change arguments, as substantial as the stuffing of a hot air balloon. Often those predictions of the fall of Western Civilization express the desires of a few people and poor analysis of what has happening and ...

    Updated 06-07-2017 at 06:43 PM by PeterL

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  2. The Best Form of Government

    by , 05-02-2017 at 06:34 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Reasonable people tend to agree with Thoreau that the government that governs least governs best, but there are practical reasons for having some government. What would be the best way to organize that little bit of government that we would need? Opinions would vary, but there are certain characteristics that would be desirable and other characteristics that would be undesirable. If we look at those characteristics, then an answer should be that form that best first the desires.

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  3. Liberalism, Philosophy of Freedom

    by , 03-17-2015 at 02:44 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The philosophy and idealism that was championed during the Enlightenment and cherished in the United States of America and restored by the Counter Culture in the 1960’s and 1970’s is starting to erode again. There seem to be people who think that their opinions and religious beliefs are better than the opinions of others. I learned that that opinion is best characterized as totalitarianism, and it has led to religious persecution in the past and in the present. That is the philosophy that ISIS is ...
  4. Sustainability

    by , 06-03-2014 at 02:29 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I had been wondering exactly people were meaning by “sustainability”, so I looked around the internet, and I still don’t know, but I get a general impression that some people think that the world should be preserved as the exact thing that they love. It appears that they think that if they can get everyone to act the way they want, then the world will be nicer.

    The EPA has this on its website, and it is a set of pleasant pap. Yes, in an ideal world things would be nice.
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  5. Liberalism: Which Flavor?

    by , 05-12-2014 at 01:27 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    There seem to be people who think that liberalism is a synonym for socialism, and that people like Ted Kennedy and Obama et alia were or are liberals. Sometimes it seems like people think that liberalism and state socialism are the same things. Nothing could be further from the truth. Liberalism is about freedoms: s free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property, free thought, etc. It is a philosophical movement that began with ...