I’ve seen the conservative outrage against Common Core. These arguments are always the same. Conservatives rail against Common Core because it is “anti-Israel, anti-gun, anti-capitalism, anti-blah blah blah…”nn_ on Twitter
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Because there is nothing to stop an organized gang from exercising their power and seizing control, besides another organized gang, leading to rule of the most powerful one.
Libertarians accept this and realize an organized gang should be placed in charge under strict contract by the people determining what they can and cannot do to maintain some sort of dispute mediation, national defense, and protection of individual rights.
The Constitution is that document. It isn’t a law against the people, but rather the people’s contract with the government stating certain rights people have that cannot be violated at the hand of the state, in writing, contrary to the belief that the Constitution grants these rights.
It is imperative that the American people hold their public officials accountable for any breach in this contract and demand their impeachment from public office. They should demand that government officials be held accountable, in the eyes of law, equal to their subjects. Otherwise, what differentiates government from organized gangs?
Myth #20 - Australia has a $16 minimum wage with no adverse effects. 1) Minimum wage laws have nothing to do with recessions 2) Australia has the 3rd highest cost of living in the entire world. (1) 3) This assertion relies on nominal exchange rates rather than the more accurate Real Exchange rate (which is adjusted for inflation). When using the real exchange rate, the Australian minimum wage is: $10.22 per hour for people age over 20 years old $7.14 for people who are 18 years old (lower than US minimum wage) $3.85 for people who are 16 years old or younger 4) They vast majority of workers make more than the minimum wage and thus the overall unemployment rate is irrelevant. Instead we should focus on the unemployment rate in the demographics most likely affected by minimum wage increases (low-skilled, poor, and young workers). 5) Youth unemployment climbed to 17.3 per cent, its highest level since October 2010. That’s pretty bad for a country that supposedly escaped recession. (3) The workforce participation rate, which measures the number of people working or looking work, fell by 0.1 per cent to a near seven-year low of 65 per cent (in September 2013). Basically, just like in the USA, many people have stopped looking for work and dropped out of the workforce. 6)A private organization, Roy Morgan Research, found that Australia’s unemployment rate is closer to 10.4%. A survey found that the majority of Australian’s believes Roy Morgan’s methodology and unemployment rate is more accurate than the Government’s statistics. This isn’t necessarily related to minimum wage laws (2). Roy Morgan counts someone as unemployed if they aren’t working but looking for work. Australian Bureau of Statistics measured the unemployment at around 5.6% and counted someone as unemployed if, when surveyed, they have been actively looking for work in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and if they were available for work in the reference week. 7. Past studies of minimum wage increases in Australia have shown they lead to disemployment. One Harvard University study found that “that for each 1 percent increase in the minimum wage we can expect… [to lose] 96,000 jobs” in Australia”. (4) Citations:
"Marching for jobs" is a ridiculous notion. Do jobs just grow on trees? Do you want your government to employ you by the thousands to dig holes for money printed so recklessly it’s worth .04% of its initial value?
Jobs are created when people have the ability to create them. People have the ability to create them when the government doesn’t corrupt the marketplace, giving preference to big corporations and making it excessively expensive to start up businesses and comply with all of the regulations and red tape. Jobs are created when people are able to respond to the market’s demands (what people want) and give it to them.
A “job” consists me of applying a skill set that I possess to either provide you with a good or service that you are willing to pay for. Another job is created when you use your skill set to provide someone else with what they want. Even more jobs are created when the the demand for our skills grows and we employ other people to help us provide more goods.
Jobs aren’t created when thousands of people wave signs and demand them from government.
Our government is larger and spends more money than any other government on Earth.
It defies logic to think that MORE government is what is needed in this situation.
What they did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as they ran the world. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. Give ‘em hell, kids.
I’ve never loved a post so much in the history of tumblr
Wake up, wake up, wake up. This post has always resonated so loudly with me. This is the truth. Open your eyes.
Give ‘em hell, kids
if you agree with most, if not all of these, you’re a classical liberal
Principle 1. The life of each individual is an absolute and universal moral value. No non-aggressive individual’s life, liberty, or property may be legitimately sacrificed for any goal.
Principle 2. Every individual owns his body, his mind, and the labor thereof, including the physical objects legitimately obtained through such labor.
Principle 3. Every individual has the right to pursue activities for the betterment of his life - including its material, intellectual, and emotional aspects - by using his own body and property, as well as the property of consenting others.
Principle 4. The rights of an individual to life, liberty, and property are inherent to that individual’s nature. They are not granted by other human beings, and they cannot be taken away by any entity.
Principle 5. The initiation of physical force, the threat of such force, or fraud against any individual is never permissible - irrespective of the position and character of the initiator. However, proportionate force may be used to retaliate and defend against aggression.
Principle 6. The sole fundamental purpose of government is to protect the rights of individuals by engaging in actions specifically delegated to the government by its constituents. Government is not the same as society, nor is the government entitled to sacrifice some non-aggressive individuals to advance the well-being of others.
Principle 7. Every individual has the absolute right to think and express any ideas. Thought and speech are never equivalent to force or violence and ought never to be restricted or to be subject to coercive penalties. Specifically, coercion and censorship on the basis of religious or political ideas are not acceptable under any circumstances.
Principle 8. Commerce, technology, and science are desirable, liberating forces that are capable of alleviating historic ills, improving the quality of human life, and morally elevating human beings. The complete freedom of trade, innovation, and thought should be preserved and supported for all human beings in the world.
Principle 9. Accidents of birth, geography, or ancestry do not define an individual and should not result in manmade restrictions of that individual’s rights or opportunities. Every individual should be judged purely on his or her personal qualities, including accomplishments, character, and knowledge.
Principle 10. There are no “natural” or desirable limits to human potential for good, and there is no substantive problem that is necessarily unsolvable by present or future human knowledge, effort, and technology. It is a moral imperative for humans to expand their mastery of the universe indefinitely and in such a manner as will reinforce the survival and flourishing of all non-aggressive individuals.
California Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation. That doesn’t sound that extreme, but pedophilia is a sexual orientation according to this bill as well.
Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that, “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation.” However, the Democrats defeated the amendment. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law, and accordingly decided that pedophilia is a sexual orientation that should be equally as embraced as homosexuality.
It also means that, if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that discrimination laws also apply to pedophiles. That means you cannot block a pedophile from being a preschool teacher or any other high-risk occupation.