Criminal Politicians vs. Political Crime

How would you feel if Politicians started ending up in jail for taking actions which violate your Constitutional rights?

By D.R. Young,  author of The Political Spectrum: Freedom vs. Enslavement

How is it that your rights can be violated with no consequence to the offending politician or government agent?

Jail PoliticiansThere are two reason why a politician might end up in jail.  The overwhelming majority of those who have, committed crimes in their private life; drugs, prostitution, tax evasion , etc. These are criminal acts which any U.S. citizen could be prosecuted for.

The other way a politician could find himself in jail is for committing a political crime; or can he?  Political Crime is a term you may not be familiar with. According to the National Criminal Reference Service;

The political criminal is defined as an individual who, motivated by his conviction, commits an unlawful act designed to attack the social structure to bring about a reorganization of the system.

Lets see that again (more…)

Thomas Jefferson’s Vision For America

By David R. Young, author of The Political Spectrum: Freedom vs. Enslavement

Did We Go Off The Rails?

Declaration of Independence imageAt 33 years of age, Thomas Jefferson penned the most important document in American history, the Declaration of Independence.

Within this document lies the foundation for an ideal society — a free society.

Though we have, as a country, been a great force for freedom, within our boarders there is an ever increasing decay of freedom. Our government continues to grow beyond the scope of the Constitution and it appears sometimes to be a monster unleashed from the Constitution. 

What is missing in the American People which continues to sleep while Jefferson’s dream fades away?  There appears to be an aspect of the Declaration of Independence which has never been developed, or if developed, it has never taken root in our society. It seems to start with this famous line:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,…”

This phrase is often misinterpreted.  

If one were to view man as a material thing, a product of the physical universe, as does some philosophies (Materialism) and political systems (Communism) the following definition fits their idea of equal:

“Being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.”

This definition may work fine when expressing the equality of material things, but when forced upon human beings it is irrelevant, impractical and in fact destructive. No two humans are equal in body, mind or urge. It is irrational to say so and destructive to insist on it. 

A rational use of “equality” applied to man would have to be further qualified. In what way are humans equal? What did Jefferson mean when he said all men were created equal? He actually answered this question in the next phrase: (more…)

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