Hi! My name is Brianna. I am a born again Christian teenager who is being homeschooled. I have a passion for learning...
This essay, "The Misplaced Fear of Monopoly" by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., was assigned reading in my Government studies (he's also the teacher of the latter half of the course). I will provide the link (*click here for his essay*), but since this is a "main points" post, I shall boil down the essay … Continue reading Some Main Points In “The Misplaced Fear of Monopoly”, by Dr. Tom Woods, Jr.
Free Speech Everyone in America knows the first amendment: the right to free speech. But there are times when this right seems to dissolve in certain circumstances; for example: yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater, or walking into someone’s home and lecturing them while they’re trying to enjoy family dinner. As the person who yelled … Continue reading Right Of Free Speech; Positive/Negative Rights
Prompt: “What are some issues today that deal with individualist vs. collectivist outlooks?” I am an individualist. I believe every person is autonomous and has personal rights. This is known as classical liberalism. My views are inherently libertarian. Compare my view with the opposing view: collectivism. This is also known as modern liberalism; the polar … Continue reading Individualist vs. Collectivist Outlooks In Modern Life
Prompt: “In what senses was the world a dangerous place in the 1960’s and 1970’s?” In the 1960’s and 1970’s, many things were going on, some dangerous. The Vietnam War happened during these two decades, and with it, lots of war crimes. Agent Orange was also a concern to health, although not many people knew … Continue reading Dangers of Living in the 60’s and 70’s
For this essay, I’m assigned to point out two weak points of Marx’s views. I have to say, I’m disappointed that’s all I’m supposed to say on the subject. I could go on and on on this (fun) criticism. Anyways, the following are two not only weak points, but points where Marx contradicted himself... First … Continue reading Marx and Herbert Spencer
Human Rights and the Age of Discovery Most people are aware of the atrocities the Spanish people did to the native Americans on the New World. But did you also know that there was a movement during that time that really shaped libertarian thought and also helped the Natives? This movement during the Age of … Continue reading Human Rights & John Locke
Utopian Socialists Utopian socialism was an idea tossed around by people like Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabat, and Robert Owen. Their idea of “utopia” was socialism. More specifically, centrally planned economies in which the economy thrived and competition did not exist. Unfortunately for them, it has been repeatedly proven that such economies cannot … Continue reading Utopian Socialism, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism – History
Prompt: “Is there a difference between state-subsidized churches and state-subsidized schools?” There are two major differences: churches teach one day of the week while schools teach five days a week, and schools are supposedly “religiously neutral” (actually, the majority of them teach a God-less religion) while churches teach about God (there are actually borderline agnostic … Continue reading State-Subsidized Churches and Schools – Is There a Difference?
Prompt: “Did all four of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms promote liberty?” Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the U.S., serving from 1933-1945. He gave a speech, also known as the Four Freedoms speech. The quoted excerpt is below. “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to … Continue reading FDR’s Four “Freedoms” – Are They Really “Freedoms”?
Prompt: “Can the Remnant in one historical era become the majority later? Why or why not?” I do believe that the popular opinion can and does shift, sometimes to polar opposites. So, I would say that the opinion of the Remnant can become the view of the masses, but certainly not in everything or every … Continue reading The Remnant