When the founders declared their independence, and were forced to defend themselves in a bloody war of secession from the British Empire; not only was there was no guarantee of victory… For much of the war, things looked [Read more…] about Liberty vs. Dependency
The problem with Libertarian thought is that you must be reasonably intelligent to grasp the basic concepts.
I do not know the minimum IQ required to “get” Libertarianism. However, 68% of IQ test takers score between 85 – 115, and only 15% identify as Libertarian. Additionally, the discovery that it’s the classical liberals (a.k.a. Libertarians) that improve the average IQ of conservatism, leads me to conclude that [Read more…] about Libertarianism’s Limited Appeal
A man earns the respect of his peers by:
- Keeping his word (“He’s a man of his word”)
- Telling the truth
- Sacrificing for a worthy cause (“all gave some, some gave all”)
- Being plainspoken and straightforward (“say what you mean, and mean what you say”)
- Solving problems rationally (“A > B, B > C, therefore A > C”)
These are but a few of the indicators that one is a man of integrity. Men of honor are simple, what you see is what you get.
When we meet a man who does not fit these parameters, we refer to him as dishonorable, undeserving of respect, shady, dodgy, or a host of other expressions of contempt.
While misdirection has its place among the behaviors in which a man of honor engages, it is (or should be) strictly limited to acts of war.