The Philosophy of Liberty

The Philosophy of Liberty

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Honesty Counts

Jefferson City, MO

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Please take the time to watch this and see if there are any flaws in it.

The philosophy of Liberty
http://youtu.be/muHg86Mys7I

Do you think Jefferson, Bastiat and many others have tried to say this in other ways?
Patriot

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2013
Oh come on.. That's outdated selfish talk, no communist or socialist ideology at all.
Rob

United States

#3 Jan 29, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Oh come on.. That's outdated selfish talk, no communist or socialist ideology at all.
Sounds racist to me.
SOA

Washington, DC

#4 Jan 29, 2013
well of course they have..

ideals no matter how they are expressed (written or verbally) and no matter their content (either acceptable by mores and standards of their day or not accepted) are always pure..

The problem comes with the Human equasion..

(7 points taken straight from wikipedia)

1.luxuria (lechery/lust)
2.gula (gluttony)
3.avaritia (avarice/greed)
4.acedia (sloth/discouragement)
5.ira (wrath)
6.invidia (envy)
7.superbia (pride)

and when some willfull ignorant corrupt sonofabitch (or a collective of likeminded sonofabitches) who suffers from one or more of the above maladies and who has means, motive & opportunity...(the elements of a crime of course) and more than likely huge doses of #3,6 and 7 are at play.. the rest of mankind that is bound with this (these) individuals most especially if they are in power.. suffer and lose..

always have.. always will

and thats the damnable misery of the human condition..
Seriously

Salem, MO

#5 Jan 29, 2013
SOA wrote:
well of course they have..
ideals no matter how they are expressed (written or verbally) and no matter their content (either acceptable by mores and standards of their day or not accepted) are always pure..
The problem comes with the Human equasion..
(7 points taken straight from wikipedia)
1.luxuria (lechery/lust)
2.gula (gluttony)
3.avaritia (avarice/greed)
4.acedia (sloth/discouragement)
5.ira (wrath)
6.invidia (envy)
7.superbia (pride)
and when some willfull ignorant corrupt sonofabitch (or a collective of likeminded sonofabitches) who suffers from one or more of the above maladies and who has means, motive & opportunity...(the elements of a crime of course) and more than likely huge doses of #3,6 and 7 are at play.. the rest of mankind that is bound with this (these) individuals most especially if they are in power.. suffer and lose..
always have.. always will
and thats the damnable misery of the human condition..
Having the skill to copy and paste from the work of others. Stop clogging Topix with your lack of common sense.
Rob

Chesapeake, OH

#6 Jan 29, 2013
Seriously wrote:
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Having the skill to copy and paste from the work of others. Stop clogging Topix with your lack of common sense.
At the least his post pertains the original subject. Don't like... Don't read. Damn, ain't life simple?
SOA

Washington, DC

#7 Jan 29, 2013
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
Having the skill to copy and paste from the work of others. Stop clogging Topix with your lack of common sense.
wow celeriously... you're a might tad huffy..

for your edification I copied and pasted ONLY the 7 sins.. because I wanted them all in the order that they normally appear without having to guess.. and cited my source..

as for the rest.. thats all me.. and last I checked this is a PUBLIC board.. as for the common sense comment? Im going to give you a pass on that one.. just cause Im feeling magnanimous today..

so bugger off
Honesty Counts

Jefferson City, MO

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Oh come on.. That's outdated selfish talk, no communist or socialist ideology at all.
Outdated, what parts?
What is selfish about freedom?
Is being against what is called "legal plunder" outdated selfish talk?

Is this outdated or selfish?
"Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should be just; it must be philanthropic. Nor is it sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual, and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation.

This is the seductive lure of socialism. And I repeat again: These two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other. We must choose between them. A citizen cannot at the same time be free and not free." Frederic Bastiat
Patriot

Grain Valley, MO

#9 Feb 6, 2013
I was being Facetious. I am a social Conservative and a political Libertarian.

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