Save the Trees or Save the Oceans | The Effects of Government Intervention

Government 1B: Lesson 40 Save the Trees or Save the Oceans The market and the environment have been hot topics for decades, and it is once again affecting our daily lives though not in a way you might have expected. Paper bags or plastic bags? Save the trees or save the ocean? This is the … Continue reading Save the Trees or Save the Oceans | The Effects of Government Intervention

My Flower Garden is not a Public Good

Government 1B: Lesson 20 Here's why an elderly lady can stand out on her lawn and shout at people "You are not allowed to look at my flowers!" and not be labelled as the town's crazy old lady. Public goods have been used as a government tactic for decades, and we certainly have many examples … Continue reading My Flower Garden is not a Public Good

Voting is not Consent and we are still Slaves

In this essay I discuss the arguments of government, consent, and slavery put forth by the three philosophers below. John Lock (1632 to 1704): an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Lysander Spooner (1808 to 1876): an American individualist anarchist, also an abolitionist, entrepreneur, … Continue reading Voting is not Consent and we are still Slaves

A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

English: Lesson 145 "Compare and contrast the attitude of each movie regarding guns." Shane (1953) and High Noon (1952) are two of the best western movies ever created. Until this last week, westerns to me were just fun movies filled with drama, gun fighting, and simple sets and characters with not a lot of detail … Continue reading A Gun is as Good or as Bad as the Man using it

Philip Dru: The Novel with no Plot and a Dictator

English: Lesson 120 Is this novel a defense of liberty? The book, Philip Dru: Administrator, A Story of Tomorrow, written by Edward M. House, seems to only have been written to describe what he would do if he was in power. House was the advisor to President Wilson from 1912 to 1919, and Wilson read the … Continue reading Philip Dru: The Novel with no Plot and a Dictator

A Literary Masterpiece and it’s Biblical Language

English: Lesson 100 Did the Gettysburg Address use Christian language and imagery to support the Union cause? The Gettysburg Address is one of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches along with this second inauguration speech. It has been cited and quoted throughout the years and it used to be required for children to memorize it in … Continue reading A Literary Masterpiece and it’s Biblical Language