I am unsure when I stated this before, but my teacher (more like lecturer) on RPC is Dr. Gary North, and this week I have been taking a look at some of his articles. Read more
Recently in my Business class, I have been reading Reality in Advertising by Rosser Reeves, and I once again see what not many business think about: Stating benefits. Read more
I am continuing my read of Thoreau’s Walden, and I still haven’t been able to see eye to eye with him. Read more
This week I completely read through The Freedom Philosophy, and to my surprise, it ended with a well known essay called ‘I, Pencil’. Read more
Assignment: write an ad to make your friend persuade their parents to sign up for Ron Paul Curriculum. Read more
I honestly don’t know why my teacher chose the book I have been reading. The man who wrote it must not have been in his right mind. Read more
Ever heard of the Welfare State? They are pretty much systems where everything belongs to the gov, and you are given homes and food and jobs, right? Well, they are more than that. Read more
So, as you may already know from a previous essay, this essay blog was created for the Ron Paul Curriculum, a no textbook course that I will be taking for the remainder of my high school years. This week in my business course, I was asked to do something I really didn’t expect. Read more
I recently concluded my reading of Twelve Years a Slave, the autobiography by Solomon Northup, whom I wrote about before. If you’ve read the book, you would understand the heart-wrenching truths held within it’s pages. Read more
This week, I have been reading, yet again, another book for my government course called The Freedom Philosophy. This is mostly a compilation of different people’s writings on why liberty has been a forgotten concept. People have been trained to think security is more important than their own human rights, and the only place to get this is, guess who, the government. Now, the assignment given this week regarding this asks: “Is the state the source of human rights?”
There is no question that this is not so. As much as the government wants people to believe this, the answer is still, and will eternally be, no. Want to know why? First, let’s go over what the state was supposed to do from the beginning. The state was originally a for of security, yes, but it was supposed to secure peoples rights. “And among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Remember that D.C.?
The government was never the creator of these rights, they were the defenders of them. Now, they are the eliminators of rights. Little by little, the government has been plucking them from our pockets like thieves, and then indoctrinating people to believe they provide rights. There is only one who has the power over them. That is God. From the very beginning, He was the one who gave us the right to property, right to speech, right to freedom, and the right to creativity. No one else on Earth has the authority to take them away from us.