Conservatives and Libertarians who claim freedom to be their most important foundational value either haven’t thought deeply about its social implications, or their self-serving ambitions cause them to lack the requisite capacity to care.

Humans are social animals by design. Much like a colony of ants or a congress of…


The problems that plague the United States today are so numerous and varied that any hope to resolve them seems overwhelming. Many of us feel a palpable sense of dread as we watch the events unfold in our country and around the world. It seems we are quietly submitting to…


Throughout the course of our lifetimes, we are given many opportunities to change our behavior for the better. Oftentimes, we fail to recognize or understand the lessons that life is trying to gracefully teach us. Instead, we remain steadfast in our routines and choose to look the other way. Others…


A very wise man once said, “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein.

It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to know that things are getting out of hand in our country. Let’s face it, we are becoming increasingly aware…


The mother of all moral principles is the principle of the common good — the capacity to care enough about humanity to look beyond ourselves and ensure that our actions produce the best possible outcomes for everything and everyone we touch. All moral principles work in concert to achieve human…


Our president stunned the world earlier today when he announced a significant shift in US foreign policy during his address to the nation. In an hour-long speech presented with passion and humility, he outlined a framework for international peace starting with sweeping cuts to US military spending and the dismantling…


Our Founding Fathers were God-abiding men on a moral mission to gain freedom from their British oppressors. During this time of enlightenment, they all signed a document penned by Thomas Jefferson which serves as our Declaration of Independence. All our founders were in accord with the words that were written…


Members of our political establishment have some serious relationship issues with the people they’ve been elected to serve. They lie and cheat behind our backs. They’ve made very poor decisions that have negatively impacted our lives for quite a long time. It’s getting old. And frankly, I’m tired of it…


Have you ever had the feeling something isn’t quite right? That the corruption you see in our world doesn’t quite fit your sense of reality? Well, you may be comforted to know that you’re not alone.

As devoted citizens of our great country — a nation that spends more on…


“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Fredrick Nietzsche tells us that fighting monsters can turn us into monsters ourselves when staring long enough into the abyss. Nietzche’s…

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