Individualism, Collectivism, the Non-Aggression Principle, and Mandatory Vaccinations

Mandatory vaccinations are an inversion of law that makes the collective’s rights more important than the individual’s rights, and this is irrational since collective/group rights do not exist, but only an individual’s natural rights exist. Mandatory vaccinations are a collective solution and not an individual solution, because they make each individual responsible for the collective’s well-being, rather than allowing each individual to be responsible for themselves and their family’s well-being. […] Read more »

Veganism’s Faulty Foundational Premise: Animal Rights

The ideology of veganism (distinct from a vegan diet) is a subjective ideology built on the flawed premise that animals have natural rights, and that their natural rights make it immoral for humans to benefit from them in any way. The ideology of veganism states that an animal’s rights stem from their ability to feel pain, however, at least according to the philosophy of natural law, rights are derived from […] Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Liberty and Freedom?

Here’s a few random, but hardly exhaustive thoughts on the difference between liberty and freedom. Liberty connotates what is right, while freedom connotates independence and the freedom to think, feel, and act as one pleases. Liberty is connected to self-rule and self-determination, but in a principled manner that respects the natural rights/liberties of others, and is a form of morally restrained freedom, while freedom is more of a general term, […] Read more »

Altruism is Evil – Ayn Rand

  “What is the moral code of altruism? The basic principle of altruism is that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the only justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, virtue and value. Do not confuse altruism with kindness, good will or respect for the rights of others. These are not primaries, but consequences, which, in […] Read more »

The Road From Equality to Inversion

Absolute equality breeds inversion. We’re equal under the law, which is the notion that what is right and true is the same for all people regardless of stature, but that is where equality should begin and end, because beyond that, we’re all unique and different. A case can be made that equality, like altruism, is evil. Jonathan Pageau explains how the simple desire for equality leads to inversion, and why […] Read more »