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 »

The Immorality of Mandatory Vaccinations and Compelled Speech

Why are mandatory medical procedures, such as mandatory vaccinations, immoral? Here’s one reason: The scientific method is based on inductive reasoning, which is different than deductive reasoning in that the conclusion is not certain, but rather a generalization and probability based on the collected evidence. The conclusion of deductive reasoning can be certain, even if the conclusion is wrong (because it was fed incorrect premises), however, the conclusion of inductive […] Read more »

Manipulation 101: Frame the Discussion Around a Minor Point

There is a tendency by manipulators, by both the conscious and unconscious variety, to focus on a minor point and make their entire case and argument from that minor point, as a means of getting their way for the entire discussion. Focusing on a minor detail and statistical anomaly is a red herring intended to distract people from the main discussion, and is often used as a means by manipulators […] Read more »