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Peace and Irrelevant Opinions This blog started as a place for me to work out what I believed on issues of importance to me and to share my opinions with the world. As anyone who has read the articles posted … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Green Study:
Leonardo da Vinci wrote that silence was the best way to strengthen authority. Lincoln suggested that the sin of silence, instead of protest, made cowards of men. Neither was on Facebook or Pinterest, nor…
The libertarian message can be boiled down to the following. Because government does things I don’t like, it is wrong. Because government stops me from doing what I want to do it, it is wrong. Because it’s wrong, it must … Continue reading
The most effective way to convince someone to do what you want is to start from a shared set of assumptions and values. Whether you use rhetoric, logic, or propaganda in your arguments, you will have a much better success … Continue reading