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Ruled by Right Not Privilege

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Over the last month I have been watching a growing momentum building against “white privilege,” which I first noticed when a trending article caught my attention of a Princeton University Student’s response after being told to “check his privilege“

Now at first, I shrugged it off as an obviously leftist attack against someone trying to achieve their own individual success, which they don’t deserve because of their skin color. We have known the Left has based its values on Privilege rather than Unalienable Rights, regardless of whether they are honest about their values or not. Every agenda of the Left promotes the premise that success and opportunity are subject to permission based on your social or economic background.

The mission of law is not to oppress persons and plunder them of their property, even thought the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit. Its mission is to protect property.” ~Frederic Bastiat

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A New Approach To Liberty?

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I am accosted daily by people who are so fed up with our government that they are ready to do away with it and try something different. From the Uber-Libertarians to the all-out Anarcho-Capitalists, the Utopian vision they have is an America without government at all or at the very least, just enough to keep the roads paved. They all cry “LIBERTY!”, but to quote a popular social media meme “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” 

So, what is “Liberty”? Well there are several definitions, but these two represent the primary usage of the word: 

1. The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority
on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule,
self-determination, civil liberties, human rights

2. The power or scope to act as one pleases.
synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude

Antonyms: Tyranny