A statue erected in 2008 in the United Kingdom of the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, has come under a great bit of controversy. The core of this controversy is around his alleged relationship with fascist leaders, racism, and homophobia. Much like all historical figures, the truth about Baden-Powell’s beliefs is probably somewhere … Continue reading The Middle Truth of Historical Figures – Baden-Powell
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, … Continue reading On a Nations Foundational Truth
Of course everyone, or at least most people, will know that Sen John McCain passed today. It is safe to say that I did not always agree with his policies or political views, but he was a decent man. During the 2008 election he gained a great deal of respect from me when he shot … Continue reading Of the Passing of a Public Figure
Is a law moral? Rather, does a law have a moral value? It has become vexing to me in my work in “Denial of Moral Responsibly”, and in conversations of late, that there is a notion that a right is given by law. This is, of course, completely incorrect. If a law gave rights then … Continue reading Is a Law Moral?
Is it justifiable to vote on strictly moral grounds? Rather, is one justified in voting for someone in spite of immoral acts and beliefs because of that persons nonmoral policies? The labor to craft the right question alone has taken slow deliberance. As such it is clear that to answer it will be no small … Continue reading The Moral Vote