What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality

Podcast Link “The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying, “This is mine”, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.” – Rousseau Every society must justify its inequalities. But, before we get to that, I want to let you know thatContinue reading “What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality”

Existential Threat: The Electoral College and Its Threat to American Democracy

Today we’re going to talk about the Electoral College.We’re going to get at it by discussing its origin, its intended purpose, dispel modern myths, and discuss the existential threat it poses to the American Republic. So let’s climb the ladder of truth together.

Founding of the Roman Republic: The Importance of Norms, Class Struggle, and Influence on America

“Who is there so feebleminded or idle that he would not wish to know how and with what constitution almost all the inhabited world was conquered and brought fully under the single dominion of Rome in fifty-three years?” -Polybius

Emergency Powers: Hobbes vs. Locke and COVID-19

In our last episode, we talked about how, according to Locke and the founders, people in the state of nature would choose a government that would protect their natural rights of life, liberty, and possessions in exchange for giving up their right to enforce the law of nature- that is Locke’s version of the social contract. We finished teasing that sometimes, in case of emergencies, the government gets to break its own rules.

Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke

PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Today, we’re gonna talk about the idea of rights, specifically the rights America was founded on. The founding philosophy of America is that governments exist not to give you rights, but to protect your natural rights, God given, inherent ones. The story of America cannot be told without mention of her foundation inContinue reading “Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke”