Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

Question #7: Should we modify the Bill of Rights by repealing the 2nd Amendment?

In a YouTube video and blog post, Naomi Chambers answers affirmatively her rhetorical question, “Should we repeal the 2nd amendment?” This post will do two things: (1) chew her analysis, and (2) provide the negative argument to her question.  However, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 1st Quarter 2013

The following are the top 10 books for January – March 2013 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope by John A. … Continue reading

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The Last Goode Democrat

As a junior in High School, I thought that it was dishonest that my government teacher in public school failed to disclose her political affiliation; she was a Democrat, but was never honest enough to tell us students…but we knew. … Continue reading

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On Foreign Policy, American Founders vs. Ron Paul

It has been asserted that Ron Paul’s foreign policy is consistent with that of our Founders.  Let me list some of the actual foreign policies of the early American government so that supporters of Paul can reconsider whether he is … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Gary Johnson

Personally, I prefer to write about political policy over campaign tactics; however, this video and script offers a few interesting points related to Selfish Citizenship: (1) history as facts from reality to use as a guide, (2) understanding that success/improvement … Continue reading

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Independence Day Roundup

Below are some quotes, links, and videos related to Independence Day, which we can continue to celebrate through the weekend and every day. In words that resonate today, General George Washington‘s wrote on 7/2/1776, excerpted from general orders (HT: The … Continue reading

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Our Declaration of Independence

On this Independence Day, consider the virtue of independence in your own personal life. Great American, and Russia-born, author Ayn Rand expressed the essence of independence at such a personal level, when she wrote in For the New Intellectual: “Independence … Continue reading

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