Republics are confusing as are democracy’s. That is because tyrants want it that way. They have nothing much in common. They have been so confused with each other that the terminology is no longer very helpful in describing them to other people. So I am introdusing the term contract government. I hope that it is taken up by others. It means the same thing as constitutional government but separates out the political connotations of that term. That is important because it allows clear thinking on the subject.
People can only be free to live their lives and practice capitalism with contract government. With a democracy you always have to think about what the government and other people think every time you make an economic move. That is neither capitalism or freedom. It is tyranny of a majority that could be current or of one of many that are long gone and may even be totally ridiculous.
Only in freedom with a contract government can capitalism and wealth be created. We can only sneak production in in a democracy. It eventually becomes an underground activity subject to immediate theft.
I see a vision that needs a sign to introduce it. Are you a sign maker?
I see a tetrahedron with the four points being (1)Liberty (2) Life
(3) Property/Tools (4) The pursuit of happiness. It is called the
tetrahedron of rights. You can start at any point and figure out that
for you to have the value at that point you need the other three.
Life is fundamental, liberty and property are means and the pursuit
of happiness gives you purpose. I see this tetrahedron as the star of
the movement. If we follow it we are the wise ones if we don’t we are
another bunch of wannabe losers.
A little more context. What is the source of rights? Religion (NO),
Natural law(NO SUCH THING). So there must be some source. There is. If
it was one of the things above we would not have to worry about losing
our rights. We do.
The source of our rights is that we choose the values of the
tetrahedron and pledge to make them so. We have rights in this country
because the founding fathers willed it to be so and died to make it so.
We continue to have these rights because our fathers willed it so and
we will continue to have these rights only if we will that that will be
Remember the tetrahedron of rights and ask yourself. Do I have the
right to live. If you say yes then accept the reality of the
tetrahedron and join the revolution. It is good to be an American
Sharia law appears to break a country down into tribes. I am not sure how you govern a collection of tribes when your main laws can’t be changed and are not based on the common law but on ancient history. Any parts of the law that do not conform to modern conditions can’t be changed.
He is dealing with a democracy which has a built in problem. A democracy does not protect minority rights. The only way minorities can protect themselves is violence so every group needs to be armed for protection.
The oil money helps fuel the crises and the fact that Iraq nationalized the oil set up the condition that one tribe has to gain control of it and rule the country by force.
We could be that tribe and pull the plug on the violence but we won’t do it because we will be called thieves. We would not be except for the fact that the oil was not our governments but the international oil companies. Returning it to them and writing the tax laws for it into the Iraqi constitution would be a plan.
The oil companies would just be more tribes and should fit
into the culture.
The final step is for the Iraqi’s to pick a dominate tribe with a peace treaty with as many other tribes as can be worked out.
I think as an exception the oil company tribes would have to be part of that treaty.
Then comes Islam. The book says that such treaties with the infidel should not be honored.The treaty after having been made would have to be enforced by an outside non Islamic force.
I don’t know how we institutionalize that force. It has to be as durable as the Koran.