About individualrights

Born in Klosterneuberg, Austria of Hungarian descent. Adopted by American parents when I was 10 months old. Parents lived through Hungarian uprising in 1956 and mother escaped to Austria where I was born. I read Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead, and immediately became enthralled by her philosophy and set out to learn everything and read everything. I had a college mentor who introduced me to the novels and we talked about her philosophy regularly. I became a lifelong advocate for her ideas and philosophy of Objectivism.

Video, Arrest and Indefinite Detention … A Coverup?

What did I tell you about this Indefinite Detention article in NDAA?! The maker of video which the Obama Admin. ‘claims’ started this whole uproar all over the Middle East has been arrested. Reason: he allegedly violated parole by using the internet! AND he was visited and taken from his home (as we all know by now) in the middle of the night, although they used local cops to arrest him, I understand.

Now, I suppose he is “Indefinitely Detained” pending the gov’t sordid coverup of this whole scandal. Whew! Here we go with implementation of this Act on American citizens (who clearly aren’t terrorists). But that last paren shouldn’t even have to be said. He is an American. His previous legal issues are not related to the action taken by the gov’t. And this whole ACT is criminal.

After trillions of dollars spent on Homeland Security, Patriot Act, NDAA etc. we could not prevent a terrorist act on Sept. 11 even AFTER Ambassador Stevens has stated that he was threatened and feared for his life. Who would of guessed it?!! These Acts are an excuse to take away our individual rights using the excuse of terrorist. Meanwhile, our government is so inept, even with all the intelligence organizations in place, that they cannot predict and plan for an attack on 9/11 in the volatile Middle East. Read the complete article here.

I tried to embed the video (found one on youtube) but for some reason it would not insert it, so go to article and watch it from there.

Nation in Financial Crisis: Causes and Solutions

What fuels economic growth? How was the debt bubble created? What happened in the housing market, with the large banks, and the ‘too big to fail’ policies of Washington? Is this the fault of capitalism or a mixed economy?

In this panel Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Jerry Jordan, president of the Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies, will argue that today’s crisis is a failure of the un-free market, massive government intervention, crony capitalism, government corruption, and the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies. Dr. Brook and Dr. Jordan will go on to evaluate the government’s response to the crisis and suggest alternatives.

Dr. Brook also explains why “the free market has taken the blame for a crisis caused by government intervention. While most people are quick to blame capitalism for any evil because it encourages selfishness and rewards the profit motive, Dr. Brook will argue that these traits are precisely what make capitalism a moral system.”

This video is critical in the understanding of markets, government policies, and the wider implications of ideas on the culture. As Dr. Brook mentions toward the end of their Q & A session, the most important thing we can do is to learn the principles involved in these bad decisions that affect our future prosperity and be a part of the better solutions that are possible.

Here is the link for this most insightful panel discussion at UCLA posted by the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.

“Winning the Unwinnable War” – Perscription for U.S. Foreign Policy

In his book, Winning the Unwinnable War, Elan Journo “shows how our own policy ideas crippled our response in the Middle East. The book analyzes the U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Washington’s nightmarish alliance with Pakistan. Iran’s burgeoning influence and militancy, the book argues, is a product of Washington’s failure properly to identify Iran’s central role in the jihadist movement and recognize the nature of the war against us.”

Winning the Unwinnable War is accurately subtitled “Americas Self-Crippled Response to Islanic Totalitarianism.” The author’s solution to our quagmire in the Middle East provides us with an inspiring vision of how the United States can conclusively defeat the enemy…”having identified the reasons behind Washington’s failed response to 9/11, the book lays out the necessary steps for achieving victory and for securing America’s long-range interests in the volatile Middle East.”

A must read, especially now!

http://winningtheunwinnablewar.com/

Islamic Totalitarianism – Is appeasement immoral?

In “America vs. Americans, Leonard Peikoff analyzes and rejects—as appeasement-ridden and ineffectual—the entire Bush administration response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S., from 9/11 until today. America, he says, should have reacted to 9/11 as it did to Pearl Harbor—by declaring war not on Afghanistan or Iraq, but on Iran.

This information is a critical today as it was in 2003 given the political unrest in the Middle East flaunting Islamic totalitarianism. They will continue to come at us because we have in essence disarmed ourselves philosophically and as a country. What action is necessary to change this course of self-destruction? You will find out in this video:

“America vs. Americans”

**On Hiatus**

I have an injury involving my right arm and shoulder which prevents me from typing any length of time–and this time has to be devoted to work-related projects. Hopefully the situation will turn around soon, as I am looking forward to addressing all the new philosophically based political and economic issues arising today

There’s lots to read and research in the mean time. Will continue with short snippets and links.

–Individual Rights activist

Ron Paul Supporters Stiffled by the GOP

(Post drafted Aug. 30th just now published..)

“Ron Paul supporters wanted some victories in their efforts to get represented at the convention. That’s why they wanted the original Paul-dominated Maine delegation to be seated, not the last-minute substitute chosen by the Republican National Committee. A hoped-for floor vote to reinstate the Ron Paul delegation wasn’t even allowed to be held, leading the original delegation to leave the floor in protest.

Several times on the convention floor Tuesday, Paulites united with Tea Party members and old-school conservatives to fight rule changes that were seen as inimical to the interest of all grassroots activists, no matter their particular stances. One controversial change out of the Rules Committee would bind state delegations to the results of straw polls or primaries, leaving no room for maneuvering at state conventions.

Independent of ideology, this would mean this would mean an end to any future upstart doing what Paul did this year: using the savvy and enthusiasm of his supporters to rack up more delegates at state conventions than they won in straw polls or primaries.

FreedomWorks, which works closely with Tea Party groups, was spreading the word about truculent Rules Committee members bounced in favor of Romney loyalists during the fight, and others reported points of order being ignored as challenges to the controversial rule changes were heard on the floor….

Another rule hated by Paulites and Tea Partyers alike — one that allows the RNC to change its rules by a two-thirds vote between conventions — also passed.

Although even non-Paul-controlled delegations such as Texas’ were against the rule changes, they still lost. This show of power on the part of the RNC over the grassroots is leading some delegates to consider rebellion an appropriate option.

Morton Blackwell, the head of the conservative training group the Leadership institute, was Barry Goldwater’s youngest delegate in 1964. He’s been present at every rules committee meeting for the past 40 years, and he thinks the new rules are “the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention….a power grab by Washington, D.C. party insiders and consultants designed to silence the voice of state party activists and Republican grassroots.”