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Free will in the Garden of Eden

All afternoon I pondered the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, questioning what he meant by the words in his essays. His writings provoked questions in my mind about the individual mind and universal truths. The most burning questions being, how … Continue reading

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Arguments for Big Government

In The Democratic Wish, James Morone argues government should not only be big, but strong as well. Yet, according to Morone, the government has been restrained from being strong by the American people. As he puts it, “The urge to protect … Continue reading

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A Taxonomic Structure of Rights

What are rights? The most basic definition of rights are “principles possessed by individuals or groups that always correspond with reciprocal duties from other individuals or groups”. If I have a right to not be harmed for no good reason, … Continue reading

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