Our Societies are made and broken on a system of values. If our values are strong and rooted in a common cause for freedom, we will be strong. If our values are rooted in a common cause for collective salvation, our nation will become weak and perish.
My views are strictly libertarian in nature, and I follow the constitution of the United States since it embodies many libertarian values.
Libertarianism is a political philosophy that upholds individual liberty, especially freedom of expression and action.
Pax Britannica (Latin for “the British Peace”, modelled after Pax Romana) was the period of relative peace in Europe (1815–1914) during which the British Empire controlled most of the key maritime trade routes and enjoyed unchallenged sea power.
Although Great Britain did create the largest Empire in history, it was mostly done through exploration and peaceful trade agreements. Some skirmishes did happen, but the Empire was not constantly at war, and ruled over its territories with very few people, and lax rules. Peace and Prosperity, laissez-faire capitalism and libertarian values allowed the expansion of the British Empire through trade. This was also a period of great industrial growth and led to the industrial revolution.
Many of the current political establishments throughout the world today, seek to divide and conquer us with the game of Left vs. Right or conservative vs. liberal. While many do have more conservative or liberal opinions, I believe the Overton Window has shifted so that we are all now ‘progressives’. If you support a progressive candidate on either the left or the right, you are essentially a progressive by aiding their agenda.
However there is a third option; we can go back to constitutional values, and start voting for candidates who espouse these values.
Do not vote for a progressive on either side, even if this allows ‘the other side’ to win. In reality the only side is your side. The individuals side. If you cannot win, then don’t play. Stick to local issues, and talk to as many people as you can about national issues when there is someone who actually sticks to the constitution.
When I see President Barack Obama, I see the communist values of Joseph Stalin, and when I look at Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney I see the fascist values of Adolf Hitler. Neither sides stick to what they say, and both have pro-government agendas with the expansion of government interference in our daily lives and the destruction of our personal freedoms.
While capitalism and a free society with libertarian values are important, peace is the third key to prosperity. We must not engage in unnecessary warfare.
The great seal of the United States embodies the will of the country.
The bald eagle grips an oak branch and 13 arrows. This symbolizes “a strong desire for peace, but will always be ready for war.”
Our current situation, mirroring the downfall of the Roman Empire by taking over countries, is unsustainable, and should be avoided. See my article WWIII, a great depression or liberty to see why another war will ruin us.
‘there is no instance of any country having benefited from prolonged warfare’ – Sun Tzu
We should be peaceful with other countries, and engage in trade. More money and prosperity can be made in peace time than in war time, and more technologies can be invented when there is peace at home to do so to.
There will always be threats to us, and we will confront them, but we cannot continue to create preemptive attacks on other countries simply because we fear them producing a weapon that we already have thousands of ourselves.
We do not have the right to police the world, but we do have a right to protect ourselves, and protect ourselves we shall. We must get back to our roots and become a leader in the world again, a leader for peace and prosperity through freedom, free trade, laissez-faire capitalism and libertarian values. Once we do this, the world will be a better place.
Empires rise and fall, countries rise and fall, and all of this is because the people of the nations allow it to fall to by becoming apathetic. This nation is founded upon the principles of freedom, and thus has the most potential to save itself. A return to values is far more important than any one party, and a return to peace will ensure our survival, and allow our country to thrive once more.