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ayn rand Rebirth of ReasonTM is an organization dedicated to the philosophy of Objectivism, a philosophy devoted to living on earth. The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.

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Friday
July 3, 2015
Commentary
Fourth of July and the Public Interest
by Tibor R. Machan
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Throughout history political thinkers have been concerned a great deal withthe public good (or public interest, common good, general welfare, etc.).Usually they came up with massive plans or enchanting visions. Plato’steacher, Socrates, initiated this tradition, with his imaginary totalitariansociety, the Republi... (Read more...)
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Friday
July 3, 2015
Commentary
Philosophy as Doubt
by Joseph Rowlands
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What is the purpose of philosophy? Many people will say that it teaches you to question everything. Are your senses reliable? Are we capable of understanding the world as it really is? Do we actually make choices and direct our own thinking, or are we mere automatons reacting mechanically to inputs? ... (Read more...)
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When the FDA endeavors to protect us from ourselves, it ends up preventing us from protecting ourselves.
William Dwyer

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What America Will We Give to the Future?
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 6/30, 7:58pm
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Greek debt 'illegal, illegitimate and odious'
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 6/29, 3:50am
RoR has no Humor forum or Horror File forum.(Read more...)
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General Forum
Does Freedom Of Speech Have An Ultimate Purpose?
(12) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 6/25, 10:53am - I hate intrisicism.
(13) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 5:34pm - You mean that intricism is intrinsically wrong?  Could an in...
(14) David Wooten - 6/30, 6:08pm - Does free speech have a purpose?  Well, for whom?  Isn't eac...
(15) Steve Wolfer - 6/30, 7:08pm - Does free speech have a purpose?  Well, for whom?  Isn't eac...
(16) Christopher Alfred Brown - 7/03, 4:24pm - David Wooten, the purpose of free speech which this topic is...
(17) Christopher Alfred Brown - 7/03, 4:38pm - That's all true and correct Steve, but this thread is about ...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (18) Merlin Jetton - 7/04, 7:26am - This is somewhat off-topic, but here is a video of Mark Stey...
(19) Steve Wolfer - 7/04, 12:33pm - Thanks, Merlin.  Good Video.  Mark Steyn is very entertainin...
Police & Military: Most important professions in the country!
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (0) William Dwyer - 6/26, 7:47pm - Why is law enforcement the most important profession in the ...
(1) Steve Wolfer - 6/26, 9:54pm - I agree Bill.   I'm sure not going to wait for the anarchist...
(2) Luke Setzer - 6/28, 6:01am - Brazil has become infamous for the deplorable living conditi...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 6/28, 11:27am - ...U.S. history has its own stories of children in absolute ...
(4) Luke Setzer - 6/28, 12:57pm - I sometimes try to see things from other perspectives to get...
(5) Steve Wolfer - 6/28, 1:43pm - Ah, now I understand.  Thanks for the quick reply, Luke.
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (6) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 4:32pm - Nothing in the article was untrue, but much was incomplete. ...
(7) Steve Wolfer - 6/29, 5:40pm - What we want, and need, is to go about our life in a success...
(8) Michael E. Marotta - 6/30, 9:03am - Thanks, Steve.  You made a point that I intended to: "In a d...
(9) Michael E. Marotta - 6/30, 9:29am - Steve, your rejoinded here was not up to your usual standard...
(10) Steve Wolfer - 6/30, 10:16am - Marotta, I wrote: "But this context is clearly about the gro...
(11) Steve Wolfer - 6/30, 10:48am - Why were the first police departments not instituted until a...
Children should have heterosexual parents
(0) William Dwyer - 6/29, 1:33pm - With the recent Supreme Court decision on behalf of same-sex...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (1) Luke Setzer - 6/29, 2:28pm - Bill, I have far less concern for adopted kids in gay homes ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) Steve Wolfer - 6/29, 3:07pm - What children need are the wide range of knowledge and skill...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (3) Peter Reidy - 6/29, 4:47pm - Maybe children are better off with heterosexual parents.  Th...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 6/29, 5:47pm - Well stated, Peter. It would be very difficult to do any stu...
Happy Fourth -- The Star Spangled Banner
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (0) Michael E. Marotta - 7/04, 5:39pm - Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light,What so proudly...
Article Discussions
Advice for Those Considering NCSSM
(78) Luke Setzer - 6/25, 9:49am - The NCSSM motto is Maius Opus Moveo which means "Accept the ...
(79) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 5:20pm - For some reason, non-commissioned officers in the military s...
Taking it Further
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 6/25, 5:24am - Thank you for another informative and challenging essay.  Li...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Steve Wolfer - 6/25, 2:39pm - My understanding of human nature is that our mode of thinkin...
(2) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 4:33pm - Interesting points, Steve, very reflective.  Thanks.
Philosophy as Doubt
(0) Steve Wolfer - 7/03, 12:28pm - Good article, Joe. I'm reminded of the trend that has led to...
Fourth of July and the Public Interest
(0) Stephen Boydstun - 7/05, 6:01am -  Tibor, thanks for this message. I concur that best focus fo...
News Discussions
Greek debt 'illegal, illegitimate and odious'
(0) Luke Setzer - 6/29, 4:54am - You can categorize News links as Horror from a pull-down men...
(1) Merlin Jetton - 6/29, 4:57am - Thanks. I didn't notice that. Humor, too.
(2) Peter Reidy - 6/29, 8:40am - Murray Rothbard was advocating decades ago that countries re...
(3) Luke Setzer - 6/29, 11:48am - The centuries-old universal accounting equation states: Asse...
(4) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 5:32pm - I cannot pretend to speak for Dennis Kucinich, even though I...
Dissent
Does God Exist?
(0) Luke Setzer - 6/27, 11:39am - I got this unsolicited e-mail blast and posted it here for a...
(1) William Dwyer - 6/29, 3:47pm - 1.       Does God exist? The complexity of our planet points...
(2) Michael E. Marotta - 6/29, 4:55pm - The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia says that when we say t...
(3) Manfred F. Schieder - 6/30, 12:14am - It would have been proper to send them a reference to my art...
Labor Theory of Value
(0) Naomi Ludenberg - 7/04, 5:10pm - According to marginalist economists, the labor theory of val...
(1) Michael E. Marotta - 7/04, 5:48pm - The above example of rock-breaking, according to classical e...
(2) Manfred F. Schieder - 7/04, 11:54pm - Since the "Labor Theory of Value" is directly related to Ada...
(3) Merlin Jetton - 7/05, 3:53am - Post 0: bloviate. Not one word about supply and demand.  It ...
(4) Naomi Ludenberg - 7/05, 12:01pm - @Manfred F. Schieder I appreciate the link to the book, as t...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Merlin Jetton - 7/05, 4:42pm - Because those concepts [supply and demand] are completely un...


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Saturday
March 14, 2009
Commentary
Government Regulations Revisited
by Tibor R. Machan
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Government regulations are more akin to the policies of a police state, where the government regiments the population so as to make sure everyone is acting correctly, properly. (Read more...)
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