A Self Made Nation – Part Two

(See Part One Here!)

The Examination

For our examination of these several ideologies, we will presuppose the following two basic truths: that objective morality does exist and that human rights, the preeminent of which are life, liberty, and property, do exist.

A brief note must be made regarding presuppositions.  It has become popular among some atheistic and skeptical scientists and philosophers to ridicule those who employ presuppositions in their arguments.  Some argue that to ground an argument on a presupposition is “blind faith,” a bane to reason.  So, how do we answer such criticism?

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Bullet-Point Bio: Benjamin Rush

-One of the signers from Pennsylvania.

-Benjamin Rush was born on January 4, 1746 to John and Susanna Rush.  He grew up outside of Philadelphia and was the fourth of seven children.

-Benjamin went to school at West Nottingham Academy at the age of eight, while living with his aunt and uncle, after his father died.

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Replaced By A Robot

There has been much concern in recent years over robots replacing humans in the workforce.  According to an analysis done earlier this year by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an accounting and consulting firm, 38% of U.S. jobs could be replaced by automation by the 2030s and according to a 2013 study by the University of Oxford, almost half of those currently employed in the U.S. will be replaced by automation in the next decade or two.  When you read that, it certainly sounds alarming.  But is this as looming an issue as they claim and what should we, as conservatives, think of this?

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Vicksburg: A Lesson In Flexibility

By Jude, Junior Patriot Columnist

The city of Vicksburg lay atop a high bluff on the Mississippi River giving it a strategic location. Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy had realized this and sent 2,000 troops and several batteries of cannon to start fortifying the city. You see, if you look on a map, Vicksburg sits on an extreme curve of the Mississippi River. That means any ships would have to slow down at that curve and making them easy targets for the Vicksburg’s gunners.

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