Common Law & Natural Rights

WordBridge Publishing
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Common law is explored as the alternative to natural rights as a means of restricting state power. The separation of powers is weighed in the balance and found wanting as a brake on state power. The underlying root of this inability is discovered in the philosophy of natural rights. Natural rights gave birth to the separation of powers, but neither the former nor the latter has been able to restrain government. This failure is highlighted in detail, and the alternative means to the same end, the common law, is brought to the fore.
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WordBridge Publishing
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Published on
Aug 31, 2009
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9789076660080
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Common
Political Science / Civil Rights
Political Science / Constitutions
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It is easy to be a liberal or a conservative. One's daily life does not change much one way or the other. In modern democracies, political philosophy often seems to be more of a fashion item than a practical matter. How much do one's views affect one's routine? But when it comes to investing, world-view suddenly becomes crucial. How one appraises capitalism, socialism, and democracy affects the way one views the future, how one views opportunity, how one decides to apply the "mammon of unrighteousness" he or she has been fortunate enough to accumulate. Unfortunately, political philosophy and economic doctrine, whether of the right or of the left, leave one in the lurch precisely at the point where it is needed: in determining how to invest. The Left's dedication to government spending seems to dictate apathy on the part of the investor - Keynes's "euthanasia of the rentier" - while the Right's incessant doomsaying seems to dictate abdication from productive investment, the flight to gold and guns, the ultimate retreat: behind the walls of a fortress. Investing in the New Normal provides an alternative vision. Building upon foundational, indeed groundbreaking, economic theory, it offers a view of the world based on hard facts and reality on the ground, rather than the simplified versions proffered by ideological agendas. The real-world functioning of assets, credit, money, and banking are brought to bear, rather than scare stories intended to frighten one into various forms of political action. For, truth be told, even today economic opportunities abound. It is just a matter of refocusing. One needs to see the world as it is, not as this or that theory says it is. Investing in the New Normal enables one to do that. The benefit of this is to see more clearly which of the myriad alternatives out there actually makes sense. Investment strategy then becomes an affair of settled conviction rather than unsettled emotion. So, if you're tired of the doomsaying and the lack of vision regarding investment alternatives - if you simply don't know which way to go in this "New Normal" marketplace - then consider Investing in the New Normal. It will pay handsomely for you to do so - literally and figuratively.
American conservatism is in need of a rethink. What else could explain its ongoing weakness in the face of the rather lame if not incredulous critiques of capitalism and liberty put forward by the Left? There is in fact a congenital defect in conservatism, derived from its "Whiggish" origins. For in its formative period, it imbibed the heady elixir of natural rights as a neutral alternative to a confessional Christian basis for law and government. That is a choice that has dogged conservatism ever since. It explains the incapacity to dislodge the Left from its occupation of the moral high ground in public debate and policy. Conservatism must re-examine its foundations and rediscover the idea of liberty as inheritance, or it will remain the plaything of progressive-leaning elites. Common-Law Conservatism provides just such an examination. It is a critique from the bottom up, examining the spheres of politics, economics, and religion by means of a cutting-edge paradigm integrating historical and theoretical elements in a universal common-law unity. For the common law, the inheritance of Western liberty, provides the materials to move beyond the dead end of rights philosophies that are destroying liberty - destroying national sovereignty - nullifying attempts to establish law and order domestically and peace through strength abroad - upending the moral order upon which civilization rests - demanding the establishment of all-powerful energy management regimes - indeed, incessantly pushing for an all-powerful world government based on the concept of universal jurisdiction, which is an ethical necessity for the Left, as it is the only means to realizing what in reality is an unfulfillable promise: the satiation of the entitlement mentality, which the rights philosophies have bequeathed to us. Common-Law Conservatism is not an easy read, nor is it meant to be. It is no rehash of conservative talking points. It is a fundamental, root-and-branch rethink. Which is, at bottom, the crying need of our time.
American conservatism is in need of a rethink. What else could explain its ongoing weakness in the face of the rather lame if not incredulous critiques of capitalism and liberty put forward by the Left? There is in fact a congenital defect in conservatism, derived from its "Whiggish" origins. For in its formative period, it imbibed the heady elixir of natural rights as a neutral alternative to a confessional Christian basis for law and government. That is a choice that has dogged conservatism ever since. It explains the incapacity to dislodge the Left from its occupation of the moral high ground in public debate and policy. Conservatism must re-examine its foundations and rediscover the idea of liberty as inheritance, or it will remain the plaything of progressive-leaning elites. Common-Law Conservatism provides just such an examination. It is a critique from the bottom up, examining the spheres of politics, economics, and religion by means of a cutting-edge paradigm integrating historical and theoretical elements in a universal common-law unity. For the common law, the inheritance of Western liberty, provides the materials to move beyond the dead end of rights philosophies that are destroying liberty - destroying national sovereignty - nullifying attempts to establish law and order domestically and peace through strength abroad - upending the moral order upon which civilization rests - demanding the establishment of all-powerful energy management regimes - indeed, incessantly pushing for an all-powerful world government based on the concept of universal jurisdiction, which is an ethical necessity for the Left, as it is the only means to realizing what in reality is an unfulfillable promise: the satiation of the entitlement mentality, which the rights philosophies have bequeathed to us. Common-Law Conservatism is not an easy read, nor is it meant to be. It is no rehash of conservative talking points. It is a fundamental, root-and-branch rethink. Which is, at bottom, the crying need of our time.
It is easy to be a liberal or a conservative. One's daily life does not change much one way or the other. In modern democracies, political philosophy often seems to be more of a fashion item than a practical matter. How much do one's views affect one's routine? But when it comes to investing, world-view suddenly becomes crucial. How one appraises capitalism, socialism, and democracy affects the way one views the future, how one views opportunity, how one decides to apply the "mammon of unrighteousness" he or she has been fortunate enough to accumulate. Unfortunately, political philosophy and economic doctrine, whether of the right or of the left, leave one in the lurch precisely at the point where it is needed: in determining how to invest. The Left's dedication to government spending seems to dictate apathy on the part of the investor - Keynes's "euthanasia of the rentier" - while the Right's incessant doomsaying seems to dictate abdication from productive investment, the flight to gold and guns, the ultimate retreat: behind the walls of a fortress. Investing in the New Normal provides an alternative vision. Building upon foundational, indeed groundbreaking, economic theory, it offers a view of the world based on hard facts and reality on the ground, rather than the simplified versions proffered by ideological agendas. The real-world functioning of assets, credit, money, and banking are brought to bear, rather than scare stories intended to frighten one into various forms of political action. For, truth be told, even today economic opportunities abound. It is just a matter of refocusing. One needs to see the world as it is, not as this or that theory says it is. Investing in the New Normal enables one to do that. The benefit of this is to see more clearly which of the myriad alternatives out there actually makes sense. Investment strategy then becomes an affair of settled conviction rather than unsettled emotion. So, if you're tired of the doomsaying and the lack of vision regarding investment alternatives - if you simply don't know which way to go in this "New Normal" marketplace - then consider Investing in the New Normal. It will pay handsomely for you to do so - literally and figuratively.
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