This post is part of a weekly Constitution Revolution series that will cover the entire Constitution and many of the principles it was founded on. Click here for last week’s lesson.
Last week I discussed why it’s so important to understand how the world works if we want to be successful in anything we do. Well the single most important aspect of how the world works to understand when it comes to government, is human nature.
Basically, human nature is the way that human beings tend to behave naturally. And as we all know, human nature is flawed. We tend to be greedy, we tend to be selfish, we are easily corrupted by power, and on and on.
Because of that, as I explained this weekend on TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show, we cannot make decisions about our government based on what we think politicians should do, but rather on what we know our politicians will do:
This post is the second in a weekly Constitution Revolution series that will cover the entire Constitution and many of the principles it was founded on.
I have been doing the Constitution Revolution segment for TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show for quite a while now so I decided to change things up a little for 2015. This year I am going to structure the segment so that each week builds on the last until I have covered the entire Constitution and many of the principles it was founded on. Obviously, my posts here will work together with the radio segments so that everyone who either listens to Chris’s show or reads these posts regularly will get a pretty comprehensive understanding of the Constitution.
It’s going to be awesome! So let’s get started.
Anytime you are doing anything with government, you have to keep in mind that our world was designed to work in a certain way. There are rules that govern everything. What goes up must come down, the sun rises in the east, and so on. The same is true for how people behave and how they relate to each other.
And as I explained this weekend on Chris’s show, if we want to be successful in anything we do in life, we have to work with those rules:
As I thought about my goals for 2015, I realized that this world desperately needs a light. What the heck does that mean?
Watch the video to find out!
It’s time for the final installment in my series on natural rights. Over the last few weeks we’ve covered what a natural right is, a couple of different characteristics of rights (they don’t require anyone else’s participation and they cannot be granted by government), and what the limits are on your rights. Now, it’s time to address the all-important question: Why does any of that matter? Who cares if you have rights?
As we discussed this weekend on TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show, it matters because, if you don’t have rights as an individual, freedom is impossible:
In addition to my normal Constitution Revolution segment this weekend, Chris Salcedo had me on his show live to talk about how much the segment has grown and the incredible new direction we are going to take it next year.
All of that, and you won’t want to miss my controversial comments about public education. Click here to listen and it will be already queued up to my segment for you!
Earlier this week I was on Intentional Living Radio with Gary Knauer for a full hour. We had a very lively discussion and hit on a wide variety of topics; everything from liberty to homeschooling. It is well worth your time!
Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (scroll ahead to the top of the second hour to hear my segment).
President Obama has asked for very wide discretion in how he chooses to use the military to fight terrorism. But is that a good idea?
Also, how about that screen grab? Yikes!
I have been doing a series on rights over the last few weeks and what would a series on rights be without addressing the ever-popular question: Are there any limits on your rights?
As I explained this weekend on TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show, the answer to that question is yes… but just one:
You do not have a right to violate the natural rights of another person. In other words, your rights end where the rights of other people begin, and vice versa.