Confucius on Government

A student once asked Confucius about government. Confucius said: The requisites of government are that there be: Sufficiency of food Sufficiency of military equipment The confidence of the people in their ruler The student then asked, what if we can’t have all...

Incivility

What is worse than an uncivil person? Two uncivil people. A Bully. Nothing. I submit that the answer is 3) Nothing! Everything else is only a degree of incivility. Almost all societal, cultural, organizational, and personal frustrations stem from incivility. Examples...

How Much Power is too Much Power

When the United States of America first organized herself into a country she ratified the Articles of Confederation. The document gave most of the power to the states and left very little with the Federal government. As tantalizing as that sounds in 2012, it crippled...

A Malfunction of time at the Greenwich Observatory

In 1796, David Kinnebrook was fired for miscalculating time by eight-tenths of a second at the Greenwich observatory. David worked as the assistant to the Reverend Nevil Maskelyn, the Royal Astronomer. The Reverend had noticed the discrepancy in 1795 and given David a...

Politically Speaking: Are You Left Or Right?

School textbooks teach that communism is the far left and fascism is the far right. In other words, it’s the communists (Radical revolutionaries, Lenin) vs. the fascists (military dictatorships, Hitler). So what’s the difference between communism and...

7th Principle of Sound Government

7th Principle of Sound Government “The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.” During the early days of our country, European countries proclaimed the role of government as taking from the ‘haves’ and giving it to the ‘have...
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