Glossary of Free
Liberal and GOP verbiage have redefined many of our socio-political-economic
terms to mean the exact opposite of, or something completely different than,
their original meanings.
we now live in the Newspeak of George Orwell's novel,
1984, Free Market Duck provides the reader with the following
Glossary of original definitions. This serves multiple purposes:
1. Not having to constantly
define words and terms such as
individual rights or free market capitalism in every piece of
commentary that we write.
younger readers the true, original definitions of the words used by our
Forefathers as they embodied their ideas from The Age of Enlightenment,
liberty and individual rights, into their founding documents: (1) the
Declaration of Independence, (2) The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and
(3) the Federalist Papers.
Capitalism -- Economic
organization based upon the free market and inherent individual rights.
Communism -- Economic
organization based upon a dictator pretending to administer equal
distribution of services and commodities to everybody. A form of
Collectivism -- An
erroneous concept of anthropomorphizing individual rights to groups such as
society or the public. Illogical basis for social organizations such
as democracies, socialism, fascism, communism, or any collective.
Opposite of individual freedom, individual rights, the free market, and
limited constitutional republics.
Democracy -- Often
called democratic majority rule. Social organization in which a simple
majority (over 50%) rules. The U.S. is not a Democracy. It is a
Limited Constitutional Republic since the Bill of Rights prohibits
infringements against the minority, the individual.
Fascism -- Social
organization in which the government sets economic rules but does not
physically take over businesses.
Free Market -- Social
organization in which individuals control the means of production.
Individual Freedom --
Inherent freedom obtained at birth by all individuals regardless of
geographical location, gender, or heredity.
Individual Rights --
Freedoms obtained at birth by all individuals by the fact of their
Constitutional Republic -- A constitutional government based upon individual
rights inherently obtained from Nature while the government's only role is
to protect individual rights. The original U.S. Constitution and Bill
of Rights came close.
Rights to Give or
Exchange -- Individual freedoms of voluntary exchanges of ideas, services,
or commodities by consenting adults. Basis for a free market.
Rights to Receive --
An oxymoron since no adult has the inherent right to demand commodities or
services from anybody else. Any attempt to implement "rights to
receive" must result in the contradiction of reciprocal slavery, or
reciprocal involuntary servitude.
Socialism -- Social
organization in which the government directly controls the means of
production (as opposed to fascism, see above, in which the government sets
up rules but does not physically take over each business).
Collectivism with the state being the Collective.
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