How would an Objectivist go about constructing a constitution?

Month: April 2006


From Jeff Olstad


What do Taboo’s have to do with Objectivism? A lot.
If you think about it, there are many subjects people avoid. Subjects that go to the core of our being. Subjects almost everyone is uncomfortable talking about. What are the components of fear? Socialism is a failure, let’s purge it from our lives? The phenomenon of Failure? To name just a few.

We will have to discuss these things at some point if we want to progress. I have been giving some thought to restrictions of government power, what should they be? I think it should written in the first or second paragraph that the Individual citizens of the realm have the Right to reject Bullshit. (If a smoother word is discovered it can be considered) I don’t mean off the cuff, some proof would be reasonable. It would be good because right now any “Expert” on the planet can say whatever pops into their head and it is “fact”. It is going to take a lot of shoveling to clean the “facts” out of that barn.

In the movie “on golden pond”, Henry Fonda said, You like that word, Bullshit” The boy says Ya” Henry says, It’s a good word”.

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Fashion Police

From Jeff Olstad

Do you ever remember joking about fashion police, busy-bodies that think they know something about clothes.

Well in France, it is no joke. Yesterday I heard about a law in France. It goes something like this. If a woman were to walk down the street in Paris carrying an imitation Gucci purse. She could be arrested and fined 360,000 Euros. Now, I’m an Objectivist minded individual. Property rights are very dear to my heart. There is a valid point about intellectual property rights here. I cannot however condone this. I don’t want to have to care if the made in bangladash garment I am wearing was somehow somewhere been copied from a Paris fashion. France is off the list of places I have any desire to go because of this law. Nothing that country has to offer can make up for this.

The problem of how to protect intellectual property rights needs a solution, to be sure, but Facism is not it.

Let’s try again, shall we?

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