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THE ROAD TO CONCORD IS MOVING!

NOTICE Effective immediately, I am moving all my efforts to my primary blog, The OYL. I will be keeping The Road to Concord’s domain name, and will keep this site up, but I will no longer be adding to it.  … Continue reading

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PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: ‘Borderless’ or ‘Open Society’ = Lawless Or Tyranny

There is a growing movement in America to have a, ‘open’ or ‘borderless’ society.  This is lawlessness.  If we take the time to actually look at the definitions for the words being used and apply a little basic logic, this … Continue reading

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BASIC PRECEPTS: ‘Principle’ Is Just Another Word For ‘Moral Law’

Morality is a Natural Law.  As a Natural Law, it is fixed: it does not change.  As a Natural law, it is also universal: it applies equally, to all individuals, everywhere, at all times — past, present and future.  Now … Continue reading

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PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Unless There Is A ‘Turning Point,’ The Past Must Be Our Guide

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

— Patrick Henry

When we try to determine what will happen in the future, or evaluate what a given person tells you they plan to do in the future, we should always let the past govern our judgment.  This is because the past is not only our best, but our only guide to the future.  If something has always lead to a given result in the past, then we have absolutely no reason to expect it will end any differently in the future (socialism is the perfect example: no matter what the form, it always collapses within a generation).  The same applies to individuals: if their past shows a pattern of deception and/or broken promises, then we should just assume they will continue that pattern in the future.  Continue reading

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PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: A Person’s Actions Outweigh Their Words

This is a basic principle for anyone who seeks to live a  rational and self-disciplined life.

I have written that reason dictates we should take people at their word.  However, in that blog post, I also provided a condition to this rule.  When a persons actions contradict their words, it may be cause to disregard what they say in favor of what they do.  However, as with most things, there are conditions to this rule, as well. Continue reading

FORMS OF TYRANNY: ‘Labeling’ Is A Form Of Tyranny

The Oil for Your Lamp

This post is about something which took me my entire life to understand, and with which I am still struggling.  Knowing something is wrong and training yourself to undo life-long habits so you do not do it are two entirely different things.  It also does not help that this is a rather complicated issue.  This is why I ask that the reader please stay with me, so that I can explain it to the best of my ability before you draw any conclusion.  This is all I can ask, but I hope you’ll give me a fair hearing as this is an important issue — especially in the times in which we now live.

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PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: Definitions Are Fixed

A fundamental principle of Natural Law is that definitions are fixed.  Once a thing is defined, it does not change.  If it does, then it is not the definition that has changed, but the thing itself, in which case, the definition is still fixed, it just no longer applies to that thing.  While this may sound confusing, it is not.  And while it may not seem important, it is imperative to everything we do.  Please allow me to explain. Continue reading