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Honesty and Trust

Nos Nevets Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 6:06 AM
I see the difference in Tanzania. I can't trust what's on the label. I have to look in a package to see if it looks new. Chinese patent infringement abounds. I pay extra if I can trust my source. I pay with failed product when I guess wrong and the Chinese knockoff fails. It in one thing that keeps Tanzania poor. Rule of Law is also a matter of trust. Yesterday I heard of a taxi-motorcycle accident where the biker fled on foot, abandoning the bike. It wasn't his. He could not trust that he would be treated according to Law. Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage. Tanzania lacks that heritage. Perhaps it will develop as America abandons it and declines to current Tanzanian standards.
LesFalin Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 7:54 AM
"Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage."

That is the point of Vishal Mangalwadi's profoundly insightful book (see post above). The took is based upon Mangalwadi's lecture series: "Must the Sun Set on the West."

Secular regessives are knocking down all the foudational pillars of Western exceptionalism . . . in every segment of our civilization. Who trusts lawyers anymore? Who trusts Big Business anymore? Who trusts academia anymore? Who trusts the media anymore? Who trusts our political leaders anymore?

Did I say: Who trusts Big Business anymore? (This one is so disappointing that it warrants repeating.) they will cheat you every way possible. Then when you ask for fairness you get: "Our policy states . . . " as if adding those three words in front of ANY lie makes their dishonesty the final word.

tibby2 Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 6:41 AM
True liberty begins with property rights. I respect your property, you respect my property. Liberty is abnormal in the affairs of the world. Many do not realize how "weird" the concept of liberty is throughout the world. Williams has previously written that each of us is our own property and what we produce is rightfully ours. One lesson I learned from my dad through his actions is that "I will give you the shirt off my back, but don't try to take it." The collectivist mind can never understand this regardless of what culture or heritage they may come from.
samplin Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 7:10 AM
The Founders believed wholeheartedly in property rights. A property owner is for the most part respectful of not only his property, but that of others. Perhaps that is why the right to vote was only given to those who owned property at the beginning of this country.
raltnee67 Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 7:38 AM
Real "skin in the game" is what the founders had in mind. With nothing to lose fools can continually elect usurpers and community organizers.
Nos Nevets Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 10:18 AM
No one can own real estate in Tanzania.