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James Madison, Essay on Property

Property
James Madison, National Gazette March 29, 1792

This term in its particular application means "that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual."
In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and have a right; and which leaves to every one else the like advantage.  In the former sense, a man's land, or merchandise, or money is called his property.
In the latter sense, a man has property in his opinions and the free communication of them.
He has a property of peculiar value in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them. He has a property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person.
He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them.

In a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his ri…

What is the Reason that Things Happen?

Does Everything Really Happen For a Reason?
Experiences from my family and family history have made me think about the veracity of certain ubiquitous cliches used by many to convey their outlook on a circumstance.  Please don't think I am a skeptic because I am not or maybe I am of some things.

I am not a real philosopher, theologian or psychologist.  Many have weighed in on this subject.  I am just looking to find correct principles and understand them better, hopefully with an objective critical thought process.

We all go through difficulties in life. Those difficulties can be caused our own decisions or by others. Will we take responsibility for how we react by disempowering ourselves and defaulting to a notion that has no basis and delude ourselves by saying that all things happening for a reason?

The fact is we are all alive until we die and there is a purpose for that unless you are an atheist.  There is a difference between the purpose of life and the reasons that things happen…

The Eternal Nature of Freedom

By Charles Brown

As we consider the principle of freedom, how far back should we go? When did it begin to exist as a precept or principle? A study of world history will give various examples of the idea.   Would it not have root in eternity?  Is it grounded in the philosophies of man or eternal truth?

For freedom to exist, at least three things must be present. Opposition or choices, Creation and Individuals capable of experiencing it. If none of these exist then freedom cannot. The fact is they all exist naturally. Are these things from God? That is the real question. Does God exist as a natural being in eternity or is he something men have invented to fill gaps in the theories of natural creation and their biblical interpretations?
Read here for an explanation.
Those familiar with world history will tell you about the many societies that had wonderful moments of freedom and then lost it. The founders knew of those other societies. Their intent was to correct the mistakes of thos…