To celebrate Independence Day this year, I’ve decided to publish my lecture from The 21 Convention of Austin Texas, An Introduction to Declarationism.
Ultimately I was unhappy with the delivery of the talk and the ideas there in, as opposed to the delivery of An Introduction to the Psychology of Romantic Love, which I was and continue to be very proud of.
As I discussed with Socrates (before) and Dr. Eric Daniels after the talk, giving the presentation helped me realize why Ayn Rand never sunk her teeth into legal philosophy (and why I suspect her heir has not either).
It is enormously complex, both to generate and organize ideas in, as well as in communicating those ideas to others in a compelling way.
To be clear, I still hold essentially the same ideas in politico-legal philosophy today as I did during the presentation. My mistake I think was jumping the gun on when and how to deliver these ideas, both to an audience, as well as to my own self, in the sense of how the ideas are formatted from their very origin.
On the upside, today marks the official start of this blog. While it is unlikely I will be able to further publish anything until after The 21 Convention 2014, I hope this post clearly indicates the continued life of the idea known as declarationism as I have presented and developed it thus far.
Finally, my conviction has never been stronger that legal philosophy is one of the most powerful and undervalued tools at our disposal for saving western civilization, fostering the existence of a truly free society, and ending the highly derivative slavery that is the norm throughout the developed world today.
Above all, I believe legal philosophy is a way to accomplish these goals in an enduring way, a way that does not just last but persists, and does not doom future generations to experience the same degree and type of tyranny given a long enough time span. Legal philosophy is a path to solving problems, not treating symptoms.
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