Gun Rights are not God-Given

December 7, 2016 Natural Lawyer 9

Many conservatives refer to the right to own a gun as “God-given.” The idea is supposed to be that gun rights are not just political inventions, but natural rights that any society must recognize and respect. I think there is some truth to this, but I don’t think it makes sense to refer to gun rights as “God-given.” Natural or God-given rights are claims to basic goods that are absolutely essential for our flourishing as [Continue reading]

Je suis Jordan Peterson!

December 4, 2016 Jan Sobieski IV 18

I don’t like virtue signaling. The moral narcissism of having the French or Rainbow flag silhouette behind your Facebook profile picture is off-putting. Tweeting insipid hashtags like #Notmypresident or #LoveTrumpsHate aren’t courageous stands. Costing nothing, they’re easy and seemingly done in self-aggrandizement instead of selflessness. If you like displaying how righteous you are, I have it on good authority that you aren’t. Jesus had a choice word for those who would make a spectacle by [Continue reading]

Follow Us on Twitter

December 3, 2016 AR-15 2

We finally have a Twitter account. You can follow us at: @RightConsidered Follow us and we’ll follow you, especially if you are a left wing extremist.

Assessing Responsibility for the OSU Attack

December 2, 2016 Walter Montgomery 13

How would a normal leftist assess what just happened at Ohio State University? As you know by now, the attacker was a Somali born Muslim man. Not long ago, he was featured in Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern. In the story he said, I mean, I’m new here. This is my first day. This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray. I wanted to pray in the open, but I [Continue reading]

“Fake news” and the strong delusion: who’s deluded?

December 1, 2016 That Single Individual 10

In my first and second posts, I drew your attention to the subject of international pedophilia rings and their connection with satanic ritual abuse. I did so in the context of the then looming presidential election. The first post concerning Clinton’s satanic connections appeared before the “spirit cooking” and “Pizzagate” stories had broken in either the corporate or alternative media. How then did I know there was fire? Because the Bible tells me there must [Continue reading]

Political Vaginae

November 30, 2016 Catholic Hulk 63

Earlier I was writing about God, liberty and self-legislation. I wanted to add an extension to that post, because I’m writing a series, but I was sidetracked by a case with the Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia, Canada. I am unsure if Americans have any counterpart to the Human Rights Tribunal, but think of it as an inquisition for progressivism, but with dumber people. The case that sidetracked me is Dawson v. Vancouver Police [Continue reading]

The Girls Who Cry Wolf

November 29, 2016 Federal Philosopher 7

Here is a sober article on the discrimination hypothesis against women in philosophy. The authors identify six lines of argument for the hypothesis, and in each case find that proponents of the discrimination hypothesis, who include distinguished philosophers in fields such as philosophy of science, metaphysics, and philosophy of language, have tended to present evidence selectively. Occasionally they have even presented as evidence what appears to be something more dubious—for example, studies supporting the discrimination [Continue reading]

The Recount Dilemma

November 29, 2016 Walter Montgomery 4

In one of the least surprising turn of events since Donald Trump won the presidential election, leftists are demanding recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The irony of such requests is probably not lost on our readers, but let’s highlight it anyway. The people calling for recounts are the same people who object to voter ID laws, due in part to the supposed incredibly low rate of voter fraud. Why do we need a recount [Continue reading]

Election Reflection VI: Daniel von Wachter

November 27, 2016 Natural Lawyer 15

Today’s post by Daniel von Wachter (International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein) is the sixth and final post in a series featuring invited reflections on the recent election from right-of-center philosophers. These philosophers are otherwise not associated with Rightly Considered and should not be assumed to hold views expressed by anyone else on this blog. van Wachter is Professor and Director of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Hamburg and a DPhil [Continue reading]

Election Reflection V: Philippe Lemoine

November 26, 2016 Natural Lawyer 8

Today’s post by Philippe Lemoine (Cornell University) is the fifth post of a six-part series, each featuring invited reflections from a number of right-of-center philosophers. These philosophers are otherwise not associated with Rightly Considered and should not be assumed to hold views expressed by anyone else on this blog. Philippe Lemoine is a PhD student in Philosophy at Cornell University, where he specializes in the Philosophy of Science. I was already planning to write a Facebook [Continue reading]