A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society

The Secular Foxhole

Jul 4 2022 • 58 mins

In our interview with author Brian P. Simpson, we cover these important ideas from his newest book (A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society: Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights). From https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793612205/A-Declaration-and-Constitution-for-a-Free-Society-Making-the-Declaration-of-Independence-and-U-S-Constitution-Fully-Consistent-with-the-Protection-of-Individual-Rights (Rowman & Littlefield's book page): What are individual rights? What is freedom? How are they related to each other? Why are they so crucial to human life? How do you protect them? These are some of the questions that A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society answers. The book uses Objectivist philosophy—the philosophy of Ayn Rand—to analyze subjective, intrinsic, and objective theories of rights and show why rights and freedom are objective necessities of human life. This knowledge is then used to make changes to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Through these changes, the book shows the fundamental legal requirements of a free society and why we should create such a society. It demonstrates why a free society is morally, politically, and economically beneficial to human beings.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.brian-simpson.com (Brian Simpson's website) https://fountain.fm/lyceum (Fountain app) https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/podcast (Mere Mortals podcast) https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/value4value/episode/347b0518/the-secular-foxhole (Value for Value podcast) https://podcastindex.org/podcast/920666 (Podcasting 2.0 podcast) https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/trader-principle-and-value-for-value-the-fountainhead-and-fountain-app (Trader principle) Episode 51 (58 minutes) was recorded at 10 PM CET, on June 24, 2022, with https://ringr.com/ego (Ringr app).. Editing and post-production was done with the https://alitu.com/?fp_ref=egonetcast (podcast maker, Alitu). The https://www.veed.io/tools/transcription/podcast-transcripts (transcript will be generated by Veed.io) in the near future. https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/listen (Easy listen to The Secular Foxhole podcast) in your https://podnews.net/podcast/i9d1q/all (podcast (podcatcher) app) of choice, e.g., https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-secular-foxhole/id1529242825 (Apple Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/2OZNzkrzItT4zmDpc8TdqO (Spotify), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vdGhlLXNlY3VsYXItZm94aG9sZS8?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwif28Kq4IjsAhVK0IUKHbQpAREQ4aUDegQIARAC&hl=sv (Google Podcasts), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/36c65af3-3a05-48fc-90b2-a60bc245d918/the-secular-foxhole (Amazon Music), https://gaana.com/podcast/the-secular-foxhole-season-1 (Gaana), https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-secular-foxhole-blair-schofield-and-0AFTLgs42OW/ (Listen Notes), or one of the http://newpodcastapps.com/ (new podcast apps), onhttps://podcastindex.org/podcast/1064830 ( Podcast Index), supporting the https://medium.com/@everywheretrip/an-introduction-to-podcasting-2-0-3c4f61ea17f4 (Podcasting 2.0) initiative, and http://value4value.io/ (Value for Value) by streaming https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/satoshi.asp (Satoshis) (Bitcoin payments). Oscar Merry is ahead of...