A Rough Overview of My Fundamental Axioms of Socio-Economic & Political Opinions.

It is evident to even the most base thinker that people willfully do and say what they want because they prefer it. This preference is derived from a series of hierarchical axioms ingrained in us, either through nurture, nature, or personal growth and exploration. We do what we prefer. If we are conflicted, our axioms and “feelings” weigh in to make themselves known, which, in the end, determine our decisions. We may be majorly conflicted, but if one side gains that majority rule, we tend to go with that, barring the chance that our intuitive impulses may find themselves swooping in, and at the last second change our minds.

What are some of these base axial decisions? They all flow forth from philosophical ethics and from one’s worldview. Today, I will attempt to merely expose some of my axioms, without tying together ramifications of these ethics, except as necessary to expose other secondary axioms. This list will not be comprehensive, nor will it include all axioms for all time. It is merely an attempt to skim the surface of my axiomatic beliefs. This is all that I could come up with off the top of my brain. I will add to these as I think of them.

DISCLAIMER: Any/ALL personal pronouns refer to all people. These are not gender specific axioms. Man is best rendered “person”. Men is best rendered “people”.

DISCLAIMER 2: Certain Lockian, Madisonian, and Jeffersonian ideals crept up in the middle, so I googled a few of their writings to make sure I expressed them properly. I did not cite any sources.

The first and greatest ethical axiom is the golden rule “Do unto Others, as you would have them do unto you.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Self Survival is paramount.”
“Taking care of others influences them to take care of you.”
“Many sticks bound together are not easily broken: there is proportionate strength in unity.”

“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.”
“Man is creative.”
“Man is capable of both great good and great evil.”
“Evil exists.”
“There are several forms of evil: Natural evil, incidental evil, and willful evil.”
“Within willful evil there are two states based on intent and motive: Intentional non-malicious evil, malicious evil.”
“For the good of society, evil must be stopped as efficiently as possible.”
“Willful Evil deserves punishment in kind and turn: it must not be excessive nor unusual.”
“Justice must be fair, and merciful. It must be a balance in tension.”
“Justice must be blind.”
“Courts must act on the victims’ and on societies behalf, in their best interest.”
“Man should not kill man, neither should courts (made of men) kill men.”
“Men abusing their Liberty should be rehabilitated and taught how to behave properly in society.”
“Men should only have their liberty restrained in proportion to the abuse their liberties.”
“The measure of a man is how he responds to adversity”
Good is better than bad”.
“More good is better than less good.“The Most Good is better than anything less than the most Good.”“Unique Individuals matter.”“Everyone is Born Equal.” 

“Not everyone is born equally capable or with equal potential.”
“Some people will achieve more in their lives than others.”
“Some people are born with certain personality traits which develop over time, allowing them to have a greater chance at success in life.”
“Some people will be better leaders than others.”
“Some people will be able to take care of themselves better than others, some less.”
“Some people will be born healthy and strong, some will be born sickly and weak.”
“Some people will be damaged mentally, either through nature, or (lack of proper) nurture.”
“Every Human Life is valuable.”
“Every life on the planet is valuable, both plant and animal.”
“Life requires life in order to live: There is a circle and a rhythm to life. There is a food chain.”
“Scientific Discovery is the process of human minds attempting to discover How and Why the universe works the way it does. It is not perfect, but is being constantly refined.”
“Murder is wrong. Killing is not necessarily wrong.”
“Man should not kill other men, unless his healthful survival or others’ healthful survival is at stake.”
“Man should be limited in his ability to intentionally and willfully kill.”
“Theft is wrong.”
“The removal and/or destruction/defacement of another’s property is wrong.”
“People can own possessions, property, ideas.”
“If one creates something, it is theirs.”
“Self-determining Liberty and freedom is a basic right of all higher life: animal and human.”
“No one and no creature has the right to injure or inhibit another, except when survival is at stake.”
“Everyone and Every creature has the right to defend its life and liberty and pursuit of happiness.”
“One ought to care for and protect one’s family.”
“Relationships matter in society, and personally.”
“Marriage is the fundamental family unit in society, and acts like a whole.”
“The essential qualities of a family are self-sufficiency (as far as it is possible), peaceful interaction with the community, contribution to the community in accordance with your ability and resources.”
“It is better to help improve people’s lives than to not improve them.”
“People with ‘great blessing’ are a product of society and owe society a ‘Noblesse oblige’: they are expected to hold themselves to a high standard and contribute back to the others in society.”
“Marriage is expected to produce and/or care for future generations of citizens for the benefit of society.”
“Marriage need not necessarily care for its own children, as adoption is a socially beneficial practice.”
“Children are a great responsibility, and must be cared for with the intention of creating the best people possible for society.”
“Casual destruction and Breaking up family units is wrong, as it destabilizes the fundamental societal building blocks and damages Children’s fragile developing psyches.”
“People have a right to determine what happens to their bodies.”
“People have a right to make decisions for themselves.”
“People have a right to determine whether they will live or die.”
“Potential does not equal kinetic.”
“Possibility and actuality are not synonymous.”
“If something is not something, then it isn’t something.”
Aristotle‘s rule of Non-contradiction applies to all.”
“Lying is not categorically wrong, but is usually not in society’s or in a person’s true best interests.”
“It is always better to know truth, than to believe lies.”
“Some things are neither true nor false.”
Personal Privacy is a virtue and must be protected.”
“People have a right to think however they would like: they have a right to their opinions, world views, and thoughts.”
“People have a right to not have these thoughts and ideas tampered with and manipulated.”
“People have a right to express these thoughts in any way they desire, provided that this expression does not damage other persons or property. Conflicting views are not damaged merely through conflict.”
“It is not wrong to have a thought or idea that disagrees with other thoughts and ideas, even if they are the majority.”
“There should be no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“A Man’s Word is his bond.”
“Agreements and contracts must be honored.”
“All Men must be treated equally by Government.”
“We must assume that People are Innocent until Proven Guilty.”
“The burden of Proof rests upon the accuser.”
“Men must behave with dignity, and honor. This comes from a sense of personal pride and self-worth.”
“People should behave with Mercy and grace toward each other.”
“People must behave with respectability: reputation is all that a man has.”
“Health and Cleanliness are high virtues. We only have a short life, and must ensure that it is a life of quality and excellence.”
“People must think, and act according to their thought.”
“Wisdom of years and experience is to be valued.”
“Strategic thinking and forethought before action is a virtue.”
“Duty to one’s family, allegiances, and country is a virtue.”
“Men must be loyal to their friends, and allies.”
“No man is an island, and no one accomplishes anything without strong relationships.”
“We must take care of others.”
“Respect is borne for equals and those greater than oneself. Compassion and mercy is borne for those less than yourself.”
“People must discipline themselves now in order to prepare themselves for success later.”
“True success only is found and maintained through discipline, forethought, and hard work.”
“A strong WILL is necessary to have any impact upon the world around you.”
“Men must have a sense of responsibility, and a sense of gravity for accomplishments.”
“Enjoyment of the arts, sciences, and culturally refined things of life increase the enjoyability of life, as well as connect people together throughout all time and throughout all cultures.”
“Life Long Learning is important to good personal development.”
“One must not live outside one’s means.”
“People operate out of their identity and their own self-worth.”
“Patient People full of intention often win through perseverance.”
“A Utopian society is one where all people are healthy, well-fed, well-sheltered, Well-educated, and employed in professions edifying society.”
“We ought to be thankful for what we have.”
“People ought to have dreams, goals, hopes, and aspirations.
“Men must never be afraid to operate according to higher principles at great personal cost.”
“People have a right to move about freely in their private space.They also have a right to move about freely in public space, provided that they do not impede or endanger the free movement of others.”
“People have a right to collectively determine their government and the way they shall be governed.”
“People have a right to know everything about the decision making and the decisions being made upon their behalf.”

“People have a right to speak in their own defense, and to influence policy and decisions being made on their behalf.”
“People have a right to be involved in any government decisions that impact them.”
“Each individual is free, in the state of nature. The benefits of society must be in balance with the liberties given up in order for an individual to willfully be a part of it.”
“All Power is originally vested in, and ergo derived from the People.”
“People have the right to change and fix their government when it fails.”
“People have the right to assemble, to consult each other for their common good, and to address the governing body, which must be compelled to listen.
“People have the right to publish and argue their views in any medium
“No person shall be subject to more than one punishment, or one trial for the same offence; nor shall he be compelled to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor be obliged to relinquish his property.”
“The rights of the people to be secured in their persons, their houses, their papers, and their other property from all unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated by warrants issued without probable cause,”
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, to be informed of the cause and nature of the accusation, to be confronted with his accusers, and the witnesses against him; to have a compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

 

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