Personal freedom is the sine qua non of moral development of each individual; it is necessary for the human growth of each and so an essential component of human well-being. Socialism blocks moral development. Individual freedom of choice within societal life, and the resultant personal gain or loss, is the necessary component for each person’s personal moral development. It makes for beautiful people.

Tallahassee, FL May 28, 2023 – This is my father’s gravestone located at the National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida. He was buried with full military honors after 27 years’ military service that included tours in three wars.

For thousands of years  in nations around the world there was a ruling class and the ruled.  A few hundred years ago some of the ruled left for America to become less so.   Then the ruled cast off the rulers in America.  They became self-reliant and self-governing individuals.  Some others followed suit here and there around the world.   After The Great War and World War II, a great many more nations found citizens governing themselves.