Propositionism

Via Free NC

A couple snippets from an interesting older article about the proposition nation idea. Read the whole thing.

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Furthermore, the ideas expressed in the Declaration are contradictory. For example, Lockean natural right, the source of unalienable rights, is founded upon John Locke’s social contract theory. But the Declaration says that men are endowed with these rights by God, not by the social contract. This is a puzzling assertion in light of the fact that God was worshipped for 4,000 years without anyone noticing that He had endowed man with unalienable political rights.

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There is one final question: if America is fundamentally an idea, why bother having a country at all? There is no fundamental reason to cherish America, only its historically contingent role at this point in time as a promoter of certain ideas. It is a disposable instrument of an ideological agenda, and it is thus no secret that some people seem to be keen to dispose of it. Since propositions are not limited by geography, propositions imply the desirability of a world state to realize them. Propositionism is thus inherently globalist and nation-liquidating, no matter how much its exponents may deny it.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Propositionism

  1. In general, I think Locke is correct. The American people would not identify themselves as the people who believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But I do think Locke dismisses some of the importance of these concepts in shaping American identity.

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