As you may or may not doubt have guessed (or googled) the word "pax" is the latin word for "peace" and the word "malus" is the latin word for apple. I am, by any standards, an outspoken critic of the Apple business model. My objections are not monetary, as their stock prices will no doubt refute that, but rather on philosophical grounds. Their treaty with the customer base is that we will take away your right to do anything cool, and in exchange the device will run faster. Do you want wallpaper in the Background? no. How about the ability to run multiple programs at the same time? no. The theory of restricting you for your own good is the definition of evil. This isn't Pax Malus, but Pax Malum (evil peace, go learn your latin!). As much as I would love to write an article about the business practices of Apple, it would be off of the blog's theme.
As I stated in a previous post, I believe in the concept of natural rights. In other words, I
"...hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it "When a right wing extremist refers to democrats as "anti-american" they are not too far off. The entire Democratic platform has turned towards the nanny state. The Uncle Sam has become Mama Sam. Instead of calling people to service, the country has become a caregiver that has to deal with irresponsible children. Allow me to explain:
Democrats tend to favor government actions that are "for your own good". For example:
- Mandating health insurance for everyone, even if they don't want it.
- Mandating the payment of social security for everyone, even if they don't want to.
These restrictions all make one fatal assumption: I know better than you. The text of the declaration of independence is clear. Liberty is an inalienable right and not even the almighty government can stop that. Let me be clear, any claim of "we're screwing you over for your own good" should not be used to justify any law except when dealing with minors. The assumption with those under the age of 18, is that they lack the capability to decide for themselves, which I do agree with, but once someone can decide to grab arms they are legally responsible for themselves. sound off below.