Today’s Liberalism vs Classical Liberalism

Jeremy Bentham, the father of utilitarianism.   Is there a difference between liberal philosophy today and liberal philosophy historically? Actually, no. There is not. Drawing historical parallels, I frequently discuss the fact that conservatives have never been right about anything. Conservatives opposed American Independence, they supported slavery, they opposed women’s suffrage, child labor laws, workplace…

A Plea to My Conservative Friends

Most conservatives who love animals are unwilling to examine how cruel capitalism is to animals. They refuse to abandon their political positions, no matter the cost to animals. Instead, they delude themselves into thinking that Beyond Meat, faux fur, tofurkey, etc, are proof that capitalism can benefit animals. The driving force behind capitalism is greed.…

Why Republican Lawmakers Oppose Animals

This article analyzes Republicans in the US, but is equally applicable to conservative and right-of-center parties around the globe. Animal activists are constantly imploring legislators to enact laws and policies that will protect animals, reduce suffering, amd require compassion in the treatment of our fellow Earthlings. At the local level, we demand that all shelters…