This site created by:
Raymond Rider, Memphis, Tennessee

Welcome to the Web Site of “Clear Thinking”

The proponents of socialism, with their notion of the common good for all “sounds good” to them. In real-world practice it never works. Those who study world history know that Socialism always transforms into a totalitarian form of government, by an incrementally chipping away at freedom, eventually reaching a state of total control by elites at the top. Their idealist view is never achieved. It becomes a totalitarian state by controlling the masses at the point of a gun! Not much choice here! And, certainly no individual rights.

Answering this question, one can simply look at the world’s laboratory of proof, observing the “living” results of real life throughout history . I can name a few places around the world where people strive to escape, trying to get into the United States. No proof is needed from me! You must be clear minded and be able to think logically for accepting the truth.

You don’t see hoards of people lined up at the Venezuelan border, trying to get into that country.

Continue on browsing this site as I make my point by suggesting people need to have a clear and logical thought on social and civil matters.

My Statement to the World!

You may, or may not agree with my posting about my religious and/or political views. My views have nothing to do with what I may think about you. My personal views towards you are simply based on my relationship with you. If I am treated with love and respect, that attitude makes it easy to relate to you in a more positive way.

I don’t consider your religion, or lack of it as a measure of how I feel towards you. Please no not hold it against me if I choose to declare that I am a follower of Christianity based on Jesus as my “Savior”. My role as a Christian is to spread the “Good News”.

I do not hold a personal grudge against anyone if they are politically liberal. So, please don’t hold negative thoughts against me if I personally believe that I should be left alone by government to do as I please, as long as I don’t fraud or harm you. I don’t feel responsible for your medical care, housing, food and other gifts given to you from government. I want to chose to whom I donate my charity.

Why I created this web site

This site is a way for me to promote Clear Thinking on a number of fronts such as social and political systems. Somehow, we have lost the ability to sort things out in a truthful and logical manner. Instead, we have become indoctrinated by the elites of the Dark Government, jointly with the mainstream media.

I am a Libertarian. I am a person who wishes to be left alone, to do as I wish as long as I don’t initiate force or fraud on  you. Likewise, you should not initiate force on, or defraud me. The prime objective of government is making sure this happens.

I am entitled to my wealth. If I choose to do stupid and crazy things with it, that is my business. It should not matter to anyone what I have, unless I gained it illegally.  Many people will say: “Things need to be fair”. Those who think this way believe “fairness” is a deserved right that only redistribution could correct. They think this way, even though it is logically impossible to define “fairness”. Fairness is always from the point-of-view of the beholder. For example, I could say it is not fair that you have a million dollars where I don’t. It surely would not be fair if I took the money from you.

In summary, Clear Thinking individuals believe it wouldn’t be fair to confiscate material things from somebody else. That would be theft; that is what the government is doing to us in order to make things fair.

"The Thinker" - Auguste Rodin
“The Thinker” – Auguste Rodin

What the Founders Fought for in the Revolutionary War

I look around the world, and see so much poverty and oppression due to the policies of those who rule over them. I have traveled to many parts of the world. I have traveled from the worse places to the best! I have personally seen unbelievable poverty. In contrast, I have seen places of vast wealth. Why is there such a difference? The reason is very simple. Government influence and control overwhelms those who live in places of abject poverty. Whereas, in places of wealth and prosperity, people are free to do what they please with little interference from authorities. the Clear Thinking on this point is profound! Even the casual observer, if they can be honest with themselves, will see this difference. Unfortunately, political obedience and trickery has closed the eyes of even those who are highly educated.

We have been deceived by the political elites of an out-of-control Congress in their usurpation of the United States Constitution, We are overwhelmed with political correctness coming from the social elites, upheld by a leftist media who no longer “report the truth”.

Click this link to watch a video that demonstrates “Clear Thinking”.

The Human Condition

The human condition runs between two extremities of desiring to be be free on one end, and looking to find something for nothing at the other end. To get something for nothing, someone has to give it to you. Individuals normally oppose giving away what is theirs. Those who refuse must be forced. There can be very little middle ground between freedom and force. Once force comes into play, the notion of freedom is incrementally lost as those who control the “forcing” have achieved their status, and made their “mark” doing so. These power barons will never relinquish their grip they have obtained; their power is their wealth.

Natural Rights

The best social solutions are exhibited by the laboratory of truth. This experiment has proven that the best societies are the ones who allow their citizens to enjoy their Natural Rights.

What else is there in this miracle of birth? There is something more. Click on this link to see the answer.

Baby In Crib
Rights Come from Birth, not Governments
Filling out your form 1040
Shouldn’t April 15th be just “another day”?

Federal Income Tax System Is Just Another Form of Slavery

How could Clear Thinking leaders allow such an atrocious tax system?

Click here to learn more about the Income Tax and the IRS

How will we ever solve the problem with drugs? You may be surprised to hear my Clear Thinking explanations!

“Click here to see more about “The Insane War on Drugs”

Harry Browne, 1933 – 2006

Harry Browne ran for President of the Libertarian Party. He came to Memphis in 1995. I had the pleasure to speak with him at length. The discussions I had with him woke me up to see how the drug war will never be won. Leave people alone, and let them suffer the consequences. You teach people to not to fool with electricity. But, we don’t outlaw it!

Harry Browne’s explanation on drug prohibition.
Click here to get Harry’s complete story.

The Seemingly Unsolvable Race Problem

Kids of the world getting along
Kids of the world getting along

What is the Clear Thinking on “Race”? Not much is going to change until we stand-up for freedom and Natural Rights. Look for more racial confrontation until we stop giving the public platform to the “race baiters and agitators”,. Click here to see more about race!

Has America Become a Police State? — YES!

Local Police SWAT Team
Local Police SWAT Team

Are we already a “police State”? Watch this video as Marc Victor explains how the government can do whatever it wishes to you as it “broadly interprets the Constitution. Click here to see video.