The Paul McKeever blog is written by Paul McKeever (that’s me) in his personal capacity. Paul is an employment lawyer in private practice, but what he writes on this blog is not legal advice and none of what he writes on this blog has anything whatsoever to do with his law practice. Paul is the leader of Freedom Party of Ontario – an officially-registered political party in the province of Ontario, Canada – but none of what Paul writes on this blog is a statement made by Freedom Party of Ontario or its members or supporters, and nothing he writes on this blog is a statement by Freedom Party about its views, policies or platforms. All credit or condemnation for what Paul writes on this blog is attributable to him alone, in his personal capacity.
This blog deals largely with philosophy, and with Paul’s philosophical insights. Those seeking to learn more about Paul’s philosophy could do no better than to read the works of Ayn Rand or – for what Paul believes to be the best representation of her philosophy (which she named “Objectivism”) – to read Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s book “Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand”.
Paul believes that for which there exists or has existed physical evidence. Everything else he regards to be either false or arbitrary allegations, and he does not take false or arbitrary allegations themselves into account for the purposes of obtaining knowledge.
Paul rejects sacrifice – the sacrifice of oneself for others, or the sacrifice of others for oneself – as vicious, and holds as virtue the rational pursuit of ones own happiness on this earth, in this very physical life (the only life one will ever have).
Paul asserts that the sole purpose of government is to use force to ensure that no individual’s life is ended, liberty is restricted, or property is obtained, without his consent. Those who murder, who non-consensually restrict liberty, or who obtain a person’s property without his consent, are not a government, but a band of villains.
Paul asserts that economic issues should have no bearing at all on governmental decision making, given the proper role of government. He is in favour of the separation not only of religion and government, but of economics and government. In other words: he is an advocate of capitalism.