The human constant is that all creatures want to do what they want to do at all times. This means the human ideal is for all people to be able to do what they want to do, and all people can do what they want to do so long as they are not imposed on directly or circumstantially. All people can do what they want to do so long as they do not exercise their liberty to impose on the liberty of others. Actions that impose are wrong actions, and actions that do not impose are right actions which provide us with the basis for objective right.
The first section begins by defining morality functionally. By functionally I mean where it exists in our life and processes, and how it is motivating and prohibiting. I don’t know how well people will understand this. It’s simple to me not only because I’ve written it, but also because I’m seeing it in my day to day life. I do hope if this portion isn’t completely understood the readers will continue as the rest of this little book is much easier to understand and has a variety of potential benefits.
Following functions are the categories and explanations of imposing acts: Spatial, Physical Harm, Property, Deception, Circumstantial, and Time. Justifications for imposition, as well as other components of the foundation for addressing all moral questions through Liberty as the Basis for Objective Morality are defined within this first section.
In addition to addressing popular human superstitions that have a negative impact on the species, religion is viewed through the lens of liberty. Concepts and tenants are measured by liberty, after establishing that the morality of a possible creator must be liberty since the only evidence of a creator is what can be inferred from his creation. The universe was freely created and exists in liberty without any interference from a creator. Any concept, rule, or commandment that claims devine origin must be consistent with liberty otherwise it does not come from the creator. Any rule that does not prevent imposition, is the imposition of a subjective value onto others.
The religious analysis and commentary demonstrates how liberty functions by applying it to popular moral ideas that come from religion. I cover Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Christianity is addressed more thoroughly than the other religions since it is the most popular religion in the US as well as in the world, and I’m more familiar with it than I am with other religions. Addressment of the other religions is far from comprehensive, but with the exception of Islam all other religions are conceptually addressed.
Years ago I studied Islam but have forgotten most of what I learned during that time. What I was learning during that period only had applications at that time. Once the deity is discovered to be false anything learned for the sake of pleasing that deity is abandoned. The section on Islam addresses concepts that apply to any of the monothesitic religions, mainly, that god has no use for worship or servants. Secondly, I make a brief connection to imposition from western governments against muslim countries to account for the creation of extremists within the religion.
The second from last chapter explains that climate change is something that is experienced by all intelligent civilizations. The explanation is that the evolution of intelligent life requires an earth-like planet, millions of years of evolution, which means fossil fuels will exist and intelligent life will discover and use fossil fuels leading to climate change. The transition to renewable energy and or the peaceful redistribution of populations from newly uninhabitable areas to habitable areas depends on whether the species morality is rooted in liberty or tyranny.
The final chapter deals with liberty existentially. The purpose of the universe, and life. The possibilities of what exists in spaces beyond our physical awareness in consideration of the survival of consciousness after death.