Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, November 08, 2003

More Benign Government Action

This has been making the rounds since Drudge posted it, but it goes along well with my recent theme.

Seems 89 year-old Helen Shue managed to miss one (1) tax payment on her 41 acre farm - appraised at a value of $800,000 - and it wasn't because she didn't try to pay, but because she didn't pay with a certified check or money order. (Coincidentally, that's the way you have to pay when you apply for a gun permit in NYC, too.)

So they sold her farm at auction to cover the tax liability.

Eight-hundred thousand dollar appraised value.

It went for $15,000.

To a developer.

The payed but not accepted tax?


Only through the actions of an anonymous informant was anyone in her family notified before the Sheriff came to evict her.

Yup, government for the benefit of the governed. As long as the governed keep a gimlet eye on them.

We appear to have fallen down on the job. Isn't it past time to pick ourselves up and go back to it?

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