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

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

More on the Stupidity of Americans

From Jonathan David Morris's latest:
What McCain-Feingold does, exactly, is it limits the freedom of speech. There's no better way to explain it. Beyond its restriction on soft money, it prohibits the airing of issue ads -- such as those sponsored by the ACLU or NRA -- in the weeks before an election. So in other words, after hearing politicians tell us "the American people aren't stupid" all these years, it turns out we are. Indeed, having watched us fall victim to cigarette-smoking cartoon characters and Super Value meals, Washington has finally decided it's best if they simply protect us from the dissemination of ideas.
Yup. The Anointed must protect us from ourselves.

The money quote, though, is this one:
We've come to a point in this country where bipartisanship is seen as some grand, noble thing. It's nothing of the sort. To suggest America's better off when Republicans and Democrats work together ignores the fact that we're better off when they don't. We're not talking about kids in a sandbox here. So what if they're playing nicely together? They're playing with our rights and our money.

And it's the lack of loyal opposition that comes with bipartisanship that's leading our country to a "two"-party tyranny.

Read the whole thing, and pay careful attention to the last paragraphs.

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