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

Monday, February 09, 2004

Read this, and Rember Those Left Behind

From the Denver Post comes this touching story of the widow of one of the pilots murdered on 9/11. It opens:
A week after United Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, Sandy Dahl had a dream about her husband, one of the pilots aboard the four ill-fated planes that day.

In the dream, she and her husband, Jason Dahl, were each piloting F-16 fighter jets. The dream was a reminder for Sandy Dahl: Jason had hoped to fly "the Porsche of aircraft" during his life and counted his 25th birthday - the cutoff age for entering flight school for F-16s at the time - as one of saddest days of his life.

Sitting in a briefing room at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora on Sunday, minutes before living out her husband's dream to see the world from the cockpit of an F-16, Sandy Dahl recalled "the most real dream I've ever had."
Go read.

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