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

Thursday, July 15, 2004


Francis W. Porretto, Curmudgeon Emeritus, has started his own blog, Eternity Road, and I haven't added it to my blogroll - until now.

Francis also promises an essay on the topic du jour, Anarchy as a system of government, which should prove as excellent as everything else he writes. From the blog:
For additional confusion, note that all States, large or small, young or old, powerful or weak, are in a condition of anarchy with respect to one another. None of them concedes the inherent legitimacy of any other's coercive privileges. Their relations are based on the more pragmatic concession of not invading just yet.

Funny, isn't it? Anarchy, supposed by many to lead inevitably to unacceptable violence and disharmony, appears unavoidable at the inter-State level. But we accept that tacitly, because up to this point, all the alternatives proposed or attempted have been far worse.
Hmmm... I need to think about that.

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