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, July 03, 2004

So They've Descended to This...

(From Buzzmachine via Instapundit.)

And John "By the Way I Served in Vietnam" Kerry claims that the economy sucks and all the new jobs are low-wage. Looks like the DNC is hiring, and at $7.50-$12.50/hr. That's not minimum wage for what must be an entry-level position for, shall we say, unskilled labor?

As Jeff pointed out, the really interesting point is that the ad says the job is to "defeat Bush" - not "elect Kerry."

The next election will tell us, I think, just how deeply divided the nation truly is. If it's a squeaker either way I believe that will be notification to us that civil unrest will not be far behind. If Bush wins easily, we may see some activities by the fringe left, but I won't find it too worrisome. If Kerry (or whoever the DNC actually nominates) slides into office on a significant majority, then the forces of socialism will be prevalent, and we can pretty much kiss off our Constitutional Republic. Nothing short of open rebellion will be necessary to restore it, and honestly I don't think the American public has it in them.

Don't misinterpret! I am not saying that BushCo. represents Constitutional Republicanism. As far as I'm concerned, the current administration supports Big Government every bit as much as the Democrats do, and they are passing laws that afford future administrations pretty horrifying opportunities for abuse of power. But there's a difference between opening a few scuppers in the hull and blowing the keel out. At least with option 1 you can run the bilge pumps a bit harder and stay afloat.

Happy Independence day, everybody.

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