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, March 14, 2005

Best of Me Symphony #67 is Up.

Gary at The Owner's Manual has posted the latest collection of 60-day or older posts for our review. If this picture doesn't draw your attention,

I don't know what would. (If it weren't for the cup sizes, I'd think that was a Michelle Malkin / Ann Coulter grudge match.)

My entry is in honor of last week's resurrection of the "origin of rights" question: It's Not All Faith, from July of last year.

In the recurring theme here of "Our Collapsing Schools," I also strongly recommend Durrr from the blog Sakrata. Excerpt:
Where are the education standards? How come the elementary, middle, and high school teachers that taught these people still have jobs, and how come these students never had to take their classes over again until they learned how to form a sentence? When I was in elementary school, if you didn’t grasp a concept, it was 3rd grade for you all over again until you managed to get a grip, or were sent to the school across town that specialized in difficult cases. How come these students in college don’t have full schedules this semester of remedial English and composition classes so they aren’t unleashed on society with Frankenstein-esque writing skills?
The answer comes in the next paragraph. And the conclusion is spot-on.

Gary's idea of recycling oldies-but-goodies is an excellent one. The blogosphere is rightly oriented towards the here-and-now, but the internet provides us a photographic memory, and we ought to employ that power as much as possible.

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