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

Friday, March 04, 2005

I KNEW Someone Would Say it Perfectly.

By now, I'm sure, the entire blogosphere has heard about the FEC's consideration of regulation of the internet under the McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection Bi-Partisan violation of the First Amendment Campaign Finance Reform Act. Instapundit, for example, points to Ed Morrisey's of Captain's Quarters observation that

McCain and Feingold have managed to foster real bipartisanship -- they've gotten liberal and conservative bloggers alike to detest them. Jerome Armstrong at MyDD, Atrios, and DailyKos all agree -- this legislation has become a serious threat to political speech, and John McCain and Russ Feingold have become two of the most dangerous politicians to American liberty since Huey Long.
I've withheld comment, mostly because if I started writing about it I was afraid the increase in my blood pressure would cause red streams to shoot from my eyes, and it's difficult to get blood out of a keyboard.

However, The Everlasting Phelps has saved me from arterial rupture. His post on it is short, acerbic, to the point, and precisely expresses my position on the topic. Please read. Add a "Ditto" for me.

UPDATE: The Geek says it well, too, and wants to start has started a conspiracy blogger movement.

Now I've got to add a flag to my left sidebar.


Further Update: Kim du Toit echoes Phelps - "FUCK YOU!" Phelps's was more emphatic, though.

One More: Mike of Feces Flinging Monkey is the creator of the graphic:

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