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

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Last Full Measure of Devotion.

Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith was awarded, posthumously, the Medal of Honor yesterday. It was the first such given since Sgt. 1st Class Randall Shugart and Master Sgt. Gary Gordon were given the award for their actions in Somalia in 1993. The award was announced on Feb. 2, but not actually bestowed upon him until yesterday. Via Jackalope Pursuivant, I found a very detailed series of pieces from the St. Petersburg Times about Sgt. Smith and his actions leading to this award. Sgt. Smith was from the Tampa Bay area. If you'd like to spend some time reading about the life and death of this man, let me suggest the following link:

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

Take your time. It's worth it to read the whole thing.

I'll be back on Friday.

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