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, April 11, 2005

On the Question of Rights.

Just to let you know, Dr. Cline emailed me yesterday with the latest update in this ongoing saga. It's about four and a half pages in Word document form. I'm reading and re-reading and digesting it now. Expect a reply post some time later this week.

I think we're nearing the end of the discussion. We're going to reach some accomodation, I think, and agree to disagree on the rest.

For anyone wondering what the hell I'm talking about, read these, in consecutive order. (Fix a BIG bowl of popcorn and your favorite soft drink prior to starting. Hard liquor is only justified when you get to the fifth installment.)

What is a "Right"?

What is a "Right"? Revisited, Part I

What is a "Right"? Revisited, Part II

Rights, Morality, Idealism & Pragmatism, Part I

Rights, Morality, Pragmatism & Idealism, Part II

As before, I'll post Dr. Cline's reply and then my response as separate posts, one above the other.

(No, really! It's fun!)(To a point.)

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