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, September 01, 2007

Only Democrats and Dictators Fear Elections.

That's a line from James Hudnall, from a post no longer available on the web. It stuck with me, and I've quoted it a couple of times here. It seems once again pertinent.

carries a piece today on the efforts of T.J. Rogers, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Dartmouth alum who got himself elected to the board of trustees at Dartmouth in an attempt to effect some positive change.

Things have not gone well. The powers-that-be in the board of trustees are not at all happy to have their power challenged by diversity of thought.

Here's the quote of the day from that piece:
This is not a conservative-liberal conflict. This is a libertarian-totalitarian conflict.
Please read the whole piece.

This is just one more facet in something that's been stirring in the back of my mind for a while, waiting to become another essay.

(h/t: Instapundit.)

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