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

Sunday, May 17, 2009

It's Good to Know How Valuable We Are

It's Good to Know How Valuable We Are

When we signed up for the 2A Blog Bash, we were told that if we were attending the annual banquet, they'd make sure to seat us all together at a "good" table. Last year in Louisville, we were towards the back, but right on the center aisle with a good view of the podium and the speakers.

This year? Well, as Denise said "We weren't at the worst table, but . . ." The "but" being we were at the table right next to it. I don't know what those people did to anger the NRA, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to know! Granted, something on the order of 6,300 people were served at one time, but still.

Having said that, the food was actually pretty good (the main course, anyway), and the two speakers were excellent. John Stossel kicked ass, and while I'm not a fan of Ollie North, he gave a damned good speech.

Stossel is trying his best to get his 20/20 pieces distributed to as many schools as he can on DVD to help teach "critical thinking" to students, which I think is a fine idea. He showed some short clips from a couple of those DVDs, and noted that most of his stuff is available on YouTube. In my copious (*COUGH!*) spare time, I'm going to have to go peruse those.

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