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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
In the twentieth has been said in a highly acclaimed book that "healthy, rational people will not injure others." -- Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, 2007 Edition, p. 163
That "highly acclaimed book" is Ramsey Clark's 1970 Crime in America.

Think about that for a minute. From my perspective that sentiment is missing one word: "Healthy, rational people will not injure others criminally." There are other ways to say it, but honestly, given Clark's actions, I wonder if he didn't mean it precisely as it reads - that anyone who deliberately injures another for any reason cannot be healthy and/or rational.

This is, once again, a statement illustrating the inability to differentiate between violent-and-predatory, and violent-but-protective.

I would very much like to read that quote in full context.

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