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

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Got 27 Minutes

Got 27 Minutes?

My Boomershoot buddy sent me a link to a speech given by new New Jersey governor Chris Christie to about 200 mayors at the New Jersey Statehouse. About thirty minutes, no teleprompters, no notes (not even on his palms) and no holds barred. He pulled no punches and spared no feelings.

As he says (at about 20 minutes in):
Now when I was running for governor I told people repeatedly, from February to November, that I was committed to governing as a one-termer. Now a lot of people thought that was political rhetoric, to try to get elected, and a lot of people thought that I didn't really mean it. I hope that when you see what I've done in the first five weeks that you know I meant it. 'Cause man, if you're looking to get re-elected, this is not the kinda stuff you do.
But it is the kind of stuff that has to be done. And it looks like the New Jersey electorate knows it.

If he manages to accomplish what he believes he needs to do, I would not be at all surprised to see New Jersey's economy rebound, their tax revenues rebound, and Christie get a second term through general acclaim.

And, of course, he'll be roundly denounced for failing on a campaign promise for doing so.

Give it a listen. It's damn seldom you hear a politician speak unvarnished truth.

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