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, June 30, 2010

I Hereby Declare My Support for . . .

. . . the guy that isn't McCain or Hayworth. I said back in 2006 that "It is my intention to do whatever I can to ensure that John McCain does not get elected to dogcatcher ever again." But in 2008 I was forced to - grudgingly - pull the lever for him when he ran for President as "the least repulsive Democrat" on the ticket.

Not this time, though. He's running for re-election to his Senate seat. His major opponent in the Republican primary is J.D. Hayworth, a former Representative who lost his seat in 2007. The mud-slinging here in Arizona is heavy, and Hayworth is receiving the bulk of it, especially after McCain's campaign dropped a nuke on him, bringing up a "get free money from the .gov" infomercial he did in 2007. It's a body-blow to a guy running on a fiscal-conservative tea-party platform, one he didn't need.

I wasn't happy about voting for Hayworth, either, and yes, I know I'm going to "throw my vote away" in voting for this guy in the primary: Jim Deakin. He's currently polling at about 7%. Fine. He still gets my vote. And in November when it's McCain against whatever loser the Democrats run against him, I'll abstain from voting.

Until the primary, though, Deakin gets my support.

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