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

Friday, January 07, 2011

Ravenwood's Law

Ravenwood's Law is expressed:
As a discussion about guns grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Dodge City or the Wild West approaches one.
It doesn't have to be a "discussion," apparently.  This was in Wednesday's local paper "letters to the editor" section:
Harper's plan for education: guns Re: the Dec. 23 article "Legislator wants end to campus gun bans."
Bravo state Sen. Jack Harper, the Old West's true son! Got a big issue? Just grab a big gun!

Armed guys on campus? Jack finds it prudent to arm the professor as well as the student.

But one little problem: This plan no doubt shall turn every classroom into the O.K. Corral.

Ernest von Nardroff
Retired, Tucson
And immediately below that gem came another example of "The Philosophy Cannot Be Wrong! Do It Again Only HARDER!"
Economic theory not fully tested

Re: the Dec. 24 letter to the editor "Keynesian theory proved to be a failure."

A letter writer claims Keynesian economics is dead and cites the failure of the stimulus package to end the recession as proof.

The death proclamation is both premature and wrong.

The Bush recession (began in 2007) has resulted in historically high consumer debt levels and $12 trillion in lost home and investment values.

Consequently, because of demand/supply inelasticity, consumers are not positioned to spend (demand) the economy out of the recession.

Clearly, what is needed is stimulated demand.

U.S. economic expansion is currently so slow that in order to grow demand, a multi-billion or even a multi-trillion dollar stimulus is needed.

The only lesson from the failure of the first stimulus package is that it was far too small.

Stuart A. Ulanoff
I'm very glad I don't waste my money on a subscription.

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