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, June 02, 2011

Quote of the Day

(W)e've passed myraids of regulations, so much so, that no one can possibly know all of them; and we resort to "Living Constitutions" so that we don't have to follow the actual laws we find inconvenient. And given that the purpose of the Constitution was to secure liberty this generally means that we find more ways to destroy liberty, in the guise of preserving it. --  Reader "Alpheus" in a comment to Saul Cornell Turns Up Again
I am reminded of something Rob Smith (RIP) said once, in connection with Saul Cornell:
Why is it that the more imaginary "rights" people invent, the less personal freedom I have?
Because that's what they intend.

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