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, July 11, 2012

Question for Aaron Sorkin - Then Which Country IS?

HBO has another of its independent series running, Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, where Jeff Daniels plays a composite of Dan Rather, Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman. Here's an excerpt from the first episode, where Daniel's character drops his pretense of impartiality and says what he (Sorkin) really feels:

Now there are some things he says there that I agree with, but not (I am certain) for the same reasons. The question I am left with though, is if America once was but is no longer the greatest nation on Earth, which one is? And how do you define it?

Just a note: Dan Rather likes the show. (Quelle suprise.)

UPDATE: Sorry Aaron, but the United States is and remains the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, and here's just one reason why.

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