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, April 10, 2013

"There's a reason education sucks..."

"...and it's the same reason it will never, ever, ever be fixed."  - George Carlin

George is pretty close, but it's not just the "greedy rich."  No, it's the people who don't make anything but laws - for your own good, you know.  This is why those rich people spend billions of dollars lobbying - THEY KNOW WHERE THE POWER IS.

I am reminded once again of C.S. Lewis' warning:
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
A tyranny of people who want to tell you what to eat, how much to drink, what job you're allowed and how to do it in minute detail - even though they've never done that job or anything like it in their entire lives, what car you can own, and where and how fast you can drive it, how much money you can earn and what you can do with it, that your children aren't really yours, they belong to the Collective (resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!). People who want to "fundamentally transform" the nation, to heal the planet and slow the rising of the oceans. People who believe that the purpose of Rule of Law is "human redemption."

No, I'd rather be tyrannized by the rich and greedy. The rich and greedy can only hire a few people with guns to make people do things. The Uplifters are convinced they're saving our souls (often while denying such things exist), and have military and police forces to impose their will on us.

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