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We will not be a fully free society until the dissemination of one’s “Free Speech” is a factor of the quality of our ideas, rather than the quantity of our paycheck.

– Me

Why I’m hesitant…

This exchange from the movie “Witness” captures one of the reasons why I am always hesitant to support, no matter how clear cut it may seem to be, instigating violence or war:

Eli Lapp: This gun of the hand is for the taking of human life. We believe it is wrong to take a life. […]

Popping to the top…

Refreshing this after reading yet another annoying anti-tax diatribe:

He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.

– Ben Franklin

If you don’t want to pay taxes, then get off my lawn society.

To put it another way…

From my earlier post on incorporation. If you really believe in “personal responsibility”, then why don’t you petition to eliminate the “limited liability” and socialized (ala “Socialism”) redistribution of risk that incorporation represents???

Dang, Einstein I didn’t know you had it in you…

Perhaps he recanted later, but Albert Einstein in 1949:

I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself […]

“States Rights” my ass…

South Carolina:

… A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery … We, therefore, the People of South Carolina, by […]

Happy Loyalty Day…

“free market”, “socialism”, and “government interference”…

When people talk about “free markets” and how the government should keep its hands out of the markets they are showing a cultural blindness to the truth that the government is massively intervening, or “interfering” as it might be, in markets on a literal momentary basis.

Metaphorically speaking, when someone is raised in a religion, […]

“Steve Jobs” quote

One quote stood out for me in the latest “Steve Jobs” movie, one that I think many at the top could be well served to listen to (or at least, the average person would be well served if they listened to it):

“it’s not binary: you can be decent and gifted at the same time”


Yes it does – when are you going to start doing it again?