Question your assumptions.
Check your premises.
Think for yourself.
No matter what.
Couldn’t agree with Bill more.
I strive to live my life free of anyone controlling my every movement. And then I look around at friends and family, they love rules and regulations, even complaining about those who don’t conform to societal norm.
Yup, there’s a shitstorm coming, and I can’t wait to see those crybabies wailing for more laws.
SemperFi: Be careful what you wish for. The crybabies have the votes and the money to buy the hack politicians. I fear folks like you and I will be writing a lot of midnight letters.
My thoughts exactly, having stood in the yellow footprints painted
on the deck, and living the life, lines, formations, ordered to go,
ordered to stop.
I enjoy my freedom, I cherish it unbeknownst to most, and look on
my fellow citizens with a mild contempt for they are mostly drones.
I feel I can tell if another man has served, his direct look , judging
you, this is necessary in a man sent in harms way because who
trusts their life to someone who cannot look you in the eye. 0311
When I separated from the army, I never worked for anyone else again. I woke-up when I felt like it, and worked when I wanted to. While most were scurrying around to “get to work” I was casting off lines and taking a morning cruise on the lake sipping a coffee. Heh. I just woke-up right now. It’s good to be free.
“For, if one is aware that these know-hows will naturally, yes, automatically, arrange themselves into creative and productive patterns in response
to human necessity and demand— that is, in the absence of
governmental or any other coercive master-minding—then one
will possess an absolutely essential ingredient for freedom: a
faith in free people. Freedom is impossible without this faith.” -Leonard Read
Referenced in BB’s post. I Pencil looks like a great teaching tool for the youth. You know the ones who will be left if we don’t fix this situation.
For some reason this passage from Ferling’s “Leap In the Dark” with regard to Patrick Henry comes to mind: “Henry’s histrionics not only wore thin but his associates found that behind the fire and thunder lurked a rather ordinary mind.”
Henry went home after just a few weeks into the second Continental Congress. He was ineffectual.
Must be why we quote him to this day, maybe more than any other Founder…he was ineffectual. Got any more genius logic?
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