If you know you’re going to have to be an outlaw all your life to get as close as possible to living in liberty, it removes a lot of the hesitation about breaking “laws“.
Why are legislative messes so quick to be made but so slow to be removed once in place? After they are shown to move society further from the goal used to justify them, they should be immediately reversed.
It seems many– if not most— people have hypotheses of How Things Work that depend on everyone being evil idiots… except when they have political power. In that case, they are necessary and society can’t function without them. Mmhmm. Sure.
(My Eastern New Mexico News column for June 30, 2021)
You are smart enough to know a hammer is the wrong tool for driving a screw. Yes, It can work in an emergency, but it isn’t best and can cause future problems. Either use a screwdriver for the scre…
Because I care about you, I want you to be armed at all times. Just in case. That’s the loving, civilized position to adopt with regard to my fellow human beings.
“Gun control” [sic] is anti-science. It is superstition. It is historical ignorance, technological ignorance, and sociological ignorance. It is racist, sexist, and government-supremacist. It is antisocial. It doesn’t make anyone but the bad guys safer. Senile Grampa Joe embodies all of this and more (as has every president before him).
(My Eastern New Mexico News column for June 23, 2021)
You are responsible for yourself. No one else can be as responsible for yourself as you are, nor can you ever be completely responsible for anyone but yourself. Please do your best in the case of b…
Many times over the years people have demanded proof that liberty is better than the alternative. Sometimes the detail being questioned changes — maybe it’s the concept of human rights or ethics they are objecting to — but the argument is the same. They don’t accept the superiority of liberty over whatever they’d prefer, so they demand proof.
Beyond rights I care about the most, you have the right to do things that don’t interest me at all, or things I don’t like. As long as “it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg,” as Thomas Jefferson said — nor the pockets or legs of anyone else — I support your right to live as you wish. I don’t care who it offends; there is no right to not be offended.
I haven’t bothered to read Fauci’s supposedly incriminating emails, because I don’t really care about his opinion and whether he lied. I already knew he’s a government-supremacist and as such can’t be trusted. Did anyone not know this?