Last weekend I wrote one of my regular columns for Townhall.com. I considered what the Libertarian Party challenge means to limited-government folks in the Republican Party. Unfortunately, while I was told they would be publishing that column, it has still not been.
The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
If the liberty of your neighbor scares you, that is your malfunction, not his. You are the one who needs to adapt.
CHARGE: Resisting Arrest
VERDICT: Not Guilty
Democrats and Republicans in Congress, reeling from low voter-approval ratings, are anxious to cut a budget deal that takes the heat off of both parties yet keeps their special interest masters content.
Arbitrary rule has its basis, not in the strength of the state or the chief, but in the moral weakness of the individual, who submits almost without resistance to the domineering power.
War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society these irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.
There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
All human beings should try and learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.