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Archive for November, 2005

Humble equality vs. haughty equality

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

In the history of the United States, the word equality has been held in the highest esteem. It has also been subjected to a multitude of meanings. Our understanding of equality has drifted far from what it was when Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” [...]

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Why Leftists Hate Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Leftist author and University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen wrote an article for Alternet (hat tip: Instapundit) where he bashed Thanksgiving as “the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men [...]

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Why <span style="font-style:italic;">progressives</span> really aren’t

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

The so-called progressives of whom I speak are actually collectivists, in that they abhor individualism and individual rights, insofar as such are symbolic of self-reliance. Generally, they think in terms of all-for-one and one-for-all. What’s more, they’re not satisfied with a mutual and voluntary communal arraignment. No, self-styled progressives seek to use the police power [...]

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Stop That Loitering!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

With a hat tip to View From The Porch, we have this lovely photo from Rochester, NY. Just to be clear, this man was stopped and arrested because he was “loitering”. He had not actually committed a crime at the point that the police began arresting him. The full story is here.

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The United States: An Authoritarian Oligarchy?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

After a variety of conversations with people on how our country can move forward I have come to the conclusion that most of them need to read the Constitution before having that conversation. There is a very limited understanding of what that document says, and yet it is written in plain English and is not [...]

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“… Against All Enemies, Foreign…”

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

“… And Domestic.” If the facts of the case are as reported here, sounds like some Federal employees and officers have forgotten a few things. Like, oh, their allegiance to the Constitution? (See: the Bill Of Rights, you wretches.) zombyboy may be right; for all I know, Ms. Davis may well not be “a person [...]

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Thanksgiving: My Favorite Time of Year

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

I enjoy Thanksgiving. I really enjoy it. It is, in fact, my favorite holiday. It’s the one holiday that doesn’t seem to be, for the most part, commercialized. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those who thinks it is simply awful that other holidays are about white sales, or getting presents, or buying [...]

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Sorry About That

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

I forgot that Internet Explorer cannot handle certain standard features of a stylesheet design. So, in the past 12 hours if you visited and the site looked really stupid in IE, it’s because I didn’t test a stylesheet change in all browswers. It’s fixed now.

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Three Quotes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Sometime soon I’ll get a random quote generator on here. In the meantime, here’s a few quotes to ponder for the day. “Freedom includes the right to say what others may object to and resent… The essence of citizenship is to be tolerant of strong and provocative words.” – John G. Diefenbaker (1895-1979) Prime Minister [...]

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About Quincy – The (highly) abridged version

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

In the blogosphere I go by Quincy, which is a nickname I picked up in high school. I’m a twenty-something working as a software designer at an insurance company here in Marin County, CA. Odd place to find someone with my pro-liberty beliefs, I know. More on that in a moment. I spend my off [...]

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Robert: a thumbnail sketch

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I, along with my co-contributors, recognize that liberty inheres to the generic viagra individual; liberty is not that which is granted by governments or benevolent rulers. It's as an individual that I think and act, with the full understanding that I, alone, am responsible for the consequences of my thoughts and actions. In light of [...]

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Who Am I ? Why Am I Here ?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

A very good question, some people who know me might say. I’m a 37 year old attorney living in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Those of you who know Washington know that it is surrounding by an eight-lane highway called the Beltway. My homestead is about 30 miles south of the Beltway, hence [...]

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Freedom OF Thought, or Freedom FROM Thought?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Freedom of thought (not freedom from it) is vitally important to our survival in the future as people who love Life, Liberty & Property. As the old saying goes, those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and there are many things going on in the world today that bear some careful thought and consideration.

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Introducing the Liberty Papers

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Over the past few days I’ve been teasing folks with very brief posts about “The Liberty Papers”. Well, the teasing is over. We are here and live. So, now it seems that it’s time to introduce the Liberty Papers. We are a group of people who hold some very specific beliefs. We believe that the [...]

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TANSTAAFL

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

What the heck is that word, it looks like something a deranged Russian Commie who’s had too much vodka would say. Well, it’s actually an acronym and it stands for “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. In other words, everything has a cost. The key to living life is to understand that [...]

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A Bit About Kevin

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I am a 21 year old university student attending Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. My majors are history and political science. My politics are roughly classical liberal, like everyone else here, and I normally self-identify as a libertarian though I have been described and self-identify sometimes as a conservative. I believe the only legitimate [...]

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Carnival of Liberty XXI

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Carnival of Liberty XXI is up at Left Brain Female’s blog this week. This is one of the best weeks ever. Some of the writing, from such folks as Warren Meyers, Eric Raymond, Brad Warbiany and many others, is absolutely fantastic thinking on individual rights and liberties, freedom of speech, intellectual property and more. I [...]

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What the Heck is a Muscular Minarchist?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I am a Muscular Minarchist. I believe in an absolutely minimalist government that provides a strong defense. I want a government that stays out of my wallet, out of my bedroom, and out of my business.

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Who is Kay?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Wife, Mother, Political “Junkie”, Teacher, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Photographer . . . Not necessarily in that order!

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The World’s Youngest Curmudgeon

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

There are many roads to becoming a classical liberal, and I would be sure that among the various contributors to this blog, we’ll have traveled a wide variety of them. Many people older than myself once held faith in the institutions of government, only to learn over time that their faith was unfounded. They were [...]

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