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““The real damage is done by those millions who want to ’survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.””     Sophie Scholl

February 11, 2011

Rand Paul At CPAC

by Doug Mataconis

Rand Paul’s speech yesterday at CPAC was very well received. and while Donald Trump may have thought that the Standing Room Only crowd in the ballroom was for him, it was actually for the guy who was speaking after him, the Senator from Kentucky:

Of course it probably wasn’t a good idea to follow up a speech by Rand Paul, with the crowd he drew, with the presentation of the “Defender of the Constitution Award” to Donald Rumsfeld, with a special appearance by Dick Cheney.


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