The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
First rate stuff, Kevin.
Thank you, though I'm not completely pleased with the way it turned out. It's a bit clunky.
Did you have to link to that statist fuckwit at potowmack.org?
Yes I did. He makes a perfect counterpoint.
Nice job, kevin.
Thank you for giving my comments concerning the practice of personal sovereignty a wider audience.
The Eric S. Raymond quote came from his highly-recommended essay, "Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun", available at http://www.catb.org/~esr/guns/gun-ethics.html .
You're welcome. It was very pointed and eloquent, and was the catalyst for this essay. Thanks for writing it.
I'll modify the post to include the link to Raymond's piece.
Mmm I like the letter you quoted. If anyone has to hold a gun, it should probably be someone who thinks that they are morally sovereign (read: I decide what's right and wrong).
Didn't you just object that "what barbarian invading forces did is no proof text on morality"?
I'm sure they believed themselves "morally sovereign."
Very impressive. I offer my humble thanks for putting into words ideals I could not hope to do justice to.
Thank you, sir.