The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Please do. I have used your blog for arguments, as I really enjoy it. As I can debate anyone on any topic, using "accepted" resources, that says a lot. About you.
Take all the time you need. Your writings are worth the wait.
The thanks goes to you sir, for the excellent arguments you have made over the years. Take all the time you need for the next essay, I'm sure it will be of uniform quality with previous postings.
I'll keep checking back, waiting around for the free ice cream. ;)
I've said it before and I'll say, er, I mean write, it again: It's better to get it right than to get it right now.
Think all you want. We'll be here.
The left represents the forces of collectivism, which inevitably (according to all the history I'm familiar with) results in the tyranny of very few over everybody else. Of course, most "thinking" lefties think they will end up on the top of the heap making policy, so if somebody down in the pile gets tyrannized a bit, well, that's just for the greater good of the greater number.
What I find incomprehensible is the unwillingness of the left to recognize (admit) what really happens when the left fully takes charge. Most of the "thinkers" tend to end up with a bullet in the brain. Journalists who write something unpopular with somebody higher up the food chain end up with a bullet in the brain. Professors who admit to thinking even a little bit outside the box end up with a bullet in the brain. (Substitute disappearing into a prison system without a habeas corpus procedure for a "bullet in the brain", if you're squeamish.) And it isn't the greatest thinker who ends up at the top - it's the guy with the most viscious streak, the guy willing to slit the most throats.
But, amazingly, the lefties still soldier on for the collective. You're absolutely right about the necessity for constant vigilance and effort to stomp on 'em. I'll look forward to your further writings on the subject.
I can recommend Ripples of Battle. It is a small but dense work, dense meaning not a lot of fluff, in a good way.
And don't forget to go to the range.
Wrangler: The lefties favorite refrain is obviously, "But our intentions were good." They have an amazing ability to ignore the difference between declared intentions and actual actions and results.
OTOH, there are those conservatives and libertarians that keep expecting Bushes to keep a promise...
I urge all on this site to read the book "While Europe Slept" by Bruce Bawer.
He discusses what is going on in Europe today regarding Muslim immigration. The book is recommended by Mona Charen. The author is gay and a liberal but it is must reading for everyone, liberals and conservatives alike, and will send a chill up your spine. Liberals will say "Oh my God," conservatives will say "We been trying to tell you." My wife is on the liberal side and those were her words to me, and I am libertarian and those were my words to her.
Another must is "The Empty Cradle" by Phillip Longman, about what is happening to our country because of low birth rates. This is must reading for everyone under 50 so you understand the future you are creating for yourselves. No preaching here, just the facts.