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If panic is to cartridges as conspiracy is to (IRS, AP, Benghazi, etc. ) . . .
Maybe it's not panic, just preparation . . .
"But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth." James 3:14
We all need to live lives of introspection.
The lie usually starts by lying to ourselves.
Great post. I'm right there with you.
Wal-Mart has 5.56/.223 for like $7 if you can use steel cased, and brass Winchester 5.56 at $12.27
Local Gun store here has quite a bit of .223/5.56 for 10-$12 per 20.(He also said he should be getting in small pistol primers, soon)
I imagine the Cabela's and Mills Fleet Farms will be catching up, too.
One thing that most of us libertarians should agree on is that the Federal Gov't has become a massive 2-headed Leviathan, with the Republicans and Democrats representing the 2 heads.
It does seem important to notice that Republican and Democrat is not the same as Conservative and Liberal.
I think Conservatives and Liberals both lose their religion when they join Leviathan.
This I feel is a large part of the Conservative and libertarian divide here on Ricochet. I, as a libertarian, feel that a lot of the Conservatives are too trusting or supportive of Big Government. They seem to have lost their small government, Constitutional Republic ideals.
Obama is just a back-slidden Socialist. He succumbed to the lure of Leviathan.
One way to think of it.
Spin: Fred, do you know anyone who's a heroin addict? Heroin should be illegal.
The fact that you are so deflated by this is just...irritating. Like Mollie says, get some perspective. · 5 minutes ago
But he wasn't talking about heroin specifically and didn't name it.
He mentioned marijuana by name.
Look, you can make a case for heroin prohibition. Fine. It's nasty, nasty stuff. I don't agree, but I can see how it makes sense.
But marijuana prohibition is different. Even Pat Robertson is against pot prohibition. · 9 hours ago
Pat Robertson is pretty much equal to Alex Jones . . .
I'm sorry, you need to get a special permit to post this kind of stuff.
John Walker has been granted the Ricochet Monopoly on Cosmic Architecture and Quarks.
Your point is not without its merit. · 9 hours ago
You're a sly one, Mr Fred . . .
Majestyk: So what you're trying to say is... he has ambitions to be something other than a carnival barker or circus freakshow should he run for national office?
I'm more inclined to give him a look now as I see that he has a practical side and isn't a rigid, dogmatic idealogue. · 8 hours ago
Fred's Reverse Psychology is working!!
Who else would investigate ACORN?
Have you considered the possibility that you're already too smart for your own britches?
The quote above is very out of context. I googled it and read it within the paragraph and the next, in context.
The libertarian beliefs most hold in the US, represented by Reason, CATO, Mises.org, etc., are not what Mr Chesterton is criticizing. They might be what Mr. Shaw was espousing, but I think "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (the Golden Rule) is a perfect starting point for true libertarian ideals.
An earlier quote, criticizing Mr Shaw: "It was, in brief, that conservative ideals were bad, not because They were conservative, but because they were ideals. Every ideal prevented men from judging justly the particular case; every moral generalization oppressed the individual; the golden rule was there was no golden rule."
One of the main criticisms of Ron Paul, is that he holds too fast to his ideals.
So, I call BS for a quote out of context and not understanding modern libertarianism.
Yes, it is.
I think the IRS scandals are the biggest problem. If large heads don't roll, our Government has probably passed some point of corruptability that it cannot reverse.
It's like they are turning the IRS into ACORN.
That is really scary to me.
Excellent Essay. Loved this line: "Leave aside the accumulated wisdom of human experience, like all the good little liberals do . . . "
Pseudodionysius: (Thread Bump).
Number 1 on the Member Feed for at least 5 more minutes. · 22 minutes ago
Beware. Even Lockerstotle cannot resist the power of Skywhale forever.... · 1 hour ago
Catholicism and America, BYOD bar conversations and a flying boob-whale-- not sure what the top three topics say about Rico right now.... · 2 minutes ago
Jell-O wrestling and the Benghazi cover-up now also featured on the main feed. What a splendid mess. · 16 minutes ago
Something is wrong with the link on the member feed list, at least for me.
I had to get to the conversation from Pseudo's member page.
Also, this is so deep and over my head, I'm going to go take a nap.
Good sleeping reading . . .
"Intellectually, conservativism is hard. It is not merely moral indignation converted to public policy. Rather, it is very nearly the exact opposite. It is acceptance of the fact that, for a variety of reasons, moral indignation must be dealt with on a personal level. That means we have to think about it. It means that solutions must be ours, and that action must also be ours. " . . .
"Point being, the urgency of the ends does not negate the need to contemplate the means (which may, after all, lead to additional ends not desired). It is certainly easier to tattle than it is to solve my own problems - that is precisely why conservativism is difficult."
Hey Ryan! Beautiful piece. One little nitpick:
I think you are confusing Conservatism with Libertarianism . . .(Modern Conservatives and Liberals/Progressives are Statist)
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