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A salute to honest, ethical attorneys at law (you know who you are) —   I have had the privilege of being represented by two different attorneys, at two different times, both of them skilled, eloquent, honest, experienced, compassionate, generous, thoughtful, powerful and effective men who have restored my faith in their profession. As John Adams […]

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Upon returning from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George was asked how he thought it went. He responded, “I think I did as well as might be expected, seated as I was between Jesus Christ and Napoleon Bonaparte.” I find this quote insightful and important for understanding what happened […]

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I’m a little late folks. Please blame the Makers Mark I drank last night. After my run, I realized I forgot to do my QOTD as per my promise to Dime. I just hope the holy sock, @10cents will forgive us our tardiness as we forgive them who, uhm, trespass our tardiness against us, or […]

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Lest there be any well-intentioned persons who do not perceive the difference…between religion and the cant of religion, piety and the pretence of piety, a humble reverence for the great truths of Scripture and an audacious and offensive obtrusion of its letter and not its spirit in the commonest dissensions and meanest affairs of life, […]

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“Political reasons have not the requisite certainty to afford rules of juridical interpretation. They are different in different men. They are different in the same men at different times. And when a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of […]

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It is inevitable that the decay of sentiment should be accompanied by a deterioration of human relationships, both those of the family and those of friendly association, because the passion for immediacy concentrates upon the presently advantageous. After all, there is nothing but sentiment to bind us to the very old or to the very […]

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Capitalism is progressive, socialism is not… The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. […]

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“I would remind you that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. ”  Barry Goldwater in his acceptance speech at the 1964 Republican convention. I watched this speech live and this quote has stayed with me ever since. Preview […]

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Fairly new as a member to Ricochet? Or have you been lurking or only commenting for years? Well, @10cents has come up with the easy way to start a conversation, and you don’t have to write anything original. In fact, all that you have to do is quote someone else! At the moment, there are […]

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“Long ago, there must have been a golden age of harmony between Heaven and Earth. High was high, low was low. Inside was in, and outside was out. But now we have money. Now everything’s out of balance. They say time is money. But they got it all wrong. Time is the absence of money.” -Emit Flesti […]

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“I’m sorry, Prince Edvard. You had a wonderful civilization here on Marduk. You could have made almost anything of it. But it’s too late now. You’ve torn down the gates; the barbarians are in.”—Spoken by Prince Lucas Trask in H. Beam Piper‘s Space Viking This has been on my mind often in the last eight […]

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Not every Libertarian has smoked dope. I haven’t. I believe in drug experimentation but I was in the control group. Before I was a libertarian, I thought it might make sense for the government to increase the size of the control group. I no longer trust it to do that. I commend his long-running blog […]

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