Most people don’t really want the truth

Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It’s worth it. It’s a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else’s rights, because if you don’t there is no one to defend yours. — MaxedOutMama

I don’t just want gun rights… I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance….I want the whole bloody thing. — Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.— Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been “liberated” to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it’s because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it’s because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. —Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. —Billy Beck

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Quote of the Day – Stephen Kruiser Edition

From his daily Morning Briefing, titled:  Defund the Public Education Leftist Indoctrination Mills

While I have never been one to view anything as an existential crisis, I’ve more and more come to believe that the upcoming presidential election will be a watershed moment for the United States. If Joe Biden wins, it will be the complete triumph of decades of public education indoctrination. The drift of so many young Americans towards socialism and anti-American sentiment is the direct result not being taught real American history, but being fed a leftist line that seeks to rewrite and/or whitewash much of what made this country great.

Do read the whole thing, but seriously, Stephen?  Now?  You’re a pundit.  I’m just the average guy, and I figured that out a few years ago.  Defunding public education isn’t enough.  We need to nuke the site from orbit until the rubble bounces, and salt the Trinitite.  Public education isn’t “fixable.”  The problem isn’t the schools, its the people who run them.  We have to get them away from the children.

And for those of you who ask “Well, what do we replace them with?” please read Education, Societal Division and a Proposal

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Virtually all reasonable laws are obeyed, not because they are the law, but because reasonable people would do that anyway. If you obey a law simply because it is the law, that’s a pretty likely sign that it shouldn’t be a law.

Anonymous

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Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions.

William Godwin

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