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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. -- Woodrow Wilson, speech at New York Press Club (9 September 1912), in The papers of Woodrow Wilson, 25:124 (from here)
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I arrived at the 2009 Convention of the Republican Party of Virginia on Friday. Unlike previous years, this year I went to the Colosseum. This year the party had an especially large convention. Because of the crowd, over 10,000 delegates … Continue reading
In retrospect, I now find it strange how I was taught history. Instead of reading the writings of the people who lived during the times I studied, my teachers primarily instructed from history books. I would happily have read both works … Continue reading
Today is the big day, the start of the 2009 convention for the Republican Party of Virginia. We have three contested contests. Lieutenant Governor: Recommendation – Bill Bolling Attorney General: Recommendation – Ken Cuccinelli RPV Chair: Recommendation – Do not … Continue reading
Update: Here is link to a post at Smash Mouth Politics that also discusses Benjamin Franklin. Of late, I have enjoyed reading books written by famous men now deceased. So it is that I am in the process of reading … Continue reading
This post stems from an earlier post, a book review. The subject book was Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris. At the time I planned to discuss further some of the subjects brought up … Continue reading