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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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Some of our elected officials will at least take the trouble to send back an automated response. One such is Senator Jim Webb. Thus when I sent him my last email (see here), I got the following in reply. Senator … Continue reading
Because news stories can proceed rather strangely from dubious “facts,” it is often better to set back and watch awhile before offering an opinion. Since the emails related to ClimateGate were stolen, I reserved judgement – waiting for confirmation. However, at this point I have also begun … Continue reading
I expect it has been done, and I have just never heard it. Surely someone has mentioned it. When they write, some journalists commit hate crimes. Nonetheless, I fear this is just one of those things we have to put up … Continue reading
When Alexis De Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, he observed the class distinctions between Americans during the years of 1831 and 1832 . He was particularly interested in these distinctions as they related to the governance of our society. What … Continue reading