A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a hostage

by Skip July 2, 2016

I should do this more often as we see a good outcome from what could have been a disaster; from The Blaze (emphasis mine, reformatted): A robbery suspect armed with a knife entered a Kangaroo gas station in East Ridge, Tennessee, on Thursday with intentions to steal cash and cigarettes — but he didn’t make it […]

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Quote of the morning

by Susan Olsen May 24, 2016

“With progressive causes, the goal is not the goal. The coercive means of achieving the goal is the goal. ” H/T Ol Remus  

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The operative phrase is “have to”

by Skip May 8, 2016

Delusional is a close second.  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Notable Quote – Marko Kloo

by Skip April 5, 2016

…When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a […]

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Notable Quote – The nature of Coercion

by Skip January 16, 2016

Moreover, physical force in a man’s hand is an instrument of such brutal character that its very nature destroys or excludes the kindlier or better qualities of human nature. The man who compels his neighbor is not the man who reasons with and convinces him, who seeks to influence him by example, who rouses him […]

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Notable Quote – Thomas Sowell

by Susan Olsen May 20, 2015

“[T]he federal government does not just “ask” for money. It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually before the people who have earned it see their paychecks. Despite pious rhetoric on the left about “asking” the more fortunate for more money, the government does not “ask” anything. It seizes what it wants by force. If […]

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Progressives – if they can’t beat you, they’ll just beat you

by Skip February 23, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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The Concord Monitor Editorial board has a distorted sense of “freedom”

by Skip February 19, 2015

Gosh, I can start this post just like I ended the last one (w/one small change): Remember, with Democrats Progressives  it is NEVER the actual purpose of Government (“…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments […]

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Freedom – and now we see where it has gone.

by Skip December 23, 2014

A story on when Government KNOWS what is best for you – even if you know it is not: a sad tale of Obamacare: My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their […]

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ObamaCare, ObamaZone – The Big Lie: ” It was disguised as something that would be almost completely voluntary”

by Skip July 27, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And that is not the expression of one that values or cherishes Freedom; instead, it is THE  seedling of Totalitarianism.  Obamacare, ObamaZoning – different facets of the same evil – those that have the hubris of incomplete knowledge that feel they have the right […]

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Notable Quote – Bertrand de Jouvenel, Don Boudreaux

by Skip June 26, 2014

… is from page 17 of Liberty Fund’s 1990 edition of Bertrand de Jouvenel’s book, The Ethics of Redistribution: Christ’s bidding to the rich is most imperative.  It is necessary to stress that while he urged the rich young man to “distribute unto the poor,” he did not tell the poor to take upon themselves to […]

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Liberalism, Ideas So Good They Have to be Mandatory

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014

Picking up on Susan’s theme….    

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“Asking”? The Government is really “asking”?

by Skip November 12, 2013

Kirsten Powers on Special Report (a Liberal) tonite was talking about Obamacare – the theme was that the Obama Administration was not and has not be honest with the American people as to why the new Obamacare healthcare insurance plans are WAY more expensive.  She took issue that HER plan was considered to be “substandard” […]

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“Let us see who is the strongest…”

by Susan Olsen December 30, 2012

I’m working on a new pillow…..  

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Reason and force

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2012

A fellow New Hampshire-ite wrote this several years ago and, while it has already been reposted and cross-posted around the blogosphere over the past few days, it is more than worthy of another read: Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something […]

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