Robert Heinlein

With due respect to Robin Eubanks and Robert Heinlein

by Skip August 2, 2014

During our second segment of GrokTALK! this morning, we talked with Robin Eubanks:  “author of  Credentialed to Destroy — Robin S. Eubanks — calls in to update us on state and globally directed education”reform,” what they call competency based education.”   We discussed how the impending curriculum of Common Core and newest iteration of CBE really […]

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“An armed Citizenry…”

by Skip May 29, 2014

(H/T: Soldier Systems)

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“I am Free because”

by Skip May 28, 2014

(H/T: Soldier Systems)

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Skip May 28, 2014

But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they […]

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Well, we are named, in part, from one of his books

by Skip October 26, 2013

They are now taking votes for The Hall of Famous Missourians – and Robert Heinlein (“Grok” is from his “Stranger in a Strange Land“) is among the nominees. Please go and vote!

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Skip May 19, 2013

Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat driver” syndrome. – Robert […]

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Uncomfortable truths and America’s coming “bad luck”

by Tim Condon March 20, 2013

I’m seeing evidence of a dawning realization accompanied by increasing discussion—sometimes coupled with resignation—about some very uncomfortable truths about welfare state socialism. It used to be you couldn’t talk directly and openly about the problem. Now people are. A couple of examples:

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Some People Stay In Rhode Island And Vote Democrat – This Is Known As ‘Bad Luck’

by Mike February 28, 2013

Riffing off the Heinlein Quote about reviling success and accepting tyranny, we have this gem via American Spectator about Apathy and Fear in the Ocean State. In Rhode Island, The ‘State of Corruption'{TM}, government has become so expensive, and so oppressive, and has so many dependents (current and former government employees exceed 20% of the […]

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Stolen from Tim – Robert Heinlein Quote

by Mike February 26, 2013

Tim slipped this quote into his post this morning, and I thought it worthy of elevating to the level of its own post. After all, Robert Heinlein helped to name this blog, for are we not all “Strangers in a Strange Land”, and do we not seek to understand our situations “in fullness”? Throughout history, […]

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Skip December 20, 2012

“The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”  – Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author   “…those who want people to be controlled” – Those that wish to oblige them? They be called “Progressives”

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Skip November 27, 2012

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” “I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” -Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest science fiction writers during the Golden Age of Science Fiction Most […]

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“Bad Luck”

by Skip October 22, 2012

As GraniteGrok is, in part, named from a word from Heinlein best seller “Stranger in a Strange Land” – grok), this is appropriate.  From Instapundit: THE ITALIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN COVERING ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Italian scientists convicted over earthquake warning. This calls into mind Robert Heinlein: Throughout history, poverty is the normal […]

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