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    What Do You Care What Other People Think

    in which he explained his father's philosophy, which was that knowing the name of something tells you nothing. Look at how it behaves. He used a bird as an example.

    For example, the word Conservative has become completely meaningless. There are no Conservatives any more. (It has become much worse since I wrote that.) If you actually look at what Edmund "Tax and Spend" Bucke (once the Father of Conservatism, and now just a lousy Liberal), said and did,

    Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. Economy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving but selection. Parsimony requires no providence, no sagacity, no powers of combination, no comparison, no judgment.
    you find President Obama, not anything like any Republican racist, bigot, misogynist, and so on.
       Men are qualified for civil liberty
    • in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites,
    • in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity,
    • in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption,
    • in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.

        Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sat May 11, 2013 at 11:04:48 AM PDT

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