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Interesting Passages VII…

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

From Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto: In regards to property equaling liberty: “As the individual’s time on Earth is finite, so, too, is his labor. The illegitimate denial or diminution of his private property enslaves him to another and denies him his liberty.” “A free people living in a civil society, […]

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Tags: Literature · politics

Read This Book!

April 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I don’t care what your political leanings are. If you want to understand how real Conservatives think (and the term “real Conservatives” absolutely does NOT apply to Republicans over the last ten years), then you absolutely must read this book: It is an absolutely no-nonsense, no pulled-punches look at Constitutionalism and Conservatism and why we […]

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Interesting Passages V…

January 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

More Robert A. Heinlein goodness. I can’t seem to get enough of him lately. Most of these quotes are from his character Jubal Harshaw, who many believe is truly the main character (rather than Valentine Michael Smith) in Heinlein’s book Stranger In A Strange Land. I haven’t read all of Heinlein’s work, but his Jubal […]

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Tags: Literature

Terry Brooks’ Latest…

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I just finished reading the conclusion to Terry Brooks’ Genesis Of Shannara trilogy, The Gypsy Morph, and let me just say “WOW!!” If you like science-fiction/fantasy, then read this trilogy! However, you should probably start with Brooks’ The Word And The Void trilogy, as it provides ALL the back-story for The Genesis Of Shannara. The […]

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Tags: Literature

Interesting Passages II…

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

More interesting passages. These from Robert A. Heinlein‘s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. “[There] are no circumstances under which State is justified in placing its welfare ahead of mine.” “Women are amazing creatures – sweet, soft, gentle, and far more savage than we [men] are.” “Rules and laws are always for the other fellow, […]

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Interesting Passages…

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Lately, I’ve taken to writing passages I find meaningful in the backs of the books I’ve been reading. I started this practice while reading Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough For Love, and continued it over the next six or seven books I’ve read. Here are a couple interesting passages from Orson Scott Card’s book The Worthing […]

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Tags: Literature