Ok…we haven’t been around much. We are relocating to a new “gulch”. We are almost in. Once we get settled there should be more bloggin’ goin’ on. In the meantime visit the links on the blogroll. Most of them are good eggs, and they all have something to say.
One thing I need to make clear. Liberty is only for those who actually want it. If you don’t want it, you won’t do the things neccesary to achieve it and you won’t be free. If you do want it, then no one in the world will keep it from you. It is that simple. Too many times I hear liberty minded folk asking for government or society to give them freedom. If freedom is something that can be given, then it can also be taken away. Remember, no one can enslave you without your permission. Take freedom for yourself. Set an example for others and stop “trying to change the world”.
“… the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or to forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because in the opinions of others to do so would be wise or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil in case he do otherwise. ”
— John Stuart Mill, On Liberty