Monday, May 09, 2005

VodkaPundit has a crisis of purpose – and great news

Steve was one the guys that led me to blogging. A great Libertarian realists, he is freedom lover’s freedom lover. As regular readers noticed, he has been blogging light as of late. Today he puts out a screed that gives the background and reasons for it.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, 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 are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Those are truths, and they are self evident, and I'm just plain tired of defending them against those who believe they are neither, and who cannot – will not – be convinced otherwise.
What exhausts me most – and what on bad days, just absolutely disgusts me - is that after three-plus years, I still haven't gotten a single worthwhile point through to a single person who should be my ally already.
Do I want a world where the US can retreat behind its borders and pursue a foreign policy of peaceful commerce? Oh, dear Whomever, yes I do. We'd all be happier, richer, and in some cases, far less dead. But that day is far off. The Civil War showed that slavery and freedom couldn't coexist in a single country. 9/11 showed that freedom and tyranny cannot coexist on a single planet. It's us or them, baby, and no libertarian daydream can wish that fact away. Tyranny breeds the fanatics who, thanks to modern technologies we created, are empowered to raze our mightiest skyscrapers.

It's us or them. It's our way or theirs.

This stream of conscience post of his is simply outstanding. He gives voice to the frustrations I have felt on why those 3.5 years ago you would have thought would be out there helping push are instead throwing rocks and biting ankles.

Steve has a lot going on, and is very close to closing up shop. He is with us still, for now. Stop by his blog and give “
Moral Exhaustion” a read and let Steve know that we still need him on the line with whatever rate of fire he can provide….and enjoy the great news announcement at the end.

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