Saturday, January 3, 2009

Victor or Victim?

Great story, dumb warning.

The idiocy of the reporter's comment that police do not recommend fighting off an attacker. Whether true or not, what does the reporter want? A limpwristed victim? They would rather report on the homicide or the carjacking, rather than see a citizen stop the crime from happening in the first place.

This country was built on a history of fighting to protect our rights, our principles and our lives.

Nowadays, it appears that we believe the only way to keep our freedoms is to negotiate with evil.

It is wrong to think that belief in freedom always leads to victory; we must always be prepared for it to lead to defeat. If we choose freedom, then we must be prepared to perish along with it.
--Karl Popper

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
--Thomas Jefferson

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
--Benjamin Franklin

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