Saturday, July 05, 2003

Bill Whittle's Trinity - Capitalism, Freedom and Ingenuity

Go read it. Celebrate Independence Day and thank your lucky stars you live here. Here's a taste:

The idea that the United States can steal 10 trillion dollars a year from dirt-poor nations that don’t produce anything of value is absolutely insane, and yet, and yet, we hear it again and again and again from the professionally outraged who must be dim and obtuse beyond human imagining to keep making such an absurd and ludicrous lie the basis of their entire philosophy.

"War on Terrorism... Hooey! Call it what it is.

Rand Simberg has a column on Fox News on how the "War On Terrorism" is putting the kibosh on model rocketry. What really struck me though was this:

Sadly, the misnamed "War on Terrorism" ("terrorism" is a tactic, not an enemy--we are actually at war with radical Islam and Arab nationalism)...


Thursday, July 03, 2003

Nothing Scares Me More than Good Intentions Backed by Power

"Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends."

Isabel Paterson from The God of the Machine