[Some would read the above and think of it as a bad thing. I read the above and see freedom and liberty. The reason I see freedom and liberty in the above is because both of those require personal responsibility. I am personally responsible for my family and I’s safety, there is no one else to pass the buck on to. As such the state has absolutely no business what so ever limiting or restricting my access to commonly used tools for this purpose. -B]
It is disappointing that it was not a complete and utter blow out, but it’s still nice to see they couldn’t scrounge up the votes. Of course Obama is crying that it is necessary to protect our borders and national security. The only thing that Act has done is allow the government to abuse its citizens. Hopefully that pile of garbage will stay dead and expire, though they will probably find a way to resurrect it.
Let me put it a way these people might understand, stop destroying the pristine wilderness because you think it would look better if you changed how something was done. You moved here because you hated how you destroyed your previous location.
So let me say this to those wanting to leave California and find some place new, the Palouse sucks. There’s nothing to do within 150 miles, nothing but rolling wheat fields, and evidently we’re not that bright out here either. You just don’t want to move here, it totally sucks.
Christina Aguilera was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl 45. How hard can that be? Apparently for Christina Aguilera it was very hard.
Apparently, Christina Aguilera got too involved in her performance to notice that the line is not, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.” See the video below for her failed national anthem attempt.
The line Christina Aguilera erred on was, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.” According to a statement released by the singer, her Super Bowl flub was due to the gravity of the movement.
“Liberty is the power to do everything that does not interfere with the rights of others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of every individual has no limits save those that assure to other members of society the enjoyment of the same rights.” –Thomas Paine, Plan of a Declaration of Rights
[I do not understand what is so difficult about this for people to understand. Maybe it is because I was raised in a very libertarian household. What I do in my house, on my property, with my friends is my business. No one, not my neighbors, not the city, not the state, not the federal government has any right to stop me except in the case of my interfering with the rights of others. The hard part though is the definition of the word right has been twisted and mangled to the point where people don’t really understand what a right is any more. Even more than that though, potentialities are commonly called actualities when they are NOT.
It is obvious though that when you step back, many liberties have been destroyed in this country. The damage from prohibition still lingers as people still attempt the same approach with other materials they dislike. The substitute for alcohol has been firearms and other drugs. Materials that truthfully are no one’s business but the claim for potentiality provides the power. I could care less if my neighbor wants to sit in their house and get high. I could care less about who has a relationship with whom. The bottom line is no one should be regulating what I can and cannot do that does not infringe upon the actual rights of others.
I was raised constantly hearing the following, “There are three types of people in the world. Those who want to be slaves, those who want to be slave owners, and those who wish to be neither.” I was raised to be in that third class. I wish more people actually wanted to live in this third region. If it wasn’t for groups one and two, this place would be a hell of a lot more fun. -B]