"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Patriot's Lament July 21, 2012: Who Are You Not Voting For and Consequences And Compliance

In the first hour we talk about the non-choice of Romney vs. Obama. In the second hour we talk about getting off our knees and being a people of Liberty. We read an excerpt from Etienne de Le Boetie, and discuss his call to non-compliance. We discuss civil disobedience and the consequences of it. We also talk more about leaving the U.S.

1 comment:

  1. How rotten are the people? When you remove effects of natural consequences and replace them with political consequences you encourage people to be rotten. The consequences being political moves people's attention to warring with each other to gain power rather than to being productive, cooperative and acting wisely.

    The Good Government people on the right are just as dangerous as the Good Government people on the left, ultimately. In both cases when the government doesn't do what was promised (unintended consequences are a b*tch) the answer is always more power, more theft, more prisons, more war.

    As C.S. Lewis said, better to be ruled by the evil than by the busybody because the evil man's appetites may eventually be satisfied, but the busybody does what he does with the approval of his own conscience, "but I meant well."

    Boette (the bits I've read) are great. Molyneux makes the point well that the cows are trained to view any non-conforming cows as the real threat.

    Good to know that Randy had the courage of his convictions and voted for Ron Paul when there was nothing he could lose by doing so. As to Gore maybe rolling over and wetting himself, it would have been less bad than what Bush did. Amazing how even at this late date people can't recognize that. I admit it took me a year.

    Love Aaron making the Hoppean point about free entry into government! :)

    Jim in Kenai