An expression of personal freedom designed to educate people about the meaning and importance of freedom and personal responsibility. Topics will include current events, historical analysis, gun control and firearms rights, education, politics and more. I write in support of freedom lest darkness fall upon our society in the form of dwindling rights, apathy and oppression.
I am a neolibertarian minded individual who feels that freedom and individual rights take precedence over the wants of government. I believe government exists to serve the people and not to protect us from ourselves. I am an advocate for private firearms ownership, smaller government, reduced taxes and freedom to live your life however you choose, providing you do not directly hurt others.
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A Feast For Crows This latest installment of Gearge R. R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" series isn't quite as gripping as the previous books but is still a pretty good read.
Phantom Book 10 in the Sword of Truth series continues to keep the reader riveted while repeatedly emphasizing the duty and importance of self defense.
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed A follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel that explains the geographic, environmental and socio-economic reasons that can cause civilizations and communities to collapse.
So far Australia has banned guns, swords and laser pointers and more for "public safety" reasons. Now, in their never-ending quest to impose morality through bans, they have decided to ban a video game:
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Australian officials effectively banned the computer game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and ordered it removed from stores Friday because it contains hidden sex scenes that can be viewed with a special Internet download.
Somehow I don't think this ban will be any more successful in improving their society than have been the plethora of other bans. For one thing, people who want the game can just download it off of the internet. When will they learn? Bans are especially silly when they apply to information and digital content as they do little to block access to the materials while simultaneously arousing curiosity.
Morality is not something that can be legislated. It is taught by parents, reinforced (or undermined) by societal views and is ultimately outside of government control. Banning things such as pornography, drugs and prostitution does nothing but make it more profitable for peddlers, more desirable for miscreants and more expensive for tax payers and law enforcement. Who will police the stores to make sure it isn't sold? Who will make sure that the people who already have the game won't copy it and sell it or give it to their friends? Will they create a giant tax funded firewall around the country to block downloads of this game from the internet? Will they search travelers to make sure they aren't smuggling in copies? Will they check all incoming mail? This is just silly.