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But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.

This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate.

It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

– Patrick Henry

Activities

Reading/Debate (Philosophy, History, Politics) Hiking, Photography, Gardening

Favorite Books

As a man thinketh, The Road to Serfdom, On Liberty, The Federalist Papers, Liberty and Tyranny, Ideas have Consequences, On Truth, On Bullshit, The Strangest Secret, The Content of our Character, Right and Wrong, Don't believe everything you think, The shape of Reason, The Allegory of the Cave, Common Sense, Amusing ourselves to death, Atlas Shrugged, The Second Treatise of Government, Economic Facts and Fallacies, The Passion of the Western Mind, The Wealth of Nations, The 5 000 year leap, Why States? The challenge of Federalism, The words of Martin Luther King, The Prince, 1984, Uncle Sam's Plantation, Conservative History of the American Left

Favorite Quotes

All things are to be questioned - and all things are to be examined, and brought into question. There is no limit set to thought. - Plato

One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up. - Arthur Koestler

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - JFK

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. - Alexis de Tocqueville

Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it. - Ronald Reagan

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
-Merry Browne

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will. – Ronald Reagan

To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes. - John Locke

Favorite Heroes

My father, the Founding Fathers, Ronald Reagan

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  • RobJohn
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  • 2010/12/18 00:13:59
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