Thursday, June 7, 2012

Conservative on Target! 6/7/12

What Liberals Really Respect: In every civilization, you have, to use psychological terminology, well-adjusted individuals and dysfunctional ones.  Of course, dividing people into two groups will always be problematic, as moral status is a continuum.  As we walking, talking anachronisms like to say, we're all sinners; it's just a matter of degree.  Nonetheless, some people do try to exercise virtue in their lives, while others are so immersed in vice that they could mistake it for virtue.  However you characterize it, though, in our time, the dysfunctional vice-lovers are described by what is another lacking term: liberals.

The Morality of Conservatism: Though well-intentioned, leftism’s commitment to government undermines both the individual pursuit of happiness, which results from earned success, and private charity of families and communities who can best provide it to those experiencing hardship. Conservatism, on the other hand, is committed to both, and is precisely why moving the country to the right is moral.
"In the hands of the state, compulsory public education becomes a tool for political control and manipulation -- a prime instrument for the thought police of the society. And precisely because every child passes through the same indoctrination process—learning the same “official history,” the same “civic
virtues,” the same lessons of obedience and loyalty to the state -- it becomes extremely difficult for the individual soul to free himself from thestraightjacket of the ideology and values the political officials wish to imprint upon the population under its jurisdiction. For the communists, it was the class struggle and obedience to the Party and Comrade Stalin; for the fascists, it was the worship of the nation-state and obedience to the duce; for the Nazis, it was race purity and obedience to the Fuhrer. The content has varied, but the form has remained the same. Through the institution of compulsory state education, the child is to be molded like wax into the shape desired by the state and its educational elite." -- Jacob G. Hornberger
"Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A
group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members. In a
free society, the “rights” of any group are derived from the rights of its
members through their voluntary individual choice and contractual agreement,
and are merely the application of these individual rights to a specific
undertaking... A group, as such, has no rights." -- Ayn Rand

The crucial monopoly is the State’s control of the use of violence: of the police and armed services, and of the courts–the locus of ultimate decision-making power in disputes over crimes and contracts.” - Murray N. Rothbard

We're surrounded? Good, now we can kill the bastards in any direction." ~ Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~ George S. Patton #veterans #military