"A man can be wiser today than yesterday, but there can be no respect for that man if he has failed to do his duty."-NY State Senator Mark Grisanti, explaining his change in opinion from opposing gay marriage to supporting it.*
- My Country 'Tis of Thee, Fourth VerseOur fathers' God to thee,
Author of Liberty
To Thee we Sing
Long may our land be bright
In freedom's holy light
Protect us by thy might
Great God our King.
I'm not an anarchist any longer, because I've concluded that anarchism is an impractical ideal. Nowadays, I regard myself as a libertarian. I suppose an anarchist would say, paraphrasing what Marx said about agnostics being "frightened atheists," that libertarians are simply frightened anarchists. Having just stated the case for the opposition, I will go along and agree with them: yes, I am frightened. I'm a libertarian because I don't trust the people as much as anarchists do. I want to see government limited as much as possible; I would like to see it reduced back to where it was in [Thomas] Jefferson's time, or even smaller. But I would not like to see it abolished. I think the average American, if left totally free, would act exactly like Idi Amin. I don't trust the people any more than I trust the government.-Robert Anton Wilson
* - To anyone I know from high school (or elsewhere in New York): It wouldn't surprise me if this quote winds up on the critical lens portion of the English Regents in a few years. Agree?
"You know, we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, well, there'll be other days. I didn't realize that was the only day."- Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham in Field of Dreams
"Copy from one, it's plagarism; copy from two, it's research."-Walter Mizner (note, this quote was copied from University of Connecticut Calculus Instructor/Professor