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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Another National Birthday, Entropy Continues Unabated

It's that day again, the anniversary of national nativity in which we all set aside a day to pretend (or go through vague motions of pretending) that we are celebrating the birthday of the "most free nation on earth", or some similar nonsense. Another year has passed and to all but the most deep in denial (or those so braindead as to not know what planet they reside on), nothing has improved over the last 364 days in relation to freedom in this once-great nation.

For this reason, I'm simply going to reprint the link to the late, great Harry Browne's classic 2003 Fourth of July editorial, just as I did last year and will continue to do every year on this date until the United States is reborn as the constitutional republic of limited government envisioned by the founders and enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. So without further ado:

And if that's not enough to satisfy your intellectual stimulation, try this tidbit from Manuel Lora, published in the Monday, July 3rd edition of LRC: