I believe in personal freedom. I am the sole owner of my body, mind and spirit.
I will not be numbered, indexed, monitored or cataloged.
I have an eternal responsibility to my own soul to break all bonds ever forged upon me by force. I will repudiate and remove from my life all links in any chain of authoritarian ownership or control.
I believe in freedom for others. I will never initiate any act of force or fraud against another.
To be fully human and fully moral we must be free to dream, strive, explore, experiment, think, travel, believe, speak, risk, fail, succeed, defend ourselves, make choices, accept responsibility, and grow. Always to grow.
I will reach for the future. The only barrier I will permit to stand between my soul and the stars is time.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!
From Reason's Hit&Run Blog....
As you move slowly and shoe-lessly through the security lines at your airport, trying to get home to your loved ones for Christmas, the Department of Homeland Security would like you to remember that you would be dead if it weren't for them and their $50-odd billion a year. So give them some gratitude and dive into their "DHS' Progress in 2011: By the Numbers."More here, here, and here.
The DOJ has rejected a Freedom of Information Act request from the New York Timesthat asked the agency to reveal the legal basis for the newly unveiled American program of strategic drone-attack assassinations of American citizens off the field of battle.More here and here.
I know I don't post regularly. I'll go months, sometime a year where I don't post anything. My work life doesn't exactly consist of normal business hours and doesn't allow me to dedicate the amount of time I would like to to this blog. And, I have to make time for my personal life. This blog is important to me, and I promise this: If I see, hear, or read something that I find interesting or funny politically; I will definite post something on it.
Until next time,