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Quote of the Decade

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

That is how Ed Driscoll tags it, and he’s probably right.

“In Wetumpka, we are patriotic Americans. We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise the right to free speech. And we don’t understand why the government tried to stop us.

I’m not here as a serf or a vassal. I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman. Wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my wellbeing and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty, and you have faltered…

What the government did to our little group in Wetumpka, Alabama is un-American. It isn’t a matter of firing or arresting individuals. The individuals who sought to intimidate us were acting as they thought they should, in a government culture that has little respect for its citizens. Many of the agents and agencies of the federal government do not understand that they are servants of the people. They think they are our masters. And they are mistaken.

I’m not interested in scoring political points. I want to protect and preserve the America that I grew up in. The America that people crossed oceans and risked their lives to become a part of. And I’m terrified it is slipping away.

Thank you.”

— Testimony of Becky Gerritson, president of the Wetumpka, Alabama Tea Party, before the House Ways and Means Committee

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Quote of the Day

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

—  Milton Friedman

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Bill Whittle: The Free Frontier

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Bill Whittle on what the American Space Program should be like.

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Quote of the Day

Friday, January 14th, 2011

“Every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor.”

President Abraham Lincoln

HT to Mr. Reynolds

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