We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Congratulations to our friend Mark Levin on the publication of Liberty and Tyranny — A Conservative Manifesto, which is officially released this week. It's going to be a huge bestseller, and deservedly so. Mark has written a crystal clear and coherent summons to first principles against the statist onslaught — whether the issue is religious liberty, the free market, federalism, national-security, immigration, the environment or the welfare state. Through and through, Mark's love of country, his passion for our history, and his mastery of the Founding and constitutional law are striking. Yet the book is completely accessible to the non-lawyer: it is written for conservatives and recognizes, first and foremost, that the law and the state are meant to serve American freedom and self-determinism — not the other way around. And best of all: it's a great read. Do yourself a big favor and read it.