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.
Like many profound books. Coercing Virtue does not attempt to say anything new. Instead, it does something that is at once more valuable and more difficult:It reminds us of old, familiar truths—so familiar that they are everywhere neglected. “Democracy” means the rule of the people and its duly elected representatives,not the rule of unelected judges. Professional do-gooders, intoxicated by the emotion of virtue, are dangerous threats to public tranquility.Traditional morality became traditional largely because it provided sound answers to the hard problems of human frailty. Custom and convention are generally not the enemy of freedom but, on the contrary, something closer to its precondition.The single-minded pursuit of self-fulfillment is self-defeating. Individuality, like freedom, thrives best when limited by commitment and respect for values that transcend the individual.
The venom was because he was right and so clearly demonstrated the left was wrong. Sam is true of Palin and Justice Thomas. There existence in a seat of power in our government threatnes the left wing agenda and that cannot be tolerated. That is why Anita Hill had to be trotted out there to make her wildass allegations. You have to wonder who put her up to it. I assume it was Ted Kennedy but who else was involved in the conspiracy? She was richly rewarded so perhaps the key to the mystery is to investigate from that angle. It would certainly be worth a Pulitzer to any investigative reporter who could expose this story. Probably a sizable number of people were involved and now that Red Ted has passed away one of them might be willing to come forward to set the record straight.