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Thursday, June 26, 2008

An Objectivist take on American Independence

Sometimes, the ARI is a den of Rand-cultists, but other times they produce gems like this:

Next Friday, on Independence Day, all freedom lovers have some small occasion to celebrate. In a time of overwhelming statism in the U.S, a country, like Canada, with a long tradition of liberty, there seems to be a rediscovery of the principles of their Founding Fathers. We see this in the general displeasure with all branches of government, the Ron Paul r3VOLution, the growing interest in Bob Barr and the LP, the recent decisions from the Supreme Court, and the coming together of diverse groups of individuals on critical issues like civil liberties and foreign policy.

I don't know whether this 'awakening' is real or simply apparent, and I agree with soon-to-be Shotgun blogger Link Byfield, that 'Canada Day' should be re-named Confederation Day, but I do know is that on July 1st and July 4th, I'll be toasting to Canada, to America, to liberty and to the patriots who defended it.

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Patriots...?
I know about French Canadian and American history but...What's a Canadian Patriot ?

Posted by: Marc | 2008-06-26 11:22:45 PM


Marc,

A Canadian patriot is the guy who goes out in the morning when it's really cold to collect the buckets of syrup attached to maple trees.

It's REALLY hard. You have to kind of temporarily forget you have private parts.

Regards,

Terrence

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2008-06-26 11:24:53 PM


Terence

All I know is that down here, these times of year are our most prolific outside partying period. I'm not necessarily saying that your version of "patriots" have smaller balls.

Sleep well friend,

Marc

Posted by: Marc | 2008-06-26 11:50:01 PM


And please sir, pardon my mistake in spelling your name.

Posted by: Marc | 2008-06-26 11:53:36 PM


Marc,

It's all good. :-)

Terrence

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2008-06-27 12:07:59 AM



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