I’m getting old. I thought I’d done this already, but I screwed up the Autopost setting. From a comment to How We Lost the Culture War:
Liberty always implodes on its own internal contradiction: Freedom means you have to let the other guy choose his own values…and where liberty gets wrapped around the axle is that it supports the other guy’s liberty killing choices as vigorously as any other set of values. We are loathe to actually collect the minimum ante necessary to play the liberty game, and the thought of defenestrating those who don’t pay up strikes us as abhorent.
Consequently, we get played like fiddles.
Can I get an “AMEN!”?