Monday, September 01, 2008

The New Puritans

At the metaphysical level, these debates could go on forever. But on the practical level, the solution is simple: the owner of the property makes the rules. When government became unlimited and this simple understanding of private property was lost, the stage for social civil war was set. As usual, the Puritans are the aggressors. In the name of peace, the rest of us keep surrendering. At some point, enough people will realize they have run out of room.

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