Liberty restrained

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. — Bertrand Russell Last month's election results were a shot in the arm for religious Democrats, who long have been hoping to take back values politics from the right. Since Kerry's defeat in 2004, god-talk ... Continue reading

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Men have no pleasure (but on the contrary a great deal of grief) in keeping company where there is no power able to overawe them all. ... [W]ithout a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. ... The ... Continue reading