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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 380, August 13, 2006
"When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock.
When you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz."
Love of truth necessary. He that would seriously set upon the
search of truth ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a
love of it. For he that loves it not will not take much pains to get
it; nor be much concerned when he misses it. There is nobody in the
commonwealth of learning who does not profess himself a lover of
truth: and there is not a rational creature that would not take it
amiss to be thought otherwise of. And yet, for all this, one may
truly say, that there are very few lovers of truth, for truth's sake,
even amongst those who persuade themselves that they are so. How a
man may know whether he be so in earnest, is worth inquiry: and I
think there is one unerring mark of it, viz. The not entertaining any
proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon
will warrant. Whoever goes beyond this measure of assent, it is plain,
receives not the truth in the love of it; loves not truth for truth's
sake, but for some other bye-end.
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Published by BigHead Press, 2004
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We Have Met the Enemy in the War On Terror. . . and He Is Us
Hypocrisy On Steroids
Self-Esteem and Hubris
Calling Mr. Obvious
The Mad Lib of Bigotry
Dancer's Suit Puts Corrupt Lawyers on Their Toes