Re: Telling them what to do
It is amazing how many non-liberty oriented people I've talked to
have a response similar to the "What if the people in that state
don't want to be told what to do?" that you cite. I've generally
been so stumped by their [lack of]logic, that I'm unable to
coherently respond. I feel that my explanation would have to be so
remedial that it would insult them. Where does one start?
Thanks for sharing your approach.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Randy" <rallena3@a...>
> I had to apologize to my wife. I was telling her Wednesday morningon
> that the decision was to be announced that day. She said something
> the order of "What if the people in that state don't want to be toldactually a
> what to do?" I might have gone ballistic but to me it seemed merely
> The first thought that came to me was, "That's exactly what the
> statists in every state do now! That's why there is a Free State
> Project at all!" I did those thoughts out loud.
> I moved on to the fact that what the FSP is trying to do is
> double negative. The only thing we are trying to tell people isthat
> they shouldn't be telling us what to do. Even my state-educatedunderstood
> children know what a double negative is. My wife certainly
> what I was talking about, though she has put up with me for severalStaters "taking
> years and is familiar with my stances. I still apologized for how
> vociferously I stated my case.
> I thought it all apropos since every article I read about the
> announcement has some dingbat worrying about the Free
> over". It's more like un-taking over if anything.
> Randy Anderson