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In Empathy With The People of London

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Editor's Comments: As many of you know, London saw four bombings today during rush hour, in its mass-transit system. While I'm sure the people of Britain will carry on with the resolve that has seen them through two World Wars and decades of homegrown terrorism, our thoughts and prayers go out to them. As NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, after 9/11, New Yorkers looked for strength to the great people who live in our ally across the pond, and for the example of strength through adversity they have set for their fellow man, we are eternally grateful.
"I say to the House as I said to ministers who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering. "You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrou…

A Shoutout To My Friends in Loudoun County

"What I hadn't realized was that government is morally wrong.
"The whole idea of government is this: If enough people get together and act in concer, they can take something and not pay for it. And here, in small-town New Hampshire, in this veritable world's capital of probity, we were about to commit just such a theft. If we could collect sufficient votes in favor of special town meetings about sewers, we could make a golf course and condominium complex disappear for free. We were going to use our suffrage to steal a fellow citizen's property rights. We weren't even going to take the manly risk of holding him up at gunpoint.
"Not that there's anything wrong with our limiting growth. If we Blatherboro residents don't want a golf course and condominium complex, we can go buy that land and not build them. Of course, to buy the land, we'd have to borrow money from the bank, and to pay the bank loan, we'd have to do something profitable w…