Thursday, August 30, 2007

Let 'Em Freeze

I see a story like this, and all I can think of is the bumper sticker I saw while in engineering school:

"BAN MINING. Let the b*****ds freeze to death in the dark."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Property Rights and John Adams

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If `Thou shalt not covet' and `Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."

-- John Adams (A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 6 (8-9); The Founders Constitution

Monday, August 13, 2007

Yes, They Really Were That Bad

Proof positive that the East German border guards had shoot-on-sight orders regarding those trying to escape to the West.

Somehow, I doubt Robert Conquest would be surprised.

Sometimes, the bad guys really are bad guys.

Hat tip to the folks over at The Castle, who found this first.