What inspired your politics?

July 18th, 2007

For me, viagra usa here it was a book I read in college: The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith.

It’s a science fiction dramatization of Henry David Thoreau’s statement: “That government is best which governs not at all.”

I didn’t buy everything Smith had to sell…but I leased most of it with an option to own.

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  • 1. phel  |  July 18th, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I’d say growing up with nothing during the Carter years. Things improved immediately and significantly during the Regan years.

    Secondly it was in 1991 after reading a book called “Tenured Radicals”. I couldn’t believe the absurdity that was being injected into a very expensive higher education system. Things looked a lot different after that.

  • 2. triticale  |  July 18th, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Robert Heinlein, starting probably with “Tunnel in the Sky”. The message was that I am responsible for the situation I am in.

  • 3. Fred  |  July 18th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Clarence Thomas. The man impressed. He came from nothing, worked his way through college and was at the pinnacle of his career having just been nominated as a Supreme Court Justice.

    Then the NAACP came out against him as they did not like his politics?

    This was exactly the kind of man the NAACP should have been putting up as a role model.

    At that point I understood just how hypocritical liberals were.

  • 4. capper  |  July 18th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    The Bible and my grandfather, who taught me right from wrong, good from bad, when to be kind, when not to be so kind and how to help your friends, neighbors and strangers, because you don’t know when you’ll be the one needing help.

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