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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Carnival of Liberty XXX - President's Day Edition

When Porcupine submitted his invitation to participate in this Carnival of Liberty, he suggested that since it was President's Day it would be especially appropriate to blog about the Power of Government as it affects Liberty, especially by the Executive Branch. He was well rewarded with submissions from every point of view.

Dr. Lonnie Hodge
HERE says in his post about 'The Road to Guantanimo' "This won't make anybody happy - liberals, moderates or conservatives - but I blog them as I see them". Indeed he does - writing from the heart of censored China, One Man Bandwidth asks hard questions about the nature of Liberty itself in an age of global terrorism.

The New Chainik Hockner tells of a new book which illustrates how America helped spread Liberty in the last century
HERE, and Mensa Barbie writes about how we are continuing on that mission today HERE.

Our Government is sometimes the agent who threatens our Liberty, warns Scatterbox on the impact of intrusive new reporting requirements
HERE , and at other times Government can serve as our protector with appropriate action as Stop the ACLU points out HERE.

Our property - an intrinsic element of our American Liberty - is threatened by government says Forward Biased
HERE , Liberty Papers HERE and Eidelblog agrees HERE. An example of judicial error are submitted by Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds HERE.

Kender's Musings asks angry questions of all our elected officials
HERE and they are ones which they should be prepared to answer honestly. New World Man reminds us of one of the best Presidents of the 20th century HERE and how TR was perhaps the most principled President of the last hundred years (Porcupine admits to a personal liking for for him).

Porcupine would like to finish this Carnival with two very different meditations on liberty. The first is from his sardonic friend, Mr. Ogre, who favors us with a new meditation on the Little Red Hen and the forces gradually crushing our Liberty
HERE. (Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun - Ogre should perhaps read the ancient origins of repressive tax policy at State of Flux HERE). In a more idealistic vein, Always on Watch has submitted a Sonnet for President's Day written by a homeschooled child, which gives us all a reminder of the Liberty which we cherish and the price that was paid to obtain it.

And being Porcupine, he will have the last word. The wide variation in ideas, styles, and principles submitted by these various bloggers - some of whom Porcupine applauds while others he disagrees with fervently - is an excellent excercise in Liberty and freedom of speech and thought. While much of the world is still in flames over this issue, as Either Orr points out so well HERE, it behooves us to be thankful that we can so productively disagree.


TTLB Link - http://www.truthlaidbear.com/ubercarnival.php

8 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Thank you for linking to my student's sonnet about Abraham Lincoln. RR, the young poet, will be thrilled!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Lots to read here and a great topic.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous mensabarbie said...

~Peter Porcupine hosts,
The President's Day Edition of: Eric's, Carnival of Liberty-xxx
---------------
A very nice Carnival!...Thank you :)

11:52 PM  
Blogger Lonnie said...

A privilege to be included Peter.

Great editing...

LON

3:56 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Are we going to hear from you on the Dubai Ports authority? I'm so happy to be in the President's camp on something. It's been years.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Kender said...

Thanks for the linkage......good carnival.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Libertarian Jason said...

How does one go about getting included in the Carnival? (Other than by writing topic related blog entries, I mean...)

4:11 PM  
Blogger Peter Porcupine said...

The Carnival of Liberty is sponsored by the Life, Liberty and Property Community as listed on the TTLB home page - here's a link to the main Community page - http://www.truthlaidbear.com/communitypage.php?community=lifelibertyproperty

At the top right of that page is a listing 'UberCarnival', which includes all the Carnivals and an entry page for a post you'd like to submit. You really don't have to be a community member - out of the 15 posts I used, I think only Ogre and I are members.

Here's link to an automatic submission form which will be sent to next week's host. - http://www.conservativecat.com/Ferdy/Carnivals.htm?38

I hope you send an entry in!

12:00 AM  

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