Guest Commentary – Controlling the Rudder

For tonight’s guest commentary, we have one that is short and to the point. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t relevant and worthy of some discussion. Tonight we get a little bit of commentary from Kent McManigal. Many of you know Kent from his postings in the discussions here. What I always value from Kent is that he has thought through what he posts, the thoughts are not “reactionary.” And while his views differ from many of the people on the site, they always have relevance to the topics he weighs in on. I respect Kent’s drive towards a world “without rulers, but not without rules.” I have had the good fortune of reading Kent’s thoughts for a couple of years now and have come to trust and respect his opinions on liberty. Kent does quite a bit of writing on his own, and you can go over and view his articles at the Albuquerque-Libertarian-Examiner . I can only tell you that you will enjoy Kent’s insight and his straightforward approach to both liberty and dispelling the myth of “Authority” wherever he finds it. I can tell you that I intend to run articles from Kent on a fairly regular basis, as I think that each of us discussing his thoughts on liberty is a key part of the learning that I have always envisioned on this site.
Kent’s Thoughts on Controlling the Rudder

A Thought on Dividing the Discussions…

avatar-flagI have been sitting around the last couple of days thinking about the direction of the site. For anyone who has not done so, I have to say that it is really daunting to write your own blog, especially when it concerns something of substance. What I mean by that is that writing a blog about your dog is easy. Writing a blog about college life is easy. Writing a blog about politics…. NOT so easy. Especially when I have managed to bring together some really intelligent people from all over the political spectrum. From one angle I have those coming from the point of view of BlackFlag and Kent. Two highly intelligent guys who challenge me on every principle and force me to seek true freedom. I also have Just A Citizen and PeterB.(although Peter is quickly moving more towards BF than JAC! LOL), who are similar in their intelligence and principles, but slightly different in their political views. Folks like these four routinely challenge me in great ways to stick to principles and morals, even when doing so makes my task a hundred fold harder.
Why Writing a Political Blog is One of the Biggest Challenge I Have Undertaken

Some Links to Those Who Write Here

OK, a long day coming to an end for me. Because I spent my evening at the hockey game and in the traffic leaving it, I simply don’t have the time to write a coherent post this evening. And as an interesting factor in the mix tonight, I am a bit intrigued with some of the discussion on last night’s post. So I am going to fill you all in on my night, offer some interesting reading from some of the folks who write blogs and also comment here, and then direct you to continuing the discussion that we started yesterday. 
A Night of Rest for Me and Promoting Some of Our Commenters