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Personal responsibility

To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by ‘society.’
     — Thomas Sowell
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The standard argument

An argument against gun control has much wider application than I realized

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NeoNote — Legacy of privilege

At the same time, the privilege of being a protected class is regularly exploited to excuse behavior and escape responsibility.

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Inequality


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About the O'Donnell witchcraft thing

What does it say about Bill Maer? - updated

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NeoNote — Achievement

The FedGovs have deliberately kept "the Rez" Amerindians out of the American Dream.

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Freedom and responsiblity

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
     — Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
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Let people choose

Let people choose and accept responsibility for those choices. It won't be perfect, but it will shed less blood.
     — NeoWayland
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Conservaties, progressives, & sex

When it comes to sex, conservatives want to deny choice and progressives want to deny responsibility. I want a world with both.
     — NeoWayland
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A woman's sexual behavior

I'm not responsible for a woman's sexual behavior any more than I am responsible for the color of her shoes. It's her choice and her responsibility. It's not her neighbor's responsibility. It's not society's responsibility.
     — NeoWayland
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Responsible

Don’t hold someone responsible unless they were present, of age, and participating.
     — NeoWayland
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Age of consent

Age of consent is tied to taking responsibility for your own actions. It's that simple. If you can't take responsibility, you shouldn't do it.
     — NeoWayland
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Free to choose

I am free to choose and free to take responsibility for myself. I am not a child to be threatened into submission. I will not blindly accept your mandates when the Divine and the World beckon.
     — NeoWayland
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from crux № 18 — choice and consequence

Our problem is that we excuse people from the consequences.

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Monday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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☆ Our permission society

Everything not forbidden is compulsory.
     — T. H. White, The Once and Future King
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Real & impossible rights

American women enjoy rights that are impossible for other women in much of the World.

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Why does your enlightenment demand that I sacrifice?

Make your choice

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