"Standing armies consist of professional soldiers who owe their livelihood and income to the government. Unlike civilians who render periodic service in local militia, professional soldiers do not own property and therefore do not have any source of income other than the government’s military paymaster. Thus, they are more likely to serve the government’s interests, regardless of whether its leaders are dishonest and corrupt or not. In fact, standing armies may even promote rapacious foreign or domestic policies if such policies enrich the army. In contrast, arms bearing, property owning citizen militiamen have a stake in the health of the republic as a whole and can be trusted to act in the republic’s best interests, whether those interests call for action in support of or against the political leadership of the nation." ~ Anthony Dennis
An Open Letter to David Horowitz (Although He Doesn't Know It)
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The letter below was written in response to yet another mailing from a guy I used to listen to, foolishly believing the rhetoric about 'freedom' and 'liberty.' This guy is one of the worst offenders. I am ashamed of my former warmongering beliefs, and the way I have let 'intellectuals' like this fool me into going along, all of which I shall dive into in later writing. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, here's my pathetic little idea to help freedom along: drain the neocons of their funds by encouraging their junk mail.
c/o David Horowitz Freedom Center
P.O. Box 130707
Houston , TX 77219-0707
March 10, 2008
I called your offices many months ago to request that my name and address (above) be removed from your database. I see that this has not happened. I originally thought that I would call your offices again, and be more assertive, perhaps even angry, in order to get my name and address removed. However, now I have changed my mind.
I realized that every mailing that goes unnoticed, or simply thrown out, costs you a few pennies. This being the case, I figure one way to fight against the bloodthirsty, bigoted, and warmongering work that you neocons do is to continue to receive mailings from you and discard them. I can gain some small satisfaction knowing that each mailing I throw away means you have lost more money, which in turn means that there may yet be a chance for freedom and liberty in my lifetime, if enough people are sent mailings, and each of them dutifully throws them away afterward.
It would also be another chance for me to purge myself of my former neocon views, flawed ideas and faulty beliefs that have now aided in killing untold thousands of innocents. So rather than delete my name and address from your database, please send more mail in my direction. In fact, please pass this data around to your neocon friends in other think-tanks so that they can waste their money on me as well. Every little bit helps, as the science behind an avalanche will tell you.
And there is an avalanche coming in this country. The Ron Paul rEVOLution was but a taste. Thank you, sir, for helping me to feel like there is yet one more way I can contribute to liberty and peace.
I look forward to your next piece of junk mail. So does my freedom-loving garbage can.