"In honor of July 4 – the lingering spirit of it, if not the actuality – I decided to publish a 'letter to Clover' as a way to show how anti-freedom people think. Maybe 'think' is not the exactly right term to use to describe the mental processes of a Clover. It’s more a combination of primitive emoting and intellectual incapacity – in particular, an incapacity to think in terms of concepts and principles. The Clover sees something he doesn’t like, and reflexively emotes: 'There ought to be a law!' He does not grasp the broader implications of 'the law' he wants to see enacted – or he just doesn’t care, because he believes it will further some greater good – as he defines it. Dissecting the Cloverite Mentality is interesting in terms of understanding just what pro-freedom people are up against."