"What shall be done with the four million slaves if they are emancipated? ... Primarily, it is a question less for man than for God -- less for human intellect than for the laws of nature to solve. It assumes that nature has erred; that the law of liberty is a mistake; that freedom, though a natural want of the human soul, can only be enjoyed at the expense of human welfare, and that men are better off in slavery than they would or could be in freedom; that slavery is the natural order of human relations, and that liberty is an experiment. What shall be done with them? Our answer is, do nothing with them; mind your business, and let them mind theirs. Your doing with them is their greatest misfortune. They have been undone by your doings, and all they now ask, and really have need of at your hands, is just to let them alone. They suffer by every interference, and succeed best by being let alone." ~ Frederick Douglass
Author of the novel, "Revolutionary Language," winner of the January 2000 "Freedom Book of the Month" on the gone-but-not-forgotten Free-Market.net.
Married, father of three.
Eligible to join AARP.
BA: microbiology, MS: biology, Ph.D.: stock market pain.
Rule #1: The world is full of pain; try not to add to it.
There are two kinds of control in this world, self-control and others-control; self-control is far preferred.
If everyone goes and jumps in a lake, they will drag you in with them; wear a life-preserver.
Life is characterized by pervasive uncertainty; the two ways people deal with this are 1) laying in insurance of various sorts and 2) creating the illusion of reducing said uncertainty. The latter of these produces nothing but evil.
Sand sculpting & recreational shooting.
Still trying to figure out the idiosyncrasies of stock market speculation.
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