The Price of Liberty

Steve Bainbridge sounds a call to arms:

If you love liberty, take up smoking and drinking, buy coffee from places that sell it too hot, eat red meat daily, wear fur, and support tort reform.

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Mithras says:

    Please do. Also drive over the speed limit with the airbag disabled and your seatbelt unfastened.

  2. mark says:

    And run with scissors.

  3. Mike says:

    Sadly, your first two commenters only illustrate the Professor’s excellent point.

    Running with scissors? Sounds like somebody’s nanny, dosen’t it? Be a good lad, or an adult might come yell at you…

    The only thing I’d add to that list is, “Buy a gun”. Maybe some fireworks, too.

  4. Attila Girl says:

    And taking liberties by pursuing vices is not extreme.

  5. Mithras says:

    Remember … it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.

  6. Is it okay if I just have a Hershey bar or two?