Well I knew very well that you would read it, so it was not behind your back, lol.
Granger, you make a lot of good points which I agree with. What I take issue with is sacrificing ones own values, especially when it opposes Liberty.
I will give you an example:
I have been employed by my company for a long, long time. Every year or so, they come out with a new guideline or something or other. Once in a while, a superior informs me that I must comply with said guideline. If it is not in my best interest, my response is as follows:
-- That is the companys guideline, not mine. I was not part of the process that wrote that. I did not write it, I do not endorse it, and I will not follow it, if it is not in my best interest to do so. If you need or desire my expert services, then you will live with the fact that I will not entertain somebody elses guideline. If you have a problem with that, then dismiss me. --
After all of these years, I am still employed :-)
I have loyalty to perform my job to the best of my ability. But I do not have loyalty to perform or act against my will or my values just because some stranger decided to write something down on a piece of paper. To do otherwise, as most people do, would exhibit sheep behavior - which I am not.
I am a defender of Liberty.
"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul