❝❝What the hooligans last Thursday at my lecture in Colorado were objecting to was a very different kind of invasion—a peaceful, voluntary offering of ideas they were unaware of, didn’t want to hear, and thought it was their right to prevent others from hearing. Their intent was to intimidate, to harass, to silence, to dominate. This is not conduct that a citadel of education should tolerate for an instant.
Interesting, isn’t it, that what some go to college for, others find “offensive.” As I watched the incident occur, I thought to myself, “I’m standing in a taxpayer-funded institution of supposedly ‘higher’ education, not a Khmer Rouge re-education camp, for crying out loud!”❞❞
— Lawrence W. Reed
❝❝Most of the ordinary are already great.
Even their day to day actions produce wonders.
That orange juice in your fridge and in fridges all over the country? Absolutely wonderful and put there by everyday people doing everyday things.
That smartphone you use? We were barely reaching for it twenty-five years ago. Made possible by ordinary people wanting things just a bit better than they were yesterday.
That food bank downtown? It's only there because some folks decided to make things a little easier for their neighbors.
All great things. All wondrous things. All made possible by ordinary people.❞❞
NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.