Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

I'm not in the habit of posting vanities but for years this has been one of my favorite essays by Bill Whittle, one of the premier conservative thinkers of our generation. It makes reference to the (then recent) Hurricane Katrina and to 9-11 and may sound "dated" in places. Also, apologies for the rough language in spots.

I believe the second half of the essay, about sheep dogs and those who defend the defenseless, is especially applicable right about now.

1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:15:04 AM PST by DNME
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: DNME

Whoops. Rookie mistake.

That is an excerpt above. Please chase the link for the whole essay!


2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:44 AM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. No exceptions.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

Am quite frustrated in any attmpt to find a decent bio of Bill Whittle.

Ugh.

Who Is he and where did he come from?


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:17:02 AM PST by stanne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

Excellent.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:45:05 AM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

One of my all-time favorites too. Props for bringing it to the attention of more/new readers.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:35 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

I’ve thought about this and used to consider myself a sheepdog. Then it dawned on me that sheepdogs work for the shepherd. What does the shepherd do with the sheep when they are no longer giving wool? Or when he gets hungry?


6 posted on 12/22/2012 9:59:50 AM PST by ebshumidors
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

bookmark


7 posted on 12/22/2012 10:00:30 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Big Giant Head

Just a reminder ping.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 11:25:47 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: DNME

B!


9 posted on 12/22/2012 5:36:38 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson