Defining Libertarianism (was Defining Terrorism)

Russel Caldwell caldr704 at
Thu Jun 27 10:15:30 MDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Lonnie Olson <lists at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:28 AM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at>
> wrote:
> > We are a loosely associated group of privacy and freedom loving hackers
> > mostly living within 20 miles of the new NSA datacenter in Bluffdale.
> > We all feel that we are Patriots and most of us have guns and are willing
> > to use them in the defence of our homes and our freedoms.
> Who is this "We" you refer to?  Some weird political group you are
> associated with?
> If you mean PLUG, I have to strongly object to this paragraph.  PLUG
> is in no way defined by these ideas.  There are many members of PLUG
> (myself included) that strongly reject these statements.  Not all of
> them respond on the mailing list.  Please do not infer these
> statements because there is a vocal minority on the list that does
> believe in them.

I think he exagerated the situation to be funny . . .         but I could
be wrong.

"The legitimate purpose of formalization lies in the reduction of the tacit
coefficient to more limited and obvious informal operations; but it is
nonsensical to aim at the total elimination of our personal participation."
-- Michael Polanyi

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