Mike Vanderboegh: You know the Founders were as suspicious of unrestrained democracy as they were of absolute monarchy. Both can be tyrannical. Both can be deadly. Both are threats to life and liberty and property. This is why they crafted a constitutional republic. The Founders knew that the mob could be manipulated by cynical elites to rob other citizens of their liberty, their property and their lives – cynical elites, wealthy men, powerful men, with unceasing appetites for more and more [read more]
Over the weekend we visited Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina, 6000 acres of mountainous wilderness. It must have been a new moon, and upon nightfall we couldn’t see our hands in front of our face. The critters stayed away, and although we were told to expect bear activity, we didn’t have any. My son did almost get bitten by a Copperhead.
Here I am attempting to cure my insatiable appetite for caffeine by use of my Isobutane stove. Mornings are tough without coffee. My one man tent is in the background. It was home for Heidi and me this weekend. My trekking poles are on the ground to the right under the log.
This is the river down below us that sang us to sleep.