Friday, January 08, 2016

Let your conscience be your guide (Mike Vanderboegh)

No, I can't afford it. Yes, I've done it anyway.

What? Sent some money to Mike Vanderboegh.

I have had my disagreements with him over the years. Most I kept to myself (yes, I usually do that).

I find his appeals to religion to be a dead end where liberty is concerned- but that's just how I see it.

I find his enthusiastic support for the government's military to be horrifying and harmful to Rightful Liberty. But I understand where he is coming from (idealism, experiences, family) even if I think he is dangerously wrong to support the enemy's gunmen.

And, putting the Constitution on a pedestal... meh.

But... He has put a lot of work into uncovering things liberty lovers can use against the bad guys. And, often when it comes down to it, he mouths support for the part of the State he likes while pointing out the harm of the rest. Which comes out on top? Depends on which way you look at it.

On the whole I'd say he stands on the right side, and now that he is dying, I want to let him know I appreciate his efforts. Doing something real, now, means more than sending condolences to his widow or offering to pray for them. Or, that's how it looks from where I stand.

If you can, join me: