Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice..."

Barry Goldwater (1909-1998):
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!


  1. How radical of you to quote an extremist like Goldwater to support your childish position about Canadian copyright, which is an oxymoron. Grow up, and get with the times. DMCA is coming to Canada.

  2. Astroturfer beat us all in posting here

  3. How grown-up of Anonymous to describe Knopf's position as childish without specifying what s/he finds childish about it. What patriotism and good citizenship, too, to claim that Canadian copyright is an oxymoron. Are we to conclude from Anonymous's remarks that grown-up Canadians assume we have no sovereignty in this matter? DMCA is a law, but not all laws advance liberty. In such instances, extremism may be called for. To oppose slavery, bigotry, and despotism used to be radical extremism in certain countries. Maybe it's time to oppose the sort of unfettered 'market forces' the current regime's Bill C-32 is advocating.