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Quote of the Day: A Venturesome Minority

A venturesome minority
will always be eager to set off on their own,
and no obstacles should be placed in their path;
let them take risks, for godsake,
let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned,
eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches -
that is the right and privilege of any free American.

--Edward Abbey

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bobby1933
Dec. 23rd, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Yes, but, for God's sake, make them go alone...without their armies or money or Scripture, or writs from the state. I certainly do not want these adventurous ones to damage us any more than they already have.
liveonearth
Dec. 24th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
And no bailouts from whatever predicaments, either!
hausfrauatu
Dec. 24th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
How about not putting rescue personnel at risk and spending My Tax Dollars bailing their "venturesome" asses out?

I am so sick of unprepared douches wandering into the woods with their GPS's...grrrrrrrrr.
liveonearth
Dec. 24th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
Certainly, society should not be required to bail out foolish adventurers any more than it should be required to provide medical care to lifestyle and diet fools. But finding the edge of reasonable and foolish is ... difficult.
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