Thursday, August 06, 2009


Over at the Star City Harbinger, a neo-socialist website mainly for the Roanoke area, they recently posted a quotation from Samuel Adams, apparently claiming affinity with the great Patriot of the Founding Era.

Of course, claiming accord with Adams --- a believer in natural law; signer of the Declaration of Independence; and perhaps most importantly, brewer of beer --- is simply a paradigm case of an illegitimate effort to seek legitimacy.

Indeed, one would have had to have consumed an excess of his eponymous modern product to believe that Adams' political beliefs had anything to do with the efforts at the website which seeks legitimacy by invoking his name.

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