Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Quote






“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

- Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Time, From the Editor, June 19, 2006)

5 Comments:

Blogger quakerdave said...

Thanks for the picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We never get to see enough of him.

Thu Jun 15, 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

He gave a talk at my college when I was there and I was going to go but there were protestors all around the campus that day wanting a “Free Tibet.” I just didn’t feel like dealing with them and missed the speech. Not the biggest regret of my life, but it was an opportunity I should have taken advantage of.

Thu Jun 15, 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

moynihan was a wise man. he is greatly missed here.

Thu Jun 15, 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

I got to see HH at Rutgers Last fall, in the football stadium, with 20,000 of his closest friends. It was, for want of a better word, a transcendent experience.

Thu Jun 15, 08:18:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

I think the quote is particularly important. I think too often in some of our discussions we pretend opinion is fact. Now if a majority of people are of an opinion, that is a fact, but the opinion does not have to be based on fact.
I believe you should base your opinions on facts and not the other way around.

Thu Jun 15, 10:01:00 PM  

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