timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Simon Jester lives

The wonderful folks over at Liberty Girl and The Line is Here have resurrected an old character called Simon Jester. Who is Simon Jester?

Simon Jester. A symbol, since “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” by Robert A. Heinlein was published in 1966, of dissent against authority. Let the press, and the government, and your neighbors know that you are paying attention to what the Federal government is trying to do. Let someone ask you what that little devil underneath the word “Citizen” across your chest means and then explain it to them. Explain to the one pool reporter who shows up at the next Tea Party that you and Simon have your eyes open and are watching as the government tries to control your life. Explain to your pastor, or your waitress, or your barista at Starbucks, that our government is power hungry and that you and others like you are trying to be heard.

We are Simon Jester. So are they.

And so are you.

And so am I.

2 comments:

Ex-Dissident said...

Me too.

I heard Jester was going to win the Oscar...we sure could use someone like that in our Government.

Ex-Dissident said...

Lets party like it's 2,075.