Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude (denn sie kommt von Herzen.)
Hat Tip to James J. Na at Guns and Butter Blog.
"I've often joked that I've always been an American that just happened to be born in a German's skin, but there's a core of truth to that joke. I've always felt more comfortable with American attitudes than German ones, especially when it comes to personal liberty, obedience to (or defiance of) authority, and individualism in general.
In truth, that's what sets Americans apart from all other countries. Being an American is not so much a nationality as a state of mind. Now if we could only get rid of the "there ought to be a law" kind of crowd, and invite more of the "you're not the boss of me" crowd..."
Knight's position might sound extreme at first blush, but there's an undeniable logic to it: Human activities -- from development to travel, from farming to just turning on the lights at night -- are damaging the biosphere. More people means more damage. So if fewer people means less destruction, wouldn't no people at all be the best solution for the planet?
"There is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children....Parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed while enrolled as students."