I am currently reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and am struck by all the similarities to our modern society. Except of course we can't have anyone living on the moon. In 1966 it would have seemed like we would have a moon base by now. Another rocket scientist wrote this for today http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/liberty-and-bigotry-climate-models/ Discrimination vs. Freedom And again I am struck by the views. Have we regressed? The Emperor: [to the Senate] In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society which I assure you will last for ten thousand years. [Senate fills with enormous applause] Padmé: [to Bail Organa] So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause. Patriots day is 2 weeks away. Take some shots in remembrance of the first shots of the Revolutionary War. (not Mark Wahlburg's new movie) Freedom is not free. Liberty has to be secured by each generation.