Survival Toolbox

Our toolbox is gaining starting to shape up. But you, or your college bound student, won't be able to lug all of the tools everywhere the liberals spew indoctrinating rhetoric on campus. So, I'd like to add a Leatherman to our toolbox. If you're on a camping and fishing trip, and forget everything else, you can cut a line, clean or unhook a fish, tweak a motor, open a bottle, or quick-fix pretty much anything with a Leatherman. Similarly, I'm not going to use-up two or three weeks worth of toolbox additions to arm you with all the literature and philosophy you could possibly need to survive college (not to say that wouldn't be useful, it's just not prudent), but rather I'll direct you to the very best guide to conservative students I've ever encountered. James V. Schall S.J.'s "A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning."

Has it been found that bodies of men act with more rectitude or greater disinterestedness than individuals? The contrary of this has been inferred by all accurate observers of the conduct of mankind; and the inference is founded upon obvious reasons. Regard to reputation has a less active influence, when the infamy of a bad action is to be divided among a number than when it is to fall singly upon one. A spirit of faction, which is apt to mingle its poison in the deliberations of all bodies of men, will often hurry the persons of whom they are composed into improprieties and excesses, for which they would blush in a private capacity."

Perception is reality. It's a crazy world, but if FDR can be "the poor man's president" -- and Ali can have more "street cred" than "Smokin' Joe," then I guess John Edwards can get away with being "the poor man's candidate." Of course, RFK did a pretty good job of being the "poor man's candidate, too."

Come to think of it, maybe it's the hair?