NC flag desecration case moving

August 1, 2007

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the lawyer for the couple arrested in North Carolina for flying their U.S. flag upside-down will plead them not guilty, and then move to dismiss the case.

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Quote of the moment: Andrew Carnegie, on competition

August 1, 2007

Carnegie Steel Works, Youngstown, Ohio, 1910

While the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department. We accept and welcome, therefore, as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment, the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few, and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), “Wealth,” in the North American Review, June 1889.


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