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What is Earl up to now?
Earl Allen (sometimes known as W. Earl Allen) is that guy in the picture above. He lives on the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies (the mountains, not the team). Workdays, he is teaching flying at Journeys Aviation. If you haven't learned how to fly yet, give Earl a call at the number listed on the Journeys website. At other times you can see him practicing his skills as a Toastmaster, flying aerobatics in a Pitts, hoping he can travel to China again someday, and updating this WWW page from which you can link to his blog.
What is libertarianism and why is it important?
Libertarianism is a philosophy of life that explains why architect Mies Van Der Rohe was correct when he said "Less is more", especially when we're talking about government. Libertarians like Earl believe that there is an optimal minimum amount of government, perhaps the amount suggested by Thomas Jefferson in his first inaugural address, "...a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."
Flying is freedom!
When you can fly, you are truly free. You have the ability to see the earth's curvature and know that just on the other side of that curve are people who also want to fly and be free. Authoritarian governments cannot allow their citizens the freedom of flight because flight is the ultimate assertion of individuality, responsibility, and artistic freedom. Thus governments continually create barriers of price and licensure that prevent their citizens from experiencing the ultimate freedom: flying.
Additional information: Check out competitive aerobatics at the Rocky Mountain Aerobatics Club!