A WARNING ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES:
The only warning Skip can think of is this:
"If you come to the Philippines for a vacation, you will probably NEVER want to return
to your own country."
How's that for a "warning?"
Many thousands of Americans are living in retirement here. We have interviewed a great many of them. Virtually all of the Americans we have interviewed tell us that they experience MUCH more freedom and safety here in the Philippines than they ever experienced back in the U.S.A.
Skip once made the following comments to a newspaper reporter here in the Philippines:
"During my first six minutes of living in the
Philippines, I experienced more
personal safety and freedom than I experienced in America during my
previous 68 years.”
"Filipinos are the friendliest and most hospitable people in the entire world."
"My only complaint is as follows:
I am so happy here that my face often
hurts from smiling so much."
"If you come to the Philippines for a visit, there is a
good chance that you will want to retire
immediately -- move here now -- and live here forever."
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
"Rightful liberty consists of unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because the law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
"Suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."
"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws should restrain him."
"An immense effect may be produced by small powers wisely and steadily directed."
Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Education
"To act without clear
understanding, to believe without verification, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's
life without knowing where it really leads -- such is the behavior of the
Mencius - [Mengzi Meng-tse] (c.371 - c.288 B.C.) Chinese Confucian philosopher
"With great respect, I thank each of you for your contribution to mankind. However, if you are employed by the agencies of any political government, or if you are employed by any private companies that write software or that manufacture hardware for any political government, I ask you to think about how your own personal actions will effect mankind. Will your political government open the gates to individual liberty? Or will it close those gates? Will your political government guarantee the security of our lives and property? Or will it steal both? Please find your own answer to those questions. The future of mankind is in your hands."
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