R.I.P. John Taylor, Virginia’s “Godfather of Liberty”
Rare is the man whose devotion to liberty is such that he will never sacrifice his principles for personal gain. Equally rare is the man who will fight righteous battles to the end at the cost of making enemies all along the way. Rarer still is the man who can do both with a combination of intellectual heft and sheer force of personality.
John Taylor, who left us on April 6, was one of those rare people.