Friday, August 20, 2010

Frogs in a Pot

We have more laws than we had 100 years ago, but we're less safe, less happy, and less free

Democrat and Republican Progressive rodents have nibbled away at our freedoms for over 100 years now.  John Stossel writes:
It's become easier to get into trouble. We've become a nation of a million rules. Not the kind of bottom-up rules that people generate through voluntary associations. Those are fine. I mean imposed, top-down rules formed in the brains of meddling bureaucrats who think they know better than we how to manage our lives.
Its always in the name of safety, security, equality, etc.  Meanwhile, Congress exempts itself from the laws it piles on us mere mortals while democratic voters cheer the trampling of our constitution.

It hit me a few months ago when the Supreme Court struck down Chicago dictator Daily’s unconstitutional gun ban.  Daily declared he would just rewrite the law.  I wrote a blog post featuring Ted Nugent declaring “Don’t.  Tread.  On.  Me.  Period!

What Gives Them the Right?
What gives an elected official the right to tell a free man he can’t own a gun to protect himself and his family?  Seriously.  We should be asking our elected officials that at every turn.  

But no, we are all suspect, with hundreds of thousands of incomprehensible laws hanging over our heads, and it’s all for the betterment of society.  Progress!  That is their talking point.  “We don’t let you run with scissors, Little Kurt, because you may hurt yourself of someone else.”  

“Someone might get hurt.  We have policemen to handle the bad guys.”

Yeah right.  You can’t sue the police department when your house is robbed or, God forbid, a loved one is murdered.  So the state denies us a fundamental right but fails to step in and fill the void.  That is just one of the myriad logical inconsistencies of progressivism.  

Progressivism Kills
People in liberal victim societies like New York and Chicago are lambs to the slaughter because their governments have disarmed them while failing to do the same to the predators.

Too many have no retirement savings because the Social Security siren song has dashed them upon the rocks of fiscal insolvency, while government-sponsored inflation ate away their savings.

Education performance decreases as federal government intervention increases

“Stimulus” money bailed out irresponsible state governments, keeping the economy-killing bloat alive and allowing them to dodge the hard decisions needed to restore fiscal sanity.

This is progress?


Mustang said...

If you regard moving ever closer to a Marxist state progress, then yes it is. Remember that Marxism is the goal of progressive ideology; more government, less freedom. What did Vladimir Lenin tell us about socialism? “The goal of socialism is communism.”

Silverfiddle said...

Yup. And many mindless libs have no clue, and would get mad at you for trying to tell them the truth...

Progressivism thrives on ignorance.

Lisa said...

What a compelling post Kurt.
You lay it out perfectly. I can't even imagine a well educated liberal could debate the points you make here.
Although they do try their damnedest.

Lisa said...

This how sick this has become. A HS football coach got fired for e-mailing this song around:

Can someone say what in this song is bad or better yet not true.
But nobody objected to a movie about Bush getting assassinated.

Leticia said...

I heard about that poor coach just this morning on AFR.

It works if you want a socialist nation.

We don't need any more laws and we certainly could drop a lot of them. What our nation needs is a government to enforce the ones that we already had.

Our forefathers knew what they were doing.

Ray said...

It's so true, we're literally at a point where we need to just tear it all up except the founding docs and start from there as Beck and others hype.

BTW Listened to Nuge for an hour on Dennis Miller today. Was goodhere's the link..

Joe said...

"Democrat and Republican Progressive rodents..."

You are giving rodents a bad name.

Trestin said...

Social Security is one of my top ten issues. I want it gone.

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