Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Rallying Cry of Freedom In the Post-Health Care Debacle

Here it is:

A final thought on this darkish day: much is said about the “inevitability” of these kinds of legislation, that once enacted they are impossible to repeal or roll back.

This kind of thinking is self-fulfilling defeatism and has to stop. ANY law enacted can be repealed. We repealed a constitutional amendment, for God’s sake.
Read the whole thing. The moralistic political (and murderous) idiocy known as Prohibition, enacted with the 18th Amendment, was repealed with the 21st.

Oh, I can't resist this quote too:
It is true that no nation has in the past ever recovered from the cycle of entitlement, moral decay and aristocratic rot that we find ourselves in. But it is also true that no nation — not one in history — was established precisely in opposition to these cancers.
Now's the time for some real, practical American exceptionalism, people.

Plus this pep talk from a law professor. And some more thoughts.

UPDATE: I don't know who this Doc Zero is, but I like what he's saying!
Freedom is not a gift. It is not given to you by the government, in a precise dosage that can be adjusted to match a politician’s diagnosis of what ails the body politic . . . Liberty burns in your imagination, flows through your veins, and rings through your words.

This radiant idea has burned through all the bloody clouds of the last three centuries: you are not clay to be sculpted by the will of another. You are not a racially inferior inconvenience, to be marched into a concentration camp. You aren’t a class enemy to be exiled by dictators. You are not a disposable cog in the machinery of collectivist economics, or a mouth to be starved by the failure of collective agriculture. You are an American.

And a CITIZEN and an individual. I'm more or less convinced that the of all the travesties and trespasses that a government can commit on the people, the attempt to redefine identity in the name of the government is possibly the most pernicious, destructive, and brutally inhumane and dehumanizing. It's the same urge that wants to turn free, unruly, self-reliant individuals into meek subjects, mute sheep, and easily biddable, easily cowed serfs who labor not for their own prosperity but for the coffers of Government and its aristocrats. Besides, a glance through bloody history will tell you how some of the worst atrocities recorded in its annals derive from some government's drive to define groups of people and then to wreak absolute havoc to those groups that it doesn't like.

(I kinda like this too.)

1 comment:

Quite Rightly said...

I especially like that line: "We repealed a constitutional amendment, for God's sake."

Linked at Bread upon the Waters.