You probably have already heard about Obamacare’s latest setback. Pajama Media has good reports on it here and here.
As someone whose only problem with the Tea Partys is that they’re a little bit too socialist, you don’t need an opinion on this latest judgement. Just wanted to highlight this Judge Brandeis quote from the Richman piece:
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
If that reminds you of a C.S. Lewis dictum, you’re not alone. But Brandeis, at least, may not have realized that would-be rulers cannot remain “well-meaning but without understanding”.
Er…obviously, they can remain “without understanding”. Just look around. But that very same glance should confirm that what tyrants can’t do is remain “well-meaning”. Our crushing debt, England and Europe’s riots, all these symptoms of the terminal stages of the statist philosophy abound.
Are the “progressives” re-examining their approach, beginning with first principles? They are not. They shriek, lie, and fling filth at their opponents. And that’s all they have left.
So much for “well-meaning”.
Those “progressives” have been doing their regular “I am OUTraged” routine over Perry’s use of the word “treason”, though it was qualified with “almost”.
But indeed, “almost treasonous” applies to much of the Obama regime, as well as the private bankers of the federal reserve. WW2 killed off some 55 million, supposedly in a fight for freedom. Those freedoms are now being incrementally erased. Obama reveals his method for acting against the will of “we the people” when he states he will work on gun control “beneath the radar”.
Obama also likes to make deals, and Republicans are too willing to compromise. Obama didn’t want to give border control, unless he got something he wanted … like amnesty. America wants border control, not amnesty … but Obama wants to make a deal. He will gladly cut a trillion off his increased spending of ten trillion, as long as he gets two trillion now, then a trillion a year for seven years, then in 2020 maybe there will be a “cut” (meaning “less increase”).
Push is coming to shove, our politicians lie to “we the people” to achieve a socialist/communist America that we don’t want … no way, no how. But Obama says he’s going to change the whole system … and apparently it will be done with blatant lies and deceit.
I’m not sure that “almost treasonous” is strong enough to define what is being foisted upon us. They “mean well” only if we accept that tyranny against the will of the people is somehow going to work out better than a free society. That has never been the case before in bloody world history, but our Harvard “betters” swear they know what’s best for us.
The only thing preventing me from levelling the treason charge is a maxim that has served well: “never attribute to malice what can be put down to stupidity.”
And these folks are nothing if not stuuuuuuupid.
Excellent, thoughtful comment, thank you for it.
Stupidity is a big factor … still their intent and deceitfulness seems treasonous … or perhaps seditious …
You’ve had a lot of good posts … I don’t always have time to delve into them, or to catch up on things you’ve already thought through. But thanks for staying at it.