Over at HuffPo, mob-rule advocate Paul Adams figures if 70% of the public -- not necessarily the voting public -- want your pocket picked, then it must be done! He's pushing government-run healthcare and the impoverish-the-red-states energy policies of the current Administration.
The older I get, the more certain I become that the right to not have your money taken away at government whim -- or the whim of "the People" -- should've been added to other rights protected by the Bill of Rights. The Framers tried, a little half-heartedly, but that effort succumbed long ago.
Much of the strategy he advocates to push for robbing you under color of law can be used to stop the process, too. It's time to write your Senators, to call 'em up. Or we can all sit shivering in the overcrowded waiting rooms of government-run hospitals, by and by. For our own good, of course.
What was it Thoreau said? "If I knew a man was headed my way with the fixed intention of doing me good, I would flee for my life." It's fight or flight time -- and there's nowhere left to run.
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