Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Being Pushed Around

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.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Fuck Paul Adams, the government, and the horse they all rode in on.

That's all I have to say.

Joanna said...

"She's the kind who lives for others -- and you can tell the others by their hunted expression." -- The Screwtape Letters

George said...

Love the Thoreau quote. It ranks up there with, "I'm from the government; I'm here to help you."

Both should cause fear in anyone who has cause for concern about the future in either of our countries.

I think we're in deep, deep shit.


Don said...

Excellent comments, all. I personally feel like I'm being backed into a corner and wonder just how far I'm willing to let myself be pushed. Storm clouds are definitely gathering...

Drang said...

Me, I'm ready to buy some rope.

Joanna said...

I forget where I read it, but I saw something a while back about the April 15 tea parties that said it well: The most dangerous constituent is the man dangerously close to having nothing to lose.

Joseph said...

Two letters on government run health care:


enough said.

Start letting administrators, lawyers and managers run a medical program, and it's all downhill.

Tango Juliet said...

I said "enough is enough" long ago, but as usual, no one's listening.