"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bring It On

The left likes to say that we conservatives are dangerous.  When you believe in the principles of this country as founded, that's exactly what we should have been for a long time, but we weren't.  Leftists will take what I say and twist it, as they always do, but I'm going to say it anyway.

The reason the country is in such lousy shape is because conservatives didn't maintain the respect that comes from being feared. We conservatives also just assumed that common sense would let people know that the ideas of the left just don't work in the long term, and that history had proved it over and over.  The government at all levels took little steps, and incrementally did things that would take us all down the road to hell, and we conservatives bought into the idea of just being nice, and going along to get along.What should have happened is that, every time those critters who seek out power by getting elected or becoming a bureaucrat started doing stuff that was outside the enumerated powers of the Constitution, they would have quickly heard from a large body of the constituency letting them know that their job was in danger.  Alas, we so wanted not to be hated or to be labeled as sexist, racist, xenophobic, intolerant, homophobic, or whatever, that we kept giving away ground.  Just like the Israelis, trading real estate for the hope of peace.  It was a fool's game.

Have there been extremists among the so-called "right wing?"  Of course.  There are always extremists in every camp.  And now we have an example of one on the left.

What fascinates me is the total lack of reason in the man.  Recent polls coming up to the 2010 election said that only 20% of the country thinks of itself as liberal.  Not leftist, mind you, but just liberal.  And it's been my experience that when you talk to someone who considers themselves liberal, they most often don't know much about anything political or about history, and certainly not anything about weapons.  In fact, most liberals I've ever dealt with in my life reacted to seeing my folding knife or one of my firearms as if they'd seen a scary monster.

With that in mind, I just had to laugh when I read this excerpt of what is a call for violent revolution published by the notorious left wing cartoonist Ted Rall.  He wants to seek out and destroy Tea-Party Patriots.  What more can I say, than, "Good luck with that."

Hat tip to The Anti-Idiotarian Rottwieler.

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