Modern revolutions are solution-based. So are modern governments. Redistribute the wealth. Power to the workers. Put X in charge. Strengthen Laws Y through Z. Impose your will on everyone else. And there is the Declaration of Independence, old and worn, offering up an idea as fragile as a butterfly, that government does not exist to impose solutions, but to protect the individual’s pursuit of happiness.
I’m a vet. Took the oath then. Took it again when hired in a government job. Taken the same oath twice. Never been relieved of said oath. To misquote Thomas Paine, my job is to protect my country from my government. That’s why the oath is to the Constitution, not the government.
It was old, dead, white men and their conception of a free society.
If a government bureaucrat can put your name on a secret list on the bureaucrat’s own whim or even using secret standards and, as a result, you have lost a fundamental liberty, then the feds have transformed a natural right into a governmental gift. If the feds can create a no-fly list in secret and “no fly” comes to mean “no buy,” then we have no rights but what the government will permit us to do.
The referendum revealed huge divisions in British society with low-income working class voters opting for Brexit while well-educated, affluent voters chose the status quo.
The natives are restless. Obviously the great unwashed are smarter than the ‘well-educated’ idiots. I’d like to know their definition of ‘well-educated’? This is great news! Congratulations Britain! A blow struck against Eurabia!
Now, the federal government is making a major move against the tiny house movement, seeking to give HUD authority to require tiny houses to conform
READ THIS CAREFULLY FOLKS: The cops, with overwhelming force that they demand the right to possess and use at their whim while at the same time they refuse to allow you to have and possess defensive firepower on your person in the very same situation and place, cowered outside in fear and let the patrons who had been shot and were being shot die.
Get ready to be disgusted.
Indeed. If I am ever ‘required’ to attend one these celebrations of perversity and mental illness you can bet my boss will be facing a charge of sexual harassment, and violating my 1st Amendment religious rights, including the right to discriminate.
During the 1950s, third graders could walk to school, play alone at the park, or bike 10 minutes to a friend’s house without anyone worrying or objecting, so long as they came home for supper or before the street lights came on. Today, though kidnapping is just as rare, a parent who allows that same behavior is at risk of arrest or even losing custody of their children to their state’s child protective services bureaucracy. Society’s concept of what constituted an unacceptable risk, harm, or trauma expanded for ill. In Hanna Rosin’s words, it “stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer.”
A 17-page pdf available at here