Enough Is Enough

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:04:51 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - An introduction to Neil's new web site, The Moratorium (elneil.rationalreview.com), launching tomorrow, dedicated to implementing a moratorium for one hundred years on any new legislation, except legislation that eliminates earlier legislation or government agencies, at any level of government. Already added to my news aggregator.

I'm no conservative--basically, I'm on my way to the stars, by way of Ceres--but before that happens, I want America back the way I remember it. No, it wasn't perfect, not by a long shot. But it was a hell of a lot better when I was a little kid than it is now. I want an America with no more grand utopian schemes to save an environment that doesn't need saving, to prevent global warming that isn't happening, or to force people to participate in a collectivized medical system that is a hollow farce and a justification for snoopery, robbery, and tyranny.

I want an America where the few, pitiful, starving, underpaid bureaucrats that remain--eking out their final days before their positions are abolished forever--have nothing to say about what I eat, what I drink, what I drive, what I keep in my gun cabinet, who I love, how I do it, and even what, in the immortal words of the great George Carlin, I shoot, snort, smoke, or rub into my belly. Maybe it seemed like a good idea at the time, giving them power to interfere in all of these things. Now we know it was a mistake and we must correct it.

I want an America where there are no more hidden agendas--or at least no money to encourage them--like rounding up the population and forcing us to live in gigantic hundred-story tenements while the nomenklatura ride to hounds in the empty countryside and shoot peasants. I want an America where the eternally smoldering ruins of the United Nations building in New York stand as a monument to freedom and a warning to collectivists no matter what rock they choose to hide under.

It is time to forge a device for restoring liberty and destroying collectivism (both are vital) that can't be compromised, broken, or betrayed.

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