Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Liberty Or Control?

"There is no question that if one were to ask whether we Americans are moving towards more liberty or more government control over our lives, the answer would unambiguously be the latter -- more government control over our lives. We might have reached a point where the trend is irreversible and that is a true tragedy for if liberty is lost in America, it will be lost for all times and all places."

Walter E. Williams

If it is gone here, where would it resurrect? Resurrection means bringing back what was before, and in a better state! You cannot resurrect from somewhere else what isn't there now.

And so I agree with Dr. Williams's statement.

This is similar to Ronald Reagan's proclamation, "America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."

People aren't coming here because we are smarter, bigger, faster or more beautiful than elsewhere in the world. They come here for the historically-demonstrated chance to become what freedom and opportunity will allow them to become! And to pass on that expression of individuality for their posterity. Aren't all people interested in their posterity?

I don't see boatloads of people trying to flee elsewhere for Cuba. Or China, North Korea or even "modern" Russia. There is no shining city there, no beacon, and no trend toward more liberty, despite the propaganda of some ill-minded people. The rest of the world gets it.

And so, when we have the choice between liberty and gubment control, the choice could not be clearer.

Like the first governor of my state, one Patrick Henry, I WILL TAKE LIBERTY EVERY TIME.

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