Politics As Usual?
supposed to be about limited
government? Government makes laws. Laws create privileges for some and
steal inalienable rights from others in the process. Laws steal
choices. They prohibit and limit choices for some people and
you obey someone else’s choices. It’s like being told where to sit on
the bus. Laws make you do things you would not want to do if you were
free. Was it meant to be this way? What can be more valuable than
do you have when you have no choice?
We find ourselves warring against each other - - red states and blue; 'them against us'; ‘Left’ vs. ‘Right’; Republicans vs. Democrats. These forces are just about equal. Each seeks to take, keep and expand the power to impose laws on the other. Campaign finance laws not withstanding, both sides spent as if in combat. Win at all cost! Tons of money, advertising campaigns, phone banks, promises, defections, “Get out the vote” battalions, voter registration shenanigans, vote fraud, hoards of pollsters, and armies of lawyers have become our new political reality. All for the power to make laws others must obey.
Prohibitions, limitations and mandates now rule us all. Red voters hope to impose their values on the blue and visa versa. No matter the outcome, half of the electorate will have gained more power to impose its values at the expense of the other half. Isn’t that expense becoming unbearable and unsustainable for all?
Should values be forced on us and choices restricted by any party? Can’t we try to liberate instead of regulate each other? Wasn’t America supposed to be about voluntary agreement instead of forced obedience?
- it’s NOT Politics As Usual -