Skip to comments.Did Romney Read Gandhi?
Posted on 09/28/2012 7:12:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney has hit a nerve. The mainstream media are indignant and downright apoplectic over Romney's "47 percent" comment. But as Eric Hoffer once observed, "we are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about."
In fact, the Obama administration's long term strategy is to create a permanent class of federally dependent citizens tipping over 50 percent in order to suffocate the very atmosphere that gives life to intellectual and political diversity in America. As James Madison said, there are "two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests."
Whereas Madison chose freedom and diversity, the Obama administration is betting on statism and conformity complete with an ominous new flag and a cult-like salute.
But James Madison wasn't alone in his belief that the presence of an overwhelming government would stifle the freedom which serves as a prerequisite for individuality and creativity. An impressive short list of some of history's most penetrating and influential thinkers all agreed -- for all their differences -- on the same basic premise: the long and painful process of individual self-mastery and character development could only flourish in an authoritarian-free environment.
For example, one can't fail to notice that Gandhi has always been championed by the left as an enlightened progressive. But in fact Gandhi was as conservative as Mitt Romney in his deep conviction regarding the status of freedom, self-respect, and individuality in the shadow of the ever-threatening welfare state. In his Collected Works Gandhi said the following in 1947:
"The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form...
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The liberals may be espousing Gandhi because he spent his old age mingling with the poor. He traveled 3rd class in trains, lived in a hut and spun his own yarn to make simple clothes.
What they overlook is that he never asked the poor to get a hand out from the state/government. Gandhi taught them SELF RELIANCE. The liberals in Western countries detest self reliance. They call it Darwinism.
Mitt Romney a man of peace- These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.
The left worships Ghandi.
On the flip side; I'm getting rid of my AK-47 because I can't see having to worry about a round going through a person (or two) through the walls of my brick home, through the walls of my neighbor's brick home, and taking out said neighbor. Will replace the AK with a shotgun. Besides, the AK beats you up if you shoot more than a few rounds at the range.
"The world owes you a living...no matter how lazy, dumb, slovenly, drunk, drug-addicted...no matter how many convictions for distribution/possesion, armed robbery, domestic violence, murder and mayhem, no matter how many screwups, jobs lost, kids abandoned."
"The world owes you a living and Obama's gonna make sure US taxpayers pay for it."
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