Skip to comments.Freedom Fades in California
Posted on 09/06/2006 3:29:34 PM PDT by ParsifalCA
Freedom is a fragile thing. A candlelight in a windstorm, if you will, requiring constant vigilance to preserve. It is never safe, as the old saying goes, as long as the California Legislature (or Congress, for that matter) is in session.
That is because the ruling class, that is, elected officials, bureaucrats, and their allies in the private sector, get money, power and prestige from bigger government, and bigger government is an anathema to freedom. Therefore, those who are in charge of protecting our freedom, (i.e. government officials) have a vested interest in taking it away. Human nature being what it is, everyone, including those in government, act to enhance their money, power and prestige. The less freedom you have, the more power the ruling class has.
Lets take a look at what the collectivists in Sacramento did this past week to infringe on your freedom, and enhance their power.
First, SB 840 by State Senator Sheila Kuehl, a socialist from West Hollywood. SB 840 would create a single-payer medical system (that single payer being the government) so that everyone would have medical care. Of course everyone means everyone, whether they are in this country legally or illegally, and whether they can afford to pay for it themselves or not, or whether their boss is already paying for it. Essentially, you or your boss would pay a tax to the state, and in return, you would get medical care... [more]
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I thot Arnold vetoed this today.
Who the Hell needs "Freedom", when they can be "safe", LOL?I do, for one, a dog on a leash isn't as likely to get hit by a bus as a free running stray, but I never found a collar to fit me right.
Ben Franklin saw this day coming.
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )
What was with the cast of "Dobie Gillis?" Warren Beatty is as liberal as they come and Sheila is a rabid anti-male lesbian who thinks the government solves all problems.
Too bad we can't elect Dobie instead. And the Professor as his top advisor.
RIP, Maynard G. Krebs.
Why not make the minimum wage $100 per hour? Or better yet an even $1000 per hour? That way no one is prevented from becoming a rich millionaire....
Glad the "gay textbook bill" was rightfully vetoed too.
Au contraire, Freedom is on the march.
The world is NOT overrun by liberalism, Islamofascim, socialism, terrorism.
You just hear about it because News Programs and MSM have to make a living too. And they don't make a good living off of GOOD news. So, they ramp up the bad.
Yeah I guess you're right...I've just been in Maryland too long.
Throw off your shackles! I wish you well and may your joy be abundant, G8Diplomat. The world is NOT taken over by socialist liberals. And, you will see this with your own eyes, soon, I pray.
I wouldn't call it watered down, I'd call it "In your face, what are you gonna do now lemming?" Socialism.
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