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The Bipartisan War on Liberty
Reason ^ | 2011-11-18

Posted on 11/21/2011 6:08:38 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Liberal and conservative elites agree on one thing: Americans are too free for their own good.


To outward appearances, it might seem as though the left and right have never been more at odds. And for the average man in the street, drawn to the Tea Party on one side or the Occupy movement on the other, this might be true. But it is not so true for elite opinion. The nation's high and mighty may be divided about many things, but on one point they often agree: Americans are still too darn free.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; bloodoftyrants; communism; crushfedgov; donttreadonme; fedgov; fedzilla; freedom; govtabuse; liberalfascism; liberty; lping; nannystate; rapeofliberty; tyranny; waronliberty
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To: Yooper4Life; Huck

You might enjoy some of the quotes here as well:

21 posted on 11/21/2011 9:30:25 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Daybreak! Sunshine! About time this was discussed.

22 posted on 11/21/2011 10:04:20 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Huck

If this was facebook I would “like” your post. Government IS a protection racket. Protection from the enemies government created.

23 posted on 11/21/2011 10:53:31 AM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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Unfortunatley, I think it's part of human nature. The unaffiliated either keep out of site or get crushed. Otherwise, you join a faction to protect you from the other factions.

This is what keeps gangs going, in and out of prison. It's what keeps crime families going. It's what keeps political parties going. You need to organize to resist hostile organizations.

That's what these retarded OWS anarchists fail to understand. There is no such thing as anarchy. Gangs are as natural as wolf packs, and they move in to fill the void. The strongest of those gangs eventually become governments. And losers like the OWS crowd are dogmeat.

24 posted on 11/21/2011 12:01:23 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: dagogo redux

““Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”

Daniel Webster”

I suppose I should be easier on Daniel Webster given that there were so many men made hypocritical by the corruption of power.

But I find much in his history and policy’s that were indeed designed to usurp power and authority to those most distant from the people.

25 posted on 11/21/2011 12:17:17 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: dagogo redux

Thank you.

26 posted on 11/21/2011 12:45:26 PM PST by Yooper4Life (They all lie.)
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To: Huck

“Yes they were. Amazingly so. And conversely, the federalists were dead wrong—none more so than Madison, whose most famous Federalist Papers read like absurdist comedy (#10 and #46).

Our system will prevent factions? Instead it created a civil war. Federal powers will be few and defined? More like infinite and boundless. And the anti-federalists prove that this was quite foreseeable at the time, and not merely a post-New Deal anomaly.”

While it may have been foreseeable in the flaws of the 1787 Constitution, as pointed out by the anti-federalist, It was also most clearly unintended & unauthorized as sold by Mansion.

The more active defense of our liberty is authorized. The patriots cry for liberty must be channeled with the entitlement of the lessons of history.

Like it or not we now have an overbearing and imperial Goverment to deal with. We must out-think and out maneuver our enemy and remember the art of War.

While this evil may be more dug in then ever before it is also old and its practices reviled. Like an enemy who has been to battle too many times we can predict how it will behave as well as how to manipulate it.

The Object now is to wrassle it to the ground using both political cunning and situational entrapment.

The political forces with control this monster can be manipulated to weaken & cripple it before us. Unfortunately that means we are going to have to abandon somethings that are important to us at least for a short time.

27 posted on 11/21/2011 1:26:17 PM PST by Monorprise
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