Read the whole thing. It’s chilling.
It always cracks me up when I get to see a VDH post. He’s way ahead of the curve and I believe I was suspended for a time when I first joined FR for using him as a source. The times, they are a changin’.
Thanks for posting.
While reading, a thought struck me. (I immediately hit it back and wrestled it into submission.)
An old saw is that, “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”
Seems to me in our present fix this should be updated to, “The perfect is the most deadly enemy of the good.”
America today provides objectively greater prosperity and freedom to a larger part of its population than any nation before.
It is admittedly not perfect. Therefore it must be fundamentally changed in the ways VDH describes to make it more perfect. Since perfection can never be achieved by humans, the fundamental changes must continue forever. The likely, indeed certain, result is that such changes will eventually result in the collapse of the system that was pretty darn good, and its replacement by a system with greatly reduced prosperity and freedom.
VDH was on John Batchelor the Friday after the election and he speculated that due to the “second term” curse, Obama might not make it to 2017 in office. He thought that some sort scandal would force him from office.
IMHO, the Left now believes (thanks to their sycophants and allies in Silicon Valley) that modern computer technology will now allow them to centrally manage an economy (a task that has never been successfully done before).
VDH nails it. I would simply point out that those in power care not a fig as to whether communism “works”. I presume that they are smart enough to know that it does not. For them all that matters is power, the pursuit of same and the exercise of same.
For the useful idiots on the sidelines cheering them on - they have been manipulated by the media to think that “sticking it to the man” is going to benefit them in the long run. They are sadly mistaken.
It’s pretty scary — depending on how seriously you take the public musings of koo-koo leftist law professors.
“..drag Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi from a truck..If an idiot were to write that trash..”
How is it trash?
That is where we are headed.
That is quite a "trade" for a once prosperous and free Constitutional Republic that was the envy of the world.
There is rarely worry expressed that a profligate nation that borrows from others abroad and those not born has no moral compass.
It should be obvious when that same nation is killing
the unborn that it would borrow from by the millions.
There are a lot of great comments as well.
An American CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROFESSOR explains how we will be better off and more free when we are free FROM the Constitution. Wow.