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Liberty and Tyranny
OneNewsNow.com ^ | 5/7/09 | Mike S. Adams

Posted on 05/07/2009 3:29:34 PM PDT by ReformationFan

For the past few years, I’ve been arguing that those who like to be called “liberals” should instead be called statists. You know these people. They are the ones who, full of righteous indignation, speak incessantly of injustice and oppression in America. They also speak, in sentences full of smug self-assurance, as if they and only they possess the empathy and intellectual fortitude necessary to provide “solutions” to a host of social “problems” thrust upon a good people by a bad “society.”

Edmund Burke was talking about these statists when he said “by (their) unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways, as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken. Men would become little better than the flies of summer.”

The American conservative today finds himself in a position of fighting a form of progressivism, which seems to have taken on a life of its own. When confronted with the myriad of changes occurring with such rapidity it is hard to see the common thread linking them all together. But if there is one theme, it is this: Equality.

Mark Levin is correct in saying that this passion for equality is driven by the statist’s deep sense of inferiority. For the passion for equality is, at its core, a passion for anonymity. When the fabric of society is woven together in such a way that one thread cannot be distinguished from another, no judgment is possible. That is why the economic Marxist prefers a guaranteed average outcome. And it is why the cultural Marxist is receptive to the religion of moral relativism.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: adams; burke; culturalmarxist; edmundburke; egalitarian; egalitarianism; equality; levin; liberals; liberty; marklevin; marxist; mikeadams; mikesadams; statism; tyranny
Excellent editorial by Mike S. Adams about the difference between liberty and statism a.k.a. tyranny.
1 posted on 05/07/2009 3:29:34 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

bookmark


2 posted on 05/07/2009 3:31:53 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ReformationFan

That’d be a good title for a book.


3 posted on 05/07/2009 3:33:51 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Naturalized Texan)
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To: ReformationFan

bookmark


4 posted on 05/07/2009 3:38:05 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: ReformationFan

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

— Thomas Jefferson


5 posted on 05/07/2009 4:10:48 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: ReformationFan

http://rightbias.com/News/video23.aspx

50 Year-Old Cartoon Eerily Predicts The Future
Video
RightBias.com
May 4, 2009

The more things change, the more they remain the same, as shown by this video produced 50 years ago. Dr. Utopia promises the world - just give away your freedom and the government will take care of you forever.

It didn’t work then but learning from history is not allowed in our new ‘Dr. Utopia’s’ prescription for changing America.

Last portion of cartoon is especially prescient.


6 posted on 05/07/2009 4:14:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: ReformationFan

Damn, I thought somebody posted Levin’s book.


7 posted on 05/07/2009 4:45:55 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Proud member of the Homeland Security Department watch list.)
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To: Sergeant Tim; Shhhh They are watching Us; SilvieWaldorfMD; Sir Hailstone; Sisku Hanne; sloop; ...

MARK LEVIN PING!!


8 posted on 05/07/2009 5:57:16 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Pres--dent 0zer0 is a train wreck. DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!)
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To: ReformationFan
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9 posted on 05/07/2009 5:58:10 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Pres--dent 0zer0 is a train wreck. DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!)
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To: Doomonyou

Mike Adams is good too! Especially when he’s talking about Mark Levin.


10 posted on 05/07/2009 5:59:28 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Pres--dent 0zer0 is a train wreck. DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!)
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To: Fudd Fan; holdonnow

Yhello, Mark...

Loved your book..

:)


11 posted on 05/07/2009 6:01:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Fudd Fan

Thanks for the ping, More word out on TGO!


12 posted on 05/07/2009 6:06:14 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: roses of sharon

Excellent cartoon. And very prophetic.


13 posted on 05/07/2009 6:10:46 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: dajeeps

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

— Thomas Jefferson

Terrific Jefferson quote. And so true. I’m ready for the government to start fearing us for a change.


14 posted on 05/07/2009 6:12:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Fudd Fan

Thanks for the ping. This is an excellent piece.

I’m getting Mark’s book for one of my Mother’s Day presents! : )


15 posted on 05/07/2009 6:18:12 PM PDT by LucyJo ("Yep, son, we've met the enemy and he is us.")
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To: ReformationFan; roses of sharon; Fudd Fan; All

Great post; cartoon; ping; thread. Thanks.


16 posted on 05/07/2009 6:19:37 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ReformationFan

btt


17 posted on 05/07/2009 7:26:17 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Professional Engineer

;-)


18 posted on 05/07/2009 7:29:02 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; holdonnow

Ditto That


19 posted on 05/07/2009 7:58:03 PM PDT by NellieMae (Here...... common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: All; ReformationFan

Did anyone who read Levin’s book think it would be suitable as a gift for a high school person, or would it be too dry for them?


20 posted on 05/07/2009 8:07:04 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

For most highschoolers, it is pretty dry.


21 posted on 05/07/2009 8:13:11 PM PDT by gitmo (History books will read that Lincoln freed the slaves and Obama enslaved the free.)
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To: gitmo

Thank you.


22 posted on 05/07/2009 10:05:48 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ReformationFan

...and why the feminist wants to lower male standards to achieve a competitive outcome.


23 posted on 05/09/2009 12:05:34 AM PDT by jenk (If you'd like to be added to or dropped from the "Low Budget" Ping list--lemme know.)
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To: jenk

Exactly. Equality, not Truth, is what matters to egalitarians.

Check out this thread called “A Battle of the sexes”-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2242832/posts


24 posted on 05/09/2009 7:16:58 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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