Thursday, June 18, 2009

Time For a Good Liberty Rant

The Constitution specifies a federated government. The US Government is supposed to be a lightweight framework to hold together the several states. The majority of power belongs to the states, and to the people. The people and the states get to choose their own style of government based on their regional needs and preferences. Not the one-size-fits-all, top-down, centrally-planned monstrosity that we've been drifting toward for the past 80 years.

We have all this nasty discourse because when the government starts taking sides, and handing out free stuff at other people's expense, the special interests line up around the block to influence government. And they fight tooth and nail to prevent the unsympathetic party from gaining power, because that wrecking ball swings both ways, baby. Neither party has a lock on inappropriately concentrating power in the federal government, although the Democrats do seem to do it faster than the Republicans do.

One definition of tyranny is special interests using the force of government to shove their agenda down your throat. Down with both political parties! I just want my liberty back!

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