The Negation of Freedom

We do not have two political parties in this country, America. We have one party; called the Big Government Party. The Republican wing likes deficits, war, and assaults on civil liberties. The Democratic wing likes wealth transfer, taxes, and assaults on commercial liberties. Both parties like power; and neither is interested in your freedoms. Think about it. Government is the negation of freedom. Freedom is your power and ability to follow your own free will and your own conscience. The government wants you to follow the will of some faceless bureaucrat.

. . . Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn't care about the Constitution, it doesn't care about your inalienable rights, it doesn't care about the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights, it doesn't even read the laws it writes.

America, this is not an academic issue. If this health care bill becomes law, life as you have known it, freedom as you have exercised it, privacy as you have enjoyed it, will cease to be.

When Congress takes away our freedoms, they will be gone forever. What will you do to prevent this from happening? [bold added]
Judge Andrew Napolitano, writing about the Congressional vote on Obamacare, and what such a massive usurpation of individual rights will mean.

Our government should be the protector of freedom and individual rights, but Napolitano is dead on with his call; it is now a predator instead.

[HT: Myrhaf at The New Clarion]


mike250 said...

wouldn't negation of freedom imply anarchism overtones.

C. August said...

I didn't read that into what Napolitano said, but now that you mention it, I can certainly see that possibility.

I read it as saying "what the government has become is the negation of freedom," but based on your comment, I now wonder if I'm being too generous. As written, he condemned all government, which is a position I think is naive and untenable. For individual rights to be protected, a rational and objective government with objective laws is needed.

Still, if we grant Napolitano artistic license, his identification of the sorry state of our "two party" system is well taken.

Anonymous said...

There is some evidence -- very tenuous evidence, granted, but it justifies a tiny quantum of hope -- but some evidence that a number of Senators will sink the House bill and experience gridlock in the Senate over its own versions of the health care bill. One or two Senators actually try to oppose any version of the bills on Constitutional grounds; others cite their sheer economic impracticality; still others want to be reelected and that's their main concern. My point is that the Tea Parties and all those wonderfully raucaus Town Halls have made it clear to all but the most arrogant in Congress that there will be hell to pay come midterm elections next year.

But, beware of Pelosi, Reid and their allied gangsters in the White House. They aren't fooling anyone but they don't care. They want the power, and they're willing to crack skulls and break arms to get it. Their motto is: "What's reality got to do with it?"