Monday, June 4, 2012

Conservative on Target! 6/4/12

   NANNY STATE Watch! The Tyranny of Having Too Many Choices: America was built on the principle that a man could make choices about his own life. This has been a complete failure. You remember when pioneers set out by themselves into the untamed frontier? And you remember what happened to them? That’s right: They all died. Lacking a government to tell them how much soda to drink or salt to eat, they became too obese to run away from bears and mountain lions. It’s a sad chapter in our history, but luckily when people headed out west the next time, they brought lots and lots of government with them and founded California. And thanks to its huge amount of laws telling people what to do, that area has flourished (well, I haven’t read any news about California in a decade or so, but I assume it’s still doing pretty well).
   Anyway, the principle we’ve learned is that man can’t survive if he has to make choices for himself. Think about it: From what to eat to what to wear to what to do, you basically do nothing but make choices about your life all day long. It’s annoying and tiresome, and none of us has read all the scientific studies to know what’s healthy to eat and how much exercise we need. We need smart people to limit this insane number of choices so we can know what to do. Thus we have politicians who hover above us (or, in Bloomberg’s case, below us) watching us lovingly and telling us what to do for our own benefit.

Obama's Evolution: Faith Accompli? Even for some of the churchgoing Left, same-sex "marriage" was a bridge too far. That, coupled with his fierce attacks on religious liberty, and even the President's faith-based allies are becoming critics. Will it be enough to change the course of 2012? We'll see. But obviously, the President's "mainstream" views aren't so mainstream after all.
President Obama spurned Polish officials who requested that former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, calling him too "political."
"Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my
limbs and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I
have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which
perhaps, I could not surrender if I would. Nor is there anything in the common
law of England inconsistent with that right." -- John Adams
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