Friday, March 25, 2011

Quote of the day - tough times

"A significant percentage of the population will be demanding that “the government” DO SOMETHING, and that something will include confiscation of private property and virtual enslavement of the skilled.

The former Soviet Union didn’t get that because the people there were used to their government either ignoring or terrorizing the populace. Not so here. Here, the masses have been told since birth, the government is the solution to problems, not their source."

- Kevin Baker - In comments at Alan's

Read that last sentence again, because it is the truth. So many people grow up believing The Big Lie with every fiber of their being. Hell, just listen to any hardcore liberal for 10 minutes. Every problem can be fixed by government. Every problem was exacerbated because the government didn't do enough, or "the right people" weren't in charge. The concept of the government action itself being the cause of the problem(s) is simply inconceivable!

I still have liberals telling me all the stimulus spending was necessary to prevent a banking collapse and that we need to keep spending. They are in complete denial about the fact that the deck of cards can and will collapse, and that continuing down our current course is unsubstainable and will lead to insolvency.

Hell, I had a liberal just the other day tell me that even if Obamacare is unconstitutional he supports it because "it's the right thing to do." Yes folks, he believes that our "leaders" should intentionally ignore the Constitution when they believe they are morally justified in doing so. When pushed on this he said that the Constitution / Bill of Rights is just a document, constantly changing, and should not hold us back if it harms the country as a whole. With that view of the Constitution it's not even worth the parchment it's printed on.

That doesn't surprise me, but let me just say that the fact that my fellow citizens view the Bill of Rights in such a way scares the fuck out of me.


Divemedic said...

We are no longer a constitutional republic. We are a direct democracy, with all decisions being made by a direct vote of the people through Gallop polling.

Tango Juliet said...

Troubling and true.

Linoge said...

Fair to say Divemedic nailed it - the people finally realized they could vote themselves as much money as they so desire, and we fulfilled Franklin's words... we lost our Republic.

Hell, when, as you say, their constituents have no regard for the Constitution, why should our duly-elected "representatives"?