The Price of Freedom
What the hell is it about the Left? I know, we ask that a lot…but damn…what is it?
You can always tell what the latest mantra/theme/slogan is from them, because within days of someone spouting it they all start to line up behind it! And it is isn’t (necessarily) a conspiracy ushering forth from Central Planning (though sometimes it IS). Usually it is just some moron slobbering and/or shrieking some mindless blather, and then all of a sudden the minions of the Left are pulling on their jackboots and marching down the street…usually with machine-printed banners!
Over the last few days a new theme/mantra has emerged…and it is now all the rage! “Trust your government!” … “Obey the President” … “Be a good citizen by complying with all laws” … etc…
OK, on the surface these kinda sound just like ‘Civics 101’. Except the context where these are coming up is incredibly disturbing. The above statements all emerged from recent statements (with multiple variations) on three topics in the news this week: (1) new restrictions/regulations regarding the 2nd Amendment, (2) the drone strikes…and the Resident’s “Kill Memo” regarding U.S. citizens, and (3) Obamacare.
But the new mantra isn’t limited to those topics. On every front dissent and disagreement, once deemed necessary by the Left when Bush was President…are now decried, and borderline illegal under Obama. And the “borderline” of illegality is getting blurred daily.
When the topic of “transparency” came up in a Senate hearing this week, the response from an Obama apparatchik was essentially: “You don’t need to know that”. And then Democrat Senators rallied to defend the statement, declaring the Republicans were only asking questions for “political reasons”.
Hollywood celebs, Democrat politicians, and our “beloved” media, are all lining up behind the rallying cry of “Obedience!” Most damned of all in that list are the so-called journalists. Their job USED TO BE investigating and reporting. NOW they routinely either ignore anything remotely negative regarding the Obama Regime, or actively tell us: “It’s NONE of your business!”
This post was “inspired” by Geraldo Rivera. He became the last straw this morning, after a week of listening to everyone from Chris Rock, to Leon Panetta, to Harry Reid, to Piers Morgan tell me to “OBEY!”
Rivera, warts and all, USED TO BE someone who at least pretended to be concerned about government abuses of power. Today, when asked about the existence of Obama’s ‘Drone Strikes on American Citizens’ policy…and the utter lack of ‘Due Process’, transparency or oversight inherent in the policy…Rivera said the following: “We just have to trust our government to use the power wisely”.
Wait…WHAT? Obama’s policy is that Americans ANYWHERE who are deemed a “threat”, can be drone-stricken out of existence with NO oversight, NO ‘Due Process’ and NO information pre or post annihilation as to why. Yet Rivera, et al, shrug (he did) and say “Let’s just TRUST them”????
How much DOES a pair of jackboots cost??? I don’t know…but it sure ain’t the Price of Freedom!