Monday, November 12, 2007

Freedoms and Foes

My latest post the Blog at Mises.org(Mises.org):









H.R. 1955 is an absolute attack on the freedom of speech. Not only does it assault my right to question government, it also assaults the right of ardent Marxists to speak their minds. So, I am at a loss at both ends.

You see, I value the ability to speak as much as the ability to read nonsense from those such as the writers and curators over at
Marxists.org. Should H.R. 1955 become law, no longer will I be able to read articles like "Trotsky or Deutscher? On the New Revisionism and Its Theoretical Source" from James P. Cannon, Fourth International, Winter 1954. The logical gymnastics of such articles will be gone from the web. A very sad day indeed.

I do not fear the idiocy of Cannon and his fellow travelers. But I do fear the agenda of those who proudly strut the halls of DC, American flag pin displayed loudly on lapel or blouse.

These folks aren't simply debating historical and epistemological positions, they are conspiring to subvert the remaining vestiges of Liberty and Property. They are not some group of fanatic windbags. No, they are modern day Brownshirts fighting over whose match ignites the Reichstag -- the Constitution.

The freedom of speech is about to be turned on its head. Fight H.R. 1955 as if it's your life. For without Liberty, your life is no longer yours anyway.

1 comment:

Republicae said...

I agree with your concerns about H.R. 1955 and have expressed similar expressions of such concerns on other forums.

Although I am in no way a fan of Abraham Lincoln, he stated a Right that we all seem to have forgotten or have been indoctrinated to consider abhorent:

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln

In my opinion the Revolutionary Right of the People has not only been philosophically neutralized by The State doctrinally, but it now appears that Right is being further criminalized to protect the government State from the Defensive Right of the People to protect themselves from the very institution created to defend them and their Natural Rights. This Revolutionary Right, as all other Inalienable Rights are not granted by government, but the government operates at the pleasure of the Consent of the People.

We have, especially in the last century, been coerced into a system of contingent freedom solely based upon our compliance with the Will of The State and without such compliance there are various degrees of retribution from The State. The State desires our Compliance rather than our Consent and it operates accordingly.