Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have... a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean the characters and conduct of their rulers.
John Adams (from Freedom Watch)
This fits the moment as I just finished reading a postcard qua campaign flyer from Pat Tiberi (R-OH). Good ol' Pat is claiming that he is going to ease the strain on my wallet by:
- Forcing car manufactures to produce more expensive car in order to meet higher federal fuel efficiency standards
- Using my tax dollars as an incentive for alternative energies
- Using my tax dollars to pay for unwanted and expensive public transportation
And the list goes on and on. Pat is really beginning to sound more and more like Mussolini from the 1920's. He's definitely no Ron Paul, and he is not even Reagan of the 1980's. Pat's a socialist and a fascist (he's a twofer) through and through.
Everything he notes above is a strain on my wallet. That is, unless of course, Pat is personally footing the bill. This I doubt since he is not the selfless servant, working only for the supposed public good -- as evidenced by increasing his wealth even in our current economic downturn.
I wonder if he ever read the Constitution? Or took Econ 101? Or logic for that matter.
Hey Pat, quit talking down to your constituents. We are not sheep in need of your shepherding; scared Americans looking for you to guide the way. Your condescending attitude is getting old. And, it doesn't speak highly of your character either.
note: Pat wants tobacco to be regulated by the FDA. A true conservative would fight to get rid of the FDA based on the Constitution and the good old American belief in individual liberties. Pat is a 1990's liberal, plain and simple.