“Dear Mr. Lucente: You are a total wing nut.”
Do I really need to read the rest of the letter?
Actually, dear letter writer, I am a libertarian. Or, as I prefer, a classical liberal.
I consider myself a person of at least average intelligence. Still, I will simply never understand those who find the idea of liberty as “crazy” or “outside the mainstream,” and libertarians as “wing nuts.”
Usually such charges come from liberals, especially the radical leftists who have hijacked the Democratic Party in recent years.
And by radical leftists, I am talking about the communists, fascists and socialists, led by the communist-in-chief currently occupying the White House, at least until Jan. 20, who believe that government should take care of our every want, need and desire from the cradle to the grave.
That includes, of course, only those humans who actually are permitted to make it to the cradle. After all, this cradle-to-grave care does not include protecting humans who have not yet, through no fault of their own, left the womb.
Nor should we forget the death panels that will decide when we go to the grave.
If you don’t think government is capable of using abortion or geronticide as a means of controlling the population or balancing the budget, you are extremely naïve. We have plenty of historical examples of just such behavior. And we all know about China’s one-child, forced-abortion policy.
That is the glorious leap forward, dear readers. The liberal promise of a more enlightened future where inconvenient babies and the elderly are killed.
As a classical liberal, I subscribe to one very simple philosophy: People should be left alone to do whatever they want to do only so long as they don’t violate another person’s right to life, liberty or property through force or fraud. Or, in other words, the golden rule that one should behave toward others as one would want others to behave toward oneself.
That’s it. A very simple philosophy.
This is the same philosophy that drove the Founders to take the drastic measure of becoming traitors and taking up arms against their government.
It is the same philosophy behind those great words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is to those words and the cause of liberty that 56 of this country’s greatest citizens signed their names and pledged their lives, fortunes, and their sacred honor.
Yet, to today’s modern liberal, they were simply 56 “wing nuts.”
I will never understand how any thinking person can be opposed to this philosophy. How can any sane person not advocate for the cause of liberty?
That, of course, is a rhetorical question because like those truths that were so self-evident to our forefathers, the answer is somewhat obvious. The majority of Americans are educated by the government. Do you really believe a government that strives to control our lives from cradle to grave is going to educate children to believe that is a bad thing?
Of course not.
The cause of liberty goes against the modern liberal worldview of cradle-to-grave governmental control and the conservative view of controlling our social lives and fighting endless wars.
Besides that, too many Americans lack either the ability or the will to think critically. That can’t seem to understand that for each liberty that is stolen in the name of some other “greater good,” we come closer to losing all our liberties.
Oh, the liberals and the conservatives will prattle about the idea of liberty, but in the end that is nothing but pure puffery for they see the cause of liberty as nothing but poppycock, balderdash and foolery.
Unfortunately, as we continue to travel down the road of European-style socialism, thanks to a mix of communal lethargy and communal ignorance, we should keep in mind a 1787 quotation from Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
Of course, he was just a libertarian wing nut.
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