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“I Do Think There Are Certain Times ‘WE’ Should Infringe On Your Freedoms”

Mull that statement over for a while. That is the Progressive Platform, total control of a submissive population, to push an agenda. Whether you are  D-word or an R-word isn’t the problem, it’s the few that want to shape the country in their image that is the problem. Which brings me to gay marriage. Why is this issue even being heard by the Supreme Court? Marriage laws have always been at the state level and are a social issue This is not a civil rights issue nor is it a federal issue. There is no guarantee of marriage of any kind in our Constitution, whether heterosexual or LGBT. Think of the can of worms this will open up for freedom of religion. Will gay or lesbian couples be able to sue over denial of service from churches, mosques and synagogues? How will it affect the separation of church and state? Will religious beliefs be trampled again under the guise of freedom? How would the DOJ enforce it? Will the federal government start interfering in church business as they are now doing through HHS? None of this is being asked and should be. For the record, I am not against civil unions, whether they be for heteros or the LGBT but, it should be left to the states to enact it. Not everything is a civil rights issue, no matter what the left proclaims. It seems Justice Kennedy will be the deciding vote. One question he asked sums it up;

“I just wonder if the case was properly granted.”….snip

Kennedy, by all appearances the swing vote among the nine justices, suggested with this musing that the Supremes could decline altogether to say whether the Constitution gives gays the right to marry.

and this on SSM

Maybe it’s time for government to get out of the whole marriage business altogether. Or at least to treat it as a standard civil contract between adults conferring certain privileges (wills, powers of attorney, co-ownership) and obligations (say hello to alimony and the marriage tax penalty, Bert and Ernie). Don’t want to call it “marriage”? Fine, call it a civil union, domestic partnership, blancmange, whatever, leave it open to any pair of consenting adults. Leave the holy sacrament business to churches, and if First Lutheran or Immaculate Conception or Temple Beth-El don’t want to bestow the title of “married” on a same sex couple, that ought to be their own business. You get married at a church, you get blancmanged at the county courthouse.

Maybe then we can get back to talking about our $16 trillion debt.

Government activism is another way of infringing on personal liberty. Obamacare is just another form of infringement which will dictate how much you are required to weigh, what personal choices you make in your daily activities and, when and how you receive treatment because of personal choices. Obamacare is a nightmare not just because of its costs, although it is a big part of the reason it should be scrapped, it’s nanny state on steroids which is so objectionable. A prime example of the nanny statist on steroids is Bloomberg. In his infinite wisdom he feels his money can buy power to control not only his city, but aims at controlling what happens in other states as well. But, all this could backfire on the Progs. Some see Bloomberg as a gift because his views are highly unpopular with the mainstream public as a whole. The Best Thing To Happen To Republicans Since Citizens United

Bloomberg’s activism is the best thing to happen to Republicans since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United for three reasons. First, and most obviously, Bloomberg’s unashamed efforts to ban or curtail those pleasures his unelected bureaucrats deem harmful is unvarnished progressivism’s oldest and most distasteful impulse.

Second, Bloomberg is the physical embodiment of the hypocrisy the Democratic Party and the media display on campaign finance reform issues. Combined with the news that the liberal Tides Foundation had contributed five times more progressive causes than the oft-maligned libertarian Koch Brothers contributed to Republicans, Bloomberg’s financial contributions to liberal candidates demonstrates that progressives and the media establishment are only concerned about campaign finance issues when Democratic candidates are endanger of losing elections.

Finally, from a Republican’s perspective, Bloomberg is also having a much more beneficial effect on the political landscape than any reform the GOP could institute on its own.

Anger with DC is on the rise;

But Americans aren’t necessarily unhappy because of the $85 billion in  across-the-board spending cuts that hit March 1. While a plurality of 41 percent  believes sequestration will hurt the country, the percentage of those who  believe it will have no impact has nearly doubled, from 12 percent to 23  percent. And while polls leading up to March suggested congressional Republicans  would bear the brunt of the blame, 39 percent of the public blames them for  cuts, while 35 percent blame Obama.

Who can blame us, 81% of the country is unhappy with Congress. They’re spending way too much time wrangling over politics than they are dealing with issues affecting all of us.  Government has become the spokes in the tire of success…

….” the power in 20th century America  lies not in the hands of a few industrialists, but with massive  monopolistic trust of government, and its network of unions,  non-profits, lobbyists and PAC’s. The railroads are broken up, offshore  drilling is banned, coal mining is in trouble and Ma Bell has a thousand quarreling stepchildren– now government is the real big business.”

We can either be slaves to this or choose to be free men and women. It’s all a matter of conscience and courage.

Freedom like slavery, is as much a state of mind as a state of being. It is possible to be legally free, yet to have no freedom of action  whatsoever. And it is possible to be legally a slave and yet to be free  in defiance of those restrictions. External coercion alone does not make a man free or slave, it is the degradation of mind that makes a man a  slave.

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/03/from-slavery-to-freedom.html

open thread….

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20 Comments

  1. Soft tyranny of social engineering …..

    “Yet according to a social engineer’s perversion of logic, the successful American individual is somehow indebted to the government and to the indigent, despite perpetually providing for the existence of both. And if you are this successful individual, you should understand that forking over more of your wealth and property is penance for your fortunate circumstances. But since you refuse to offer self-atonement and cling to a notion that your property belongs to you, it is to be taken from you by a mob that demands it for personal use, in a coerced transaction facilitated by the government.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/03/the_manufactured_authority_of_the_nanny_state.html#ixzz2Opob7xCb

  2. I have a morning routine, hit the bathroom, brush teeth, get coffee, let the dog out. After these minor chores, I go to the Net to see what happened overnight. I doubt I am the only one who is more and more convinced that the inmates have taken control of the asylum. Every morning, the ‘crazy’ level seems to escalate.
    Having in-house legal advice can be instructive, I am told that two consenting adults can draw up any kind of contract they wish, within legal bounds. Their banker can advise them on ways to avoid estate taxes, which is, btw, what triggered the whole gay marriage fight in the first place. Always follow the money.
    I agree with you Lynn, how did this case get to the Supremes in the first place?
    It seems to come down to a grab for a new voting bloc, one that appears to have a great deal of cash.
    Between Nanny Obama, and Nanny Bloomberg we are living in Alice’s rabbit hole. Sometimes, I long for my parent’s era, where certain subjects were not discussed, and everyone minded their own business. There will always be bullies who torture those who are ‘other’, unfortunately, no law can prevent that.

    • It’s always about the ‘money’….$360,000 in estate taxes to be exact.
      The long term repercussions are what exasperates me. You have to know there is going to be an activist nutter somewhere down the line who will want to use the courts to force religious orgs to perform gay marriages. if the Supremes had any sense they would drop this like a hot rock.

      • Gay rights activists are like terrorists, they have a bottomless pocket filled with cash.
        They will start suing churches, count on it.
        I am beginning to think that people of faith are the now the most oppressed group in our society.
        I have lived and worked in harmony with gays all my life, we respected each other, and stayed out of each other’s bedrooms, life was simple back then.

        • The only topics the Progs have involve ‘sex’ and ‘guns’…..that 16 trillion dollar elephant in the room has to be avoided at all cost. That and the Obamacare nightmare….. *sigh*

  3. Bless his heart….

    “Mr. O’Malley went on to catalog all sorts of alleged failures attributable to the mere presence of a Republican woman in the governor’s office. Chiefly, Mrs. Haley is to be scorned for not running up the state’s fiscal “credit card” to pay for programs the state couldn’t otherwise afford.

    While Maryland can boast of a state unemployment rate 2 points lower than South Carolina’s 8.7 percent, Mr. O’Malley omits mention of how many of those jobs are on the federal government’s shrinking dime. If sequestration “cuts” ever touch those jobs — something last week’s continuing resolution casts in some doubt — what will he point to then?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/28/bless-his-heart/#ixzz2Oq12tdJs

  4. Get rid of the chaff in government? Oh no, that would make BO look bad.

    “In a letter to Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on Wednesday, Coburn cited a report he released in 2008, which showed that that between 2001 and 2007 the government lost 19.6 million hours to employees who were absent without leave.

    Coburn continued that in 2011 the government paid for over 3.4 million hours, spending $155 million on employees that were not performing official work, including “union-related activities.”

    “For some employees, union activities take up 100 percent of their time and, as a consequence, they do not perform any work for taxpayers providing for their salaries,” Coburn wrote in his letter. He added that the nearly 3.4 million hours spent on unofficial work, which was cited in a 2011 OPM report, constitutes the equivalent of a full year’s worth of work for 1,632 employees.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/coburn-fire-federal-emplyees-who-are-paid-to-do-nothing/#ixzz2OqMFgZE2

  5. “You can be damned sure that this is not going to stop.” from OFA….and he’s right!
    http://tractioncontrol.well-regulatedmilitia.org/?p=15335

  6. Obamacare…three C’s….Cost, Complexity and, the biggie, Coercion…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/03/27/obamacare-fallout/

  7. Des Moines Register posts map of all schools telling which ones do NOT have any on site police or security……How stupid is that?

  8. The ‘obvious’ problem that will never be addressed by any prog or liberal (small l)….that in itself is a crime…

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/if-obama-really-wanted-to-reduce-gun-crimes-hed-focus-on-the-inner-city-but-he-wont-because-its-too-obvious/

  9. Possibly the 10 best sentences you’ll ever read

    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

    Presbyterian minister William J. H. Boetcker (1873-1962)

  10. US Embassy in S Korea sends a not very subtle message to the North…

    “The U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, sent a not-so-subtle message Thursday to the rogue regime in the North: This stealth bomber is right across the border.

    “Two B-2 bombers flew over South Korea today, demonstrating the US’s ability to conduct precision strikes at will,” the embassy tweeted in Korean and English.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/28/b-2-stealth-bombers-drill-south-korea-defense-secr/#ixzz2Orm65Syw

    • To be honest, these are the most beautiful man made objects to see in flight. I was lucky enough to see one taking off from Dayton on it’s way to California. There was a hush over the crowd, it was as if whales could fly. It shall be awe striking.

    • Awesome!!!

      • Made me LOL! Flexing some muscle at the sabre rattlers 😀

  11. One Spring Break vacay wasn’t enough…from the Bahamas to Sun Valley:

    http://www.kmvt.com/news/breakingalert/Obama-Daughters-Vacationing-In-Sun-Valley-200546761.html

    • Oh my, page not found….heavy WH hand comes down on any reporting of the monthly vacations for the Elitist First Family….Shhhhh don’t tell anyone where they are having fun on the taxpayer dime.

  12. Check out the Freedom in the States chart…OH is at a +4 since the R-words were elected….YAY!

    http://freedominthe50states.org/overall

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