Dunkin on Liberty
From Tim Dunkin at The Greensboro Guardian:
Each of us ought to ask ourselves whether having a good-paying job in a robust economy would matter if we could no longer say what we want, worship how we want, travel where we want, own what we want, live how we want, and be free from having government agents bust down our door for whatever reason they see fit.
Aside from being a fiction, he conveniently forgets to mention marrying whom we want.
When the government is in a position to control your daily life to the extent that the U.S. government does today, the loss of economic liberty will also be well under way – as we can observe around us. When government can unconstitutionally tell you what to do in one sphere of life, it can do so in all the others as well.
Never mind that the main threat to our economic liberty resulted from the repeal of Glass-Steagall, resulting in the rise of TBTF banks and their ongoing bailout.
Until we’re free in our personal and social lives, we won’t really see true economic prosperity again. Instead, we’ll end up like Europe – broke, over-regulated, unfree, and happy when the unemployment rate drops back to 10%.
Bullshit. We won’t be free until the TBTF banks are broken up and the criminals running wild within have been prosecuted. And the EU was broken by an ill-advised agreement which failed to foresee the problems that now assail them. This guy either doesn’t have a fucking clue what threatens our liberty or chooses not to address them. Of course, he has a history of whipping up the dumbasses with baseless fears.