Amazing how similar mentalities have similar expression, isn't it? (via Time For Choosing)
THE LEFT IS OPEN NOW ABOUT THEIR CONTEMPT FOR LIBERTY
At least they are being transparent about that: in just one short period of time we have had The One (who once bemoaned the fact that the Supreme Court didn't "break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.") decree:
"I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate."
We've had a Congressional Democrat admit:
"If you don't tie our hands, we will keep stealing."
We've had a key Democrat in the house state that
"When the deal goes down...all this talk about rules....we make 'em up, as we go along"
And finally we just had Ol' Stretch-face herself, say that they decided to actually vote on the bill
"as a gesture to the American people."
A favor. They're voting as a favor. Think about that.
Bruce Walker at American Thinker points out that process IS liberty.
Contempt for process is contempt for liberty:
What more evidence do people need that we are being ruled by tyrants? Their doors kicked in at night? Family members being "disappeared"?What we see today is worse, more sinister, and more lethal than mere bribes of voters. Process -- adherence to the fundamental rules of representative democracy -- is liberty, and liberty is the only real good democracy offers. If liberty does not matter, then any autocrat or any oligarchs can claim to rule better than the voters. This is what the left is more or less saying now. Jacob Weisman writes, "Down with the people." Joe Klein suggests that the people are "[t]oo dumb to thrive." Kurt Andersen asks, "Is Democracy Killing Democracy?"We should not be free because we do not know what is best for us.
...In the past, elections have always been sporting affairs: Both sides understood that the loss of majority status still left the minority with substantial rights. Now, that principle seems torn to shreds. Whoever has a majority does not preside, but rather rules. We have had liberty precisely because the rights of the minority have, so far, been considered sacrosanct.Honorable process is the heart of liberty. The destruction of established and recognized process will inevitably be the destruction of liberty...
If we don't stop this (and yes, I mean non-violently), that will certainly come in time.
Don't shut up. Don't despair. Get involved. Fight back and don't give the bastards an inch!