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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The thirst for power never rests

The history of mankind has been dominated by tyranny and despots. Coerced governments like communism, Marxism, authoritarianism, dictatorships, totalitarianism, and despotism have been the standards of government throughout the ages -- and have always failed.

This in large part is why the United States has been called "the Great Experiment." Our Founding Fathers sought a different kind of government - one that would represent all the people and make the government servants of the people instead of the people being servants to the ruling class.

"...A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT," was the answer Benjamin Franklin gave an inquiring citizen who had asked what kind of government had been structured by the Founding Fathers after the Constitutional Convention had adjourned.

Unfortunately, as wise Ben inherently knew, the thirst for power never ends. There will always be those that seek power, and there will be those who will always search for the ever elusive utopia.

There will always be people who won't pull their weight just as there will always be those elitists who think they know best and seek power - and control.

In order for the Great Experiment to live on, we must stay vigilant and constantly oppose the pull from the left and not fall for the continual call of "leveling the playing field." As you drift into socialism, you lose more and more of your freedoms and liberties. Making matters worse, most socialist governments end up being no more than dictatorships over the workers by a ruling elite.

Economist Thomas Sowell recently wrote:
"'Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.' We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power over to some political savior, then freedom is going to erode away.... Ultimately, our choice is to give up Utopian quests or give up our freedom. This has been recognized for centuries by some, but many others have not yet faced that reality, even today. If you think government should 'do something' about anything that ticks you off, or anything you want and don't have, then you have made your choice between Utopia and freedom."
Well said.

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