Friday, August 15, 2008

Backbends for Statism

Freedom to practice religion is a basic right of any person in this country and as such, is protected by law. Likewise, the demonstrable violation of property rights is punishable by law. It is through objective laws which protect our individual rights that our government was designed to function and to the idea of which (i.e. freedom) Americans pay great lip service. Sadly, instituting government force to wrest sovereignty from the individual using the tactics of guilt and fear is not new; however, it is the sum total of what the unholy marriage of our nominally opposing political parties currently offers us.

The metaphorical backbend of the statists that bridges the New Left and the Religious Right must expose the unsound altruistic foundations of both. As aptly demonstrated above by Aussie gymnastics’ adorable answer to Carol Merrill, total collapse is desirable.

In order to gain some insight into the false premise and destructive nature of the environmental movement, I recommend reading the non-fiction works of Ayn Rand in the book, Return of the Primitive and some excellent new essays by other authors found at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.

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