Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Emergency Government Intervention...

Details to follow.

I watched Nancy Pelosi on Charlie Rose yesterday for about 15 minutes. In addition to yelling invectives at the TV like an armchair quarterback, I haven't felt good since. What was most appalling was her ability to remain plastically enthusiastic while repeating some form of "details to follow" about further government intervention in healthcare, education, and the economy.

Is anyone listening to this nonsense? Where are the American people? What failing of ours has given these people their mandates to violate our rights with impunity?

Doesn't everyone see that "government plans" happen only at the expense of our individual plans? That for every dollar spent on a government program there is one less dollar spent by a private enterprise?

Have we become so soft in our easy lives that we've forgotten that freedom from government intervention is what allowed us to develop our own lifestyles? Have we really begun to rely on the efficiency of government force to make our collective lives better?

I'm going to try harder to stop this nonsense. Details to follow. I can say this without irony because I'll be using my own resources and will not be violating anyone's rights in pursuing this course of action for myself.


Stephen Bourque said...

Don't get discouraged. I know it seems overwhelming sometimes to consider the sheer inertia of the America public as it sleepwalks itself into socialism, but we have to keep fighting.

LB said...

I know I sound rather sad and pathetic, and it's true - I do feel overwhelmed by the lack of outrage - but I'm getting really angry. So long as I understand and stay focused on exactly why I'm so angry, it can only be a good thing in the long run.