Wednesday, December 17, 2008
If you started reading this because you thought there might be a reason to suspend a law, you're in danger of falling prey to propaganda.
My purpose in writing this is to inoculate you against this type of propaganda.
Pundits, talking heads and government officials will try to subtly convince Americans that a "temporary" suspension of "minor" and "outdated" laws is necessary to stabilize the economy.
But remember, all tyrants claim that the suspension of liberties is a "temporary" measure, "just until the crisis passes". It never is. Once repealed, the repeal remains in place permanently.
And the so-called "minor" and "outdated" laws will really be the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. You know, those little things which our forefathers fought and died for.
Preserving our liberties is the most important thing. The morons who got us into this financial crisis may or may not be able to fix it, but shredding the Constitution is not a prerequisite to their taking effective action.
In fact, if our leaders started complying with the rule of law, that would dramatically improve the chances of an economic recovery.