Liberals Against LibertySubmitted by thenung on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:35
"There is a disturbing trend going on in America today. You can see it on TV, you read it in the papers, you can hear it on the radio, and you can sense it in the things people say. That trend is called statism, or the belief that government action can solve any and all problems the country may face, even those concerning social justice. This “statism” is camouflaged with the term “liberal,” which, as I will prove, is the definition of irony.
Modern “liberals” (which I will refer to henceforth as “statists”) are often guilty of one key logical fallacy- that personal freedom and economic freedom are separable. The line of thinking follows that one can give up some or all of their economic freedoms in the forms of taxes, government control of our money, and regulations on businesses and consumers alike. The result, statists believe, is greater personal freedom that we all enjoy through a “level” playing field."
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