Thursday, January 21, 2010

Enemies of The State

The following, is awesome!

It succinctly, and powerfully reduces the tyranny of modern statism to a quick and understandable read.

While Mark Levin's recent best seller "Liberty and Tyranny" is a thicker, more nuanced read, this is a good start for anybody who seeks to finally "get it" about the evils of modern liberalism.

If you are too lazy to read the whole thing, here's the original link from

It’s clear that the middle class is the great enemy of collectivism. Only they have the combination of voting power, money, and economic self-interest to see the growth of government as undesirable, and provide effective resistance. They generally view their interactions with government in a negative light – they’ve all spent time in the Department of Motor Vehicles mausoleum, spent hours wrestling with tax forms, or been slapped with a traffic citation they don’t think they deserved. They understand the inefficiency and emotional instability of government, and instinctively resent its intrusion into their lives. A health-care takeover is the best chance collectivists will ever have of persuading the middle class to vote itself into chains… but for the better part of a century, they’ve been able to hear the hammers of the State ringing on the metal of those chains, in the forges of taxation and regulation.

The middle class is a vast group in a capitalist society, which is one of the things collectivists really hate about capitalism. Its upper reaches include the entrepreneurs and small business owners that bring economic vitality. Virtually every aspect of Obama’s agenda is designed to injure or burden small businessmen, and this is no accident. Despite their angry rhetoric about giant corporations, leftists have little trouble controlling them. They often do business directly with the government, as vendors… and, through lobbyists, as customers. They generally employ members of labor unions, which serve as a de facto arm of Big Government, injecting the agenda of the State directly into the corporate bloodstream. It’s the small business owners and self-employed, along with those who aspire to join their ranks, who are the most difficult to control, and the most likely to muster effective electoral resistance to the statist agenda. The middle class is filled with people who pay attention to the second page of their paycheck stubs.

The President says “I have every interest in seeing a unified country solving big problems.” The rest of us have an interest in being allowed to pursue our individual solutions to those problems, according to the liberties our Constitution says belong to us as absolutely as our souls. We can see the wreckage of those “unified” solutions strewn through our past, and littering the rest of the world. Our frustration is born of intelligence and moral strength, not stubborn blindness.

This post should be a bookmark page, for when anybody asks you: "So what do you have against Obama, anyway?"

Email the link and say: "Here it is. Read it, and get back to me with any questions."


  1. This is great! Communists want incremental change with their big breakthrough coming through socialized medicine. Eliminate small business, entrepreneurs, cottage industries and leave corporations and unions at the table with President OBAMA (One Big Ass Mistake America) calling the shots. I think Americans can feel how wrong this is and are instinctively opposed. We have to teach this 'freedom impulse' to our children. Their beliefs will be opposed by the faculty-lounge communists every step of their adult education.

  2. Czabe, what is the alternative? Bush's 8 years and Republican majority lead to record spending and a historic expansion of Medicare. Focusing on rep/dem is a fool's errand, both are owned by corporate interests. Both will lead to record spending and huge deficits. I know it feels good to be on a 'team', like team Republican, but it distracts from the real problem.

  3. The article by Doc Zero is a great read. Thanks for turning me on to him.