-- Tom Hoefling
"What is the foundation of the American claim to liberty? It is the unequivocal, forceful assertion of the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that each person is endowed by God with certain unalienable rights, starting with the right to live, and that human government exists to protect those individual, unalienable rights. Don't marvel at the continued erosion of liberty when so many, including those at the highest levels of politics and the law, have lost their reverence for God, and their care and concern for the lives of the helpless innocents who are made in God's image and likeness. Can a building stand long without its foundations? America, wake up. They're not just slaughtering thousands of little babies in those abortuaries every day. They are destroying your ability to live as a free, self-governing person. They are assuring the destruction and enslavement of your posterity. They are eradicating liberty. They are destroying America."
-- Tom Hoefling
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- George Washington
I see that one of my posts from yesterday, "the violence of the Left," drew some yelps from a couple of readers.
One of the most interesting responses - in a forensic, sad sort of way - was from a young self-described "anxious" homosexual gal from Massachusetts. Without going into all the depressing details of this person's deconstruction of what I said, suffice it to say that she made my point in a way that I never could.
After comparing a human child to a bacteria and a tumor, and reserving any real power only to the State - not to We the People as the founders of this republic intended - she ended with a not-so-thinly-veiled threat to "report me to the proper authorities." And for what? For simply stating the absolute fact that millions of real Americans will defend their own rights, their own liberty, and their own posterity.
Leftists are Fascists, and Fascists are Leftists. And both flavors of Tyrant are so predictable. They have no originality. Like their forerunners of the last century, they not only have no qualms about eliminating the weakest and most helpless among us and sending their broken little bodies off to to the incinerators or the landfills, they must always give in to the impulse to use the power of the almighty State to crush anyone who refuses to bow to their selfish, unreasonable, morally-vacant, anti-American ideology.
In the final pass, they really have no other choice but that, frankly, since they can't possibly argue their position from any moral basis, having so thoroughly banished all of that from their own hearts.
They can't "win" unless and until they have unleashed the force of government upon you, or at least until you have abjectly surrendered to their threats to do so.
Romans chapter one
"How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism."
-- James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 10