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Co-founder of the Mercer Law School Second Amendment Society and fan of freedom at home and abroad. Admirer of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Ronald Reagan. Detester of political correctness and the false dogma it imposes. Not entirely as vain as this profile sounds.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

War on Individuals?

Just in case you hadn't caught it yet, this is how the Left in this country and around the world views the "individual."

"At a time when our entire country is banding together and facing down individualism, the Patriots set a wonderful example, showing us all what is possible when we work together, believe in each other, and sacrifice for the greater good."
-Sen. Ted Kennedy, statement on the Super Bowl victory of the Patriots, Feb. 4, 2002.
(emphasis added)
can be found on Sen. Kennedy's own website: http://www.senate.gov/~kennedy/statements/02/02/2002206351.html

You can figure out that the Left doesn't like "individuals" just from looking at their policies: Government controlled retirement and medicine, no firearms in the hands of people so there is no right to self defense, hostility to private schools (vouchers), high confiscation rate of private property (taxes), labor unions (the "group" makes decisions), regulation of business and economy, etc.
I am grateful to Sen. Kennedy for coming out and saying something that we can all figure out but is rarely admitted.

This "war on individualism" that Sen. Kennedy has admitted to is one of the greatest threats to freedom in this country. The United States is different because it was founded on individual liberties, not subjugation of the one for the many. Who decides what is "good" for the many? If you cannot respect the rights, dreams, and desires of one person, how can you even pay lip service to the rights, dreams, and desires of many people? It takes a high level of hubris to assume that you know what everyone needs and desires.

Think Free, Live Free,
C.A.G.

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