April 14, 2020

There is a very fine line between “for your own good” and tyranny

If I want it, I need it. Therefore it is essential.

It is not up to any petty tyrannical power-hungry politician to decide what is essential. Once we let them dictate what we can buy then they can dictate how you live.

Once they determine “they” know best, your freedom is gone.

Today it is paint, bug spray, flowers, or a new TV.

Tomorrow it will be soft drinks, candy bars, and Twinkies banned for your own good. Do we want bureaucrats deciding what you can purchase?

Why not just set up government stores where we can wait in line to get our ration of meat, bread, and toilet paper?

One doesn’t have to go too far back in time to see such practices put in place by power hungry tyrants and leftists in general. The time to stop such nonsense is now. Call your local Representative and demand action. Protest. Support the black market. The Invisible Hand always, always triumphs.

Inspired by This post at Ed’s place.

Frankly, I am getting more than a little tired of the pseudo- martial law imposed by our self-imagined betters. As things improve health-wise I expect restrictions removed, not increased. I’m looking northward, Michigan. And just a few miles south, Governor Holcomb.

These are times that try Men’s souls, indeed.


Ed Bonderenka said...

I've decided I'm not doing Operation Gridlock.
I am contemplating going door to door in violation of the executive order to "get some fresh air" and ask my neighbors how they like their governess and encourage them to not vote democrat next time.
One of 'em is bound to turn me in.

Practical Parsimony said...

Walmart has closed the garden center and non-essential! I need a chair to sit in the yard and gardening supplies for my new garden.

Joe said...

Exactly. You expose / are expose the same umber of people if you are buying milk or beauty products, eggs or a toy for a kids birthday present. Your garden supplies and chair are essential to you. Some elected official with a Napoleon complex shouldn't decide what you need or not.

Anonymous said...

How is your son doing? Every time I read your blog I wait for an update. Teddie

Joe said...

Sorry Teddie,

I thought I posted.

He is fully recovered.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy for you, Mrs. Joe, your son. and your whole family. Teddie

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