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    - F.A. Hayek

Happy July 4th Everyone!

Posted by The_Chef On 10:59 AM 0 comments

Yes well it's that time of the year when idiots get up and have the gall to stand up and sing the National Anthem or God Bless America or any other 'Patriotic' song without bothering to think about whether we are what we should be.

Today was the day that a bunch of crusty rich white guys decided to give the collective finger to the British Crown. Now these crusty ol' white guys weren't stupid. They understood that government eats up liberty if not kept tightly in reign. The problem is that in the last 232 years we've forgotten what this country was about.

It's not about equal outcomes or welfare or a 'living' wage or safety or food stamps or fiat currency or a police state. It's about the ability to be free. The founding fathers would ignite from the friction of spinning in their graves if they knew what was happening to this country. Now some can ask "Well what if they got it wrong?" I suppose that's a valid question and is usually used by Europeans in discussions about the 2nd Amendment. Maybe, but ... if you want to establish a society designed to maximize the freedom of the component individuals, then I think they did a pretty damn good job. That was after all the goal, was it not? To create a Government that would respect the rights of individuals, lest they rise up in force.

Wasn't this government designed to protect individual rights instead of stomping all over them in the name of Equal Outcome, Social Justice, or Terrorism Prevention?

What has happened to us ... and can we ever get back to the way things are supposed to be?

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