By Walter E. Williams
All through historical past, own liberty, loose markets, and peaceful, voluntary exchanges were roundly denounced by way of tyrants and infrequently greeted with suspicion through most of the people. regrettably, american citizens have more and more accredited the tyrannical rules of decreased deepest estate rights and lowered rights to earnings, and became enamored with regulations on own liberty and keep watch over by means of executive. during this most recent choice of essays chosen from his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter E. Williams takes on a number of arguable matters surrounding race, schooling, the surroundings, the structure, wellbeing and fitness care, international coverage, and extra. Skewering the self-righteous and self-important forces all through society, he makes the case for what he calls the "the ethical superiority of non-public liberty and its major ingredient—limited government." together with his ordinary uncomplicated insights and honesty, Williams finds the lack of liberty in approximately each very important element of our lives, the large decline in our values, and the ethical tragedy that has befallen americans at the present time: our trust that it's applicable for the govt to forcibly use one American to serve the needs of one other.
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Indd 13 2/26/15 5:10 PM 14 | American Contempt for Liberty A far better explanation for the billions going to the campaign coffers of Washington politicians and lobbyists lies in the awesome government power and control over business, property, employment, and other areas of our lives. Having such power, Washington politicians are in the position to grant favors and commit acts that if committed by a private person would land him in jail. Here’s one among thousands of examples: Incandescent light bulbs are far more convenient and less expensive than compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) that General Electric now produces.
He later added, “[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. ” What would the founders think about our respect for democracy and majority rule? ” John Adams advised, “Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. ” What would the founders think about the US Supreme Court’s 2005 Kelo v. City of New London decision where the court sanctioned the taking of private property of one American to hand over to another American?
Republicans have demonstrated nearly as much constitutional contempt as have Democrats. The major difference is the significant escalation of that contempt under today’s Democrat-controlled Congress and White House with the massive increase in spending, their proposed legislation, and the appointment of tyrannical czars to control our lives. It’s a safe bet that if and when Republicans take over the Congress and White House, they will not give up the massive increase in control over our lives won by the Democrats.
American Contempt for Liberty by Walter E. Williams