[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Volunteers Kicked Out of Nat’l Park for Cleaning It During Shutdown—Without a Permit

William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers

The 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Amendment That Led to Prohibition Is a Reminder of the Lasting Damage Bad Policy Can Do

Are You Suffering From Toxic Masculinity? Know The Warning Signs

Hillary Clinton ran weapons into Libya for the Obama administration, while Michael Flynn was targeted because he knew the details

Beto O’Rourke Suggests America Should Ditch the Constitution

Potential US presidential contender thinks YOUR money is in the “wrong hands”

POLICE lie to Uber Driver/Attorney

The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone

Plants Are Growing on the Moon for the First Time (Chinese cotton plantation)

Laura Loomer Brings Illegal Immigrants To Nancy Pelosi's Home. Pelosi Has Police Remove Them

P&G’s Gillette ad asks men to shave their ‘toxic masculinity’ and a big backlash ensues

Chemtrails Exposed: The Deep State And The New Manhattan Project

Reality Beyond Belief

Oregon bill would cap magazines to 5 rds, ration ammo to 20 rds/month

Nobel Prize-Winning DNA Pioneer James Watson Stripped Of Titles For Insisting Race And IQ Are Linked

Trump’s shutdown trap?

Free Speech Is Dead in Canada: The Persecution of Christian Activist Bill Whatcott

The Unique Pleasures of Watching Alexa Deny Children What They Want

Police visit father after he joked on Facebook about feeding five-day-old baby hot sauce

Big Pharma’s Worst Nightmare, Survey Finds Most Medical Pot Users Quitting Prescription Drug Use

Cops Raid Innocent Family With No Warrant, Drag Them From House and Beat Them

'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage for Christians in Israel

Kasich Looking to Join Fake News Brigade After Governorship (third party, bipartisan kind of ticket)

The Bounty ... Pitcairn Island --- Fletcher Christian's Descendants

Rand Paul to have hernia surgery in Canada

The World Wildlife Fund Now Controls The US Beef Industry!

Missing Uncle Much?

Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter Baby Prattle: “Who dis?” “Who dat”—WHO CARES?!

‘I Cannot Comply’: A Second Amendment Advocate’s Fight Against the City of Boulder, Colorado

30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown

Trump Confronts the Prospect of a ‘Nonstop Political War’ for Survival (Junk News)

'I Cannot Comply': A Second Amendment Advocate's Fight Against the City of Boulder, Colorado

Lisa Page Sang Like A Canary

Julián Castro announces 2020 presidential run from Texas

THINGS DEMOCRATS HAVE FUNDED THAT COST MORE THAN THE BORDER WALL

Mecca’s Grand Mosque plagued by swarm of locusts

Government shutdown impacting breweries (No new beers, panic now!)

You white Americans be more inbred ... Yo genes be f-cked up --- You be a bunch of walking defects

Mike Pompeo Says the US is a Force for Good in the Middle East. No, Really!

Border Patrol and the TSA allowed to secretly spy on everyone's social media accounts

Karl Marx & the Great Socialist Revival

Breakthrough Study Finds Another Compound in Cannabis with Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties

FOOTAGE: HOUTHI DRONE ATTACK AT YEMENI MILITARY BASE

Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour: The Prophet Muhammad Was A Human Rights Activist; We Don't Need The West To Teach Us About Feminism

88-Yr-Old Granny Sings ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ as Grandson Plays the Piano

Lift Up Your Hearts: The Democrats Are in a Shambles

Officer on force only 2 weeks shot dead in Northern California

Meyers on Trump Being Expert at Technology: You Don’t Even Know How To Operate an Umbrella

Man sues four San Diego police officers for assault in Mission Valley


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: ‘We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People’s Lives’
Source: FromThe Trenches/PJ Media
URL Source: http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.c ... aspect-of-peoples-lives/230862
Published: Aug 6, 2018
Author: Rick Moran
Post Date: 2018-08-07 07:52:37 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 96
Comments: 1

A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America.

The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws. Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”  

Got that? “We” are smarter than you and know what’s best for you better than you do.

Perhaps realizing that his comment revealed a fundamental truth of progressive thought, Dominguez tried to walk back his gaffe:

The comment sparked an immediate backlash from people who read the quote in Noozhawk and other local media, wondering “did he really say that?” Yes, he did, and on Tuesday, Dominguez apologized for the comment.

“I just wanted to apologize,” Dominguez said at the beginning of the meeting. “A few weeks ago I made a string of words in a rhetorical fashion about regulation and they were not taken as rhetorical and that’s my fault so I want to apologize.”

A “string of words in a rhetorical fashion”? Try again, kid.

Steven Hayward:

Now, we do have to admit that the good councilman has a point about Santa Barbara citizens lacking common sense. He’s on the city council, after all. Sort of an inversion of the great rhetorical question both Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan liked to ask: “Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?”

But “string of words”? I know of a new editorial board member at the New York Times who will buy that, but otherwise I think everyone can understand exactly what the councilman believes. That “string of words” combines into a noose for individual liberty. And common sense. Here’s to hoping the voters of Santa Barbara recover their common sense and pull the string on Dominguez (and his “words”) at the next election, along with the other five knuckleheads who voted for the plastic straw ban.

The essence of all politics is power. The essence of power is control. Who do we want exercising power/control over our daily affairs?

In our republic, it is the individual who should be free to exercise control over his daily life as long as that control or exercise thereof does no harm to anyone else. That is the essence of individual liberty and has made America an exceptional nation among nations.

But for the entirety of our history, the individual has been at war with the state over the question of liberty vs. control. In a rational society, there are sacrifices individuals make for the good of the community. Liberty, after all, must have limits or anarchy reigns. So for 230 years, we have battled each other over differing concepts of individual liberty and the limits of state power.

Lately, individual liberty has been getting squeezed by a cadre of statists who believe they have been born with the right to tell everyone else what to do and how to live their lives. To enforce this belief, they have hijacked the enormous power of the state, nibbling away at individual rights in the name of “community.”

They couch their tyranny in soothing words, but the result is catastrophic for liberty. In truth, many Americans have abandoned ideas like personal responsibility and freedom of choice. It’s so much easier to be told what to do — to be ordered around like children.

So, in a very real sense, Councilman Dominguez may have “let the mask slip” to reveal his true intent, but will probably be re-elected anyway. Thus, we can answer Ben Franklin’s famous warning about our republican form of government.

Sorry, Ben. We couldn’t keep it.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/we-have-to-regulate-every-aspect-of-peoples-lives/

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Stamp out socialism. (Progressives is just another name for communists who wish to subjugate all to the will of the few elitists.)

Liberals are like Slinkys. They're good for nothing, but somehow they bring a smile to your face as you shove them down the stairs.

IbJensen  posted on  2018-08-11   16:56:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com