Loosing our rights and freedom of choice

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it gives people what they want instead of a what a particular group thinks it ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.  Milton Friedman

And this is the problem in our country now. We have a ruling class that thinks we “ought to want” toxic, curly fry light bulbs, for instance. (I wish I’d thought of that mercury light bulb description first, but credit goes to Mark Steyn.)  How dare we want to buy what we want? How could we possibly know what’s best for us or what we can afford or what we want to afford? We aren’t smart enough to choose for ourselves. All options are taken away for the greater good, because they know what the greater good is. Only they know what’s best for you and me.

They are attempting to take away our freedom of choice – unless it’s the life of an unborn baby, and then everyone has that right to choose death over life. Isn’t it amazing how important choice is to these statists until it comes to the type of shower head in your bathroom or the kind of car you drive?

It’s nothing more than a total disdain for everyone’s freedom but their own. And the only individuals they respect are themselves.

 

 

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18 responses to “Loosing our rights and freedom of choice

  • themadjewess

    Thx Roxanna: I am really tired of the blogging.
    I have added other bloggers, but they are lazy 😦
    TY though 🙂

    • roxannadanna

      That is really interesting Bob. And not a bit of what Martin writes would be surprising to me, regarding the alleged threats to reporters, etc. This has been the covert tactics of Obama’s regime.
      Thanks for the link! Great read and so were his previous blogs too.

  • Bob Mack

    The 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto:

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

    All central tenets of Obama and the Democrats. “Democrats”? I think not.

    • roxannadanna

      It’s scary how many of these “pillars” we have adopted in whole or partially. This creeping communism terrifies most of us non-elitist, non-intellectual, normal folks. ha!

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  • samiam60

    Good Morning Roxannadanna 😀

    A new day in America and new opportunities to regain some of the Freedoms we have lost.

  • samhenry

    Jefferson said it: No democracy unless there is an educated public. We have been dumbed down (many of us). We are ripe for a dictator who plies us with liquid language.

    I was horrified with the SOTU. I can hardly speak. Lightbulbs and Lullabies, a difficult truth.

  • themadjewess

    He is just like Hitler and his leftists are evil.
    I pray that God will deliver us from this imposter.

    • roxannadanna

      Paulette,
      I perused your blog this morning in areas that I’d not see before – like your YouTubes vids and stuff.
      You are one of the most talented and smartest ladies I’ve run across online. I hope others will check it out. It’s an outstanding blog.

  • samiam60

    Good food for thought Roxy. We have already lost more freedoms than I care to think about. I am hoping the repercussions from Obama’s speech last night spread him wide open to public view. I hope the American people get a good look at who Obama really is. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love when you visit and share your thoughts with us.

  • AFVET

    Hey Roxy !
    Here’s a site you may be interested in.
    http://www.hermancain.com
    From what I have heard and read, this guy may be the real deal in 2012.
    He would wipe the floor with Obama in a debate.
    Also, with Col. Allen West as a running mate, it could be a ticket that would disarm the leftist cannons.
    See what you think.

    • roxannadanna

      Will check it out, Ron. I saw Cain on fox yesterday and was REALLY impressed with him! Why didn’t Obama pick him instead of Immelt or Dailey if he was looking for a real businessman to add to his regime? Oh – I know – because Cain really knows what it takes to be a businessman and that conflicts with the Marxist in charge!

  • cali

    Those who tolerate, demand that babies are being killed in the most gruesome way can NEVER have any intentions to do what is good, but rather follow their twisted, and power drunk ideology to enslave us us.

    When I think about that everyday, that’s how Hitler came into power; a very good speaker, and asnakesoil salesman (NO telepromptor); he too began a ‘community organizer.

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