How’s That New Government Working Out, Pat?Posted: September 10, 2011
You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government.
– Patrick Henry, 1788
My homeboy, Pat. He was pointed in the right direction, then he did a faceplant when he supposed the end of a government might be directed toward freedom. But there’s worse spokesmen for freedom–people who say the right thing for utterly wrong reasons. If you advocate freedom because you think it will make all of us(mostly yourself, but of course you can’t say that–it’s “selfish”) more prosperous or will better distribute goods and services, then you should quit wasting your breath. Freedom may bring out the best or the worst in humans, but the point is that it will bring something out. Christ, anything is better than the slow, gray shuffle in the DMV line that America has become.
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