I haven’t been posting here as much because I’m playing with a new blog platform called Scripting2. You can check it out at: http://blog.southernbread.org. I don’t know that I’ll stick with it forever, but so far I’m really liking it. It’s easy enough that I can post in more of a microblog style more frequently. It all flows to twitter so you could also just follow me on twitter(@southern__bread) and get the same content. I’ll still post updates here from time to time, but I’m concentrating on that for now to see if I want to make the switch.
I posted an old Ford magazine ad a while back showing how Ford was marketing the fuel economy of it’s vehicles long before the government decided that was it’s job. Here’s another one I just ran across. It’s an ad for an old Nash Airstyle. It not only touts “25 miles a gallon … at average highway speed,” but it also touts the car’s “super-safety.” Just another example of the free market doing a perfectly fine job of something without the government’s heavy handed “help.” The ad is from 1941.
Defending my right to worship God in the way I choose means having to defend another person’s right to use heroin or grow weed? That may seem completely absurd to you, but it’s not. Think about it. A government that claims a right to tell you what plants you can grow in your own yard can also claim a right to force Christian adoption agencies to allow gay couples to adopt. To the state, there is no difference between these two issues. The argument over whether or not government should get involved in regulating a certain behavior might be a moral issue to you. But, to the government, morality has nothing to do with it. It’s simply about power. Do you want to control your own life? Then keep the government out of your neighbor’s life. Even if you don’t agree with his behavior.
What do you think would happen if you gave guns to a small group of people and then passed a law that forced every other person to submit to that group’s every whimsical command? Well, we have our answer:
John T. Williams was a wood carver in Seattle who is hard of hearing. The cop surprised him, gave him seven seconds to respond and then shot him 5 times for not dropping his carving knife. The cops defense? “He wouldn’t drop the knife.” The fact that he was an old man, hard of hearing and had absolutely no idea why someone was yelling at him evidently didn’t phase the tax feeding, jack booted thug.
It’s a funny thing that happens when you give a small group of people a monopoly on the use of force over a vast population. They become corrupt. What’s that old adage about absolute power?