Mr. Colmes, with respect…an open letter to left wing moon bats   Leave a comment

The  lamestream  punditry’s false smears of racism and violence on the right have failed miserably in the court of public opinion.  What’s a collectivist to do?  They have no arguments, no ideas, and history’s uncompromising light shines brightly on the Progressive’s darkest parts of their collective closets.  Their most recent ad hominem attacks on those of us concerned over creeping fascism?  Lo and behold, finally ask legitimate questions—and assume that the right cannot answer them.  I choose to respond to Fox News’ interview with Alan Colmes, simply because he has seemed to be the most reasonable liberal to have asked this loaded question.  I also choose to respond to Mr.. Colmes because he has always been the most intellectually honest.

In a recent interview with Fox anchor Megan Kelly, Mr.. Colmes asked his gotcha question, with the minions of the left in the blogosphere and cable news gleefully crowing over Ms. Kelly’s apparent inability or unwillingness to answer what is a legitimate question to ask of those charging our government with usurping the people’s rights.

Colmes: I’d like to know exactly what freedom — what freedoms are being taken away from people?

Kelly: People are worried they’re going to lose their health-insurance coverage! They’re worried the federal government is going to step in, take over, and they’re not going to be able to see their coverage.

Colmes: I didn’t see any particulars about exactly what freedoms people think are going to be taken away. I would like to know what they are.

Kelly: There is just as much in this survey about health care as there is the Patriot Act!

Colmes: Yeah, but nothing in this survey says particular health care, particular Patriot Act, it’s just a general question, “freedoms”. I mean, what particular freedoms. People call my radio show all the time, ‘My freedoms are being compromised.’

All right, I ask them. What freedom is being compromised? What freedom have you lost under Barack Obama?

Kelly: You tell me, Alan — do you think the Democrats on Capitol Hill are going into 2010 election thinking, ‘The problem with numbers like this is the Patriot Act! It is the Bush administration policies.’

Colmes: They’re also not going, ‘The problem is health care. If we get health care, my freedoms are being taken away.’ How do your freedoms get compromised?

Kelly: If you have a majority of Americans saying that the federal government poses a threat to the right[s] of Americans, those are not people who want the public option!

Colmes: Well, what rights are being — wait a minute, you’re suggesting that the public option is more government. No, it gives you greater options. It gives you greater opportunity.

I’d like to know what freedoms people think are being taken away. What particular freedom — where in the Bill of Rights are you losing something, based on what? What have Obama or Democrats done to take any right away from you? I’d like to know

Reasonable question?  Absolutely.  Is Kelly’s inability to articulate a direct list or set of principles evidence that in fact no freedoms or rights have in fact been lost.  Hardly.

let’s begin with definitions:  rights are those things understood to stem-not from government, individuals, the monarch or the church, but from our nature as rational animals (claims by religionists of the  granting of rights by the deity not withstanding).  Principles are those ethical standards rational beings must define by rational methods, and apply vigorously to a given concrete-and in context in order to live one’s life and maintain happiness.

the former is utterly dependent on the latter because one cannot  protect or keep rights without the principles which underscore and validate them.

To Mr.. Colmes and all those who make the absurd ad hominem argument about the lack of  evidence of lost rights and freedom:

If laws are enforced in an arbitrary and ad hoc manner  (as in immigration policy, drug law, and the multitude of anti-trust and business regulations and laws), with no objective and clearly stated principles to undergird, define, and justify those laws; how can one say that article 1 section  9 of the constitution remains intact when preferential treatment has repeatedly been give to some states over others in regards to obamapelosi care—in the forms of bribes.?

“No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.”

what then of the principle the regularity and fairness of law and the right of equal treatment?

If no freedoms, rights, or corruption of the process has occurred, in regard to the writing and passage of much of federal law over the last several decades how is it we have ignored our supreme law when it comes to acquiring revenue outside of the power of congress and in a manner inconsistent with the text of our governing document when house in congress writes its own bills (and then later “reconciles” them despite article 1 section 7:

“All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

what then of the principle of separation of powers and the right of self determination and representation?

If property rights are central to the American system and crucial to Capitalism, how is it that one can lose one’s property to eminent domain, be prosecuted for actions one cannot possibly know were {alleged} crimes when one makes decisions (under anti-trust),  be subjected to arbitrary and mutually contradictory regulations which stifle innovation and limit growth, and must pay for and acquire meaningless licenses and certifications in order to be considered “legitimate and legal”—often at great personal cost in lost production, personal time, and money spent.  If this is necessary to own, maintain, and use property—then it no longer is yours by right, but by permission.

what then of the principles of personal choice, private ownership, and earning a living by one’s effort without interference by others and thus the right to property?

All of these principles—and their resulting rights, were abandoned when ignoble souls decided that commerce, personal choice, free will, and mutual interest were inimical to their desires for the State to rule, and the people to obey.

A handful of wealthy Europeans (with much help from non-Europeans) had opposed this idea in the Nineteenth Century.  They established in the New World  a nation like no other and (temporarily) freed the rest of the world.

That freedom is seriously in jeopardy, because we’ve abandoned freedom’s foundational principles.

Members of our Federal government (with help from their financial backers and ideological cohorts on the Left)  , via red tape tyranny, are co-opting and thus obscuring our most vital rights, outlined in our Constitution:

Amendment 9 – Construction of Constitution. Ratified 12/15/1791.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

Our current President and his supporters bemoan the fact that our Constitution is a document designed of negative liberties (and he is certainly correct that it is), and it is these last two Amendments (they are primary, however in importance) that he and they  wish to obliterate…by obfuscation and the stroke of a pen.

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Posted May 7, 2010 by cchashadenough in Uncategorized

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