This is just precious. On the eve of the (possibly) deciding primary day Obama & Hillary are verbally battling each other in a contest to see who can be more anti-freedom. They both have come out as opponents of NAFTA and free trade and Obama’s camp has come out and said that he plans to “protect” the American worker. I believe it was Ayn Rand who said that no worker has the right to be protected from competition. To say you have that right is the same thing as to say that you have the right to prevent me from buying goods or services from someone who is willing to provide them to me at a better price. You have that right based on what?? Only if your rights are based on whim in which case they have no objective basis which makes YOU a despised mystic. On both sides of the political spectrum this is the worst roster in living memory. I’m going ice fishing and yes I’m fully aware that there isn’t any ice. At this point I don’t care.

4 Responses to “/freedom”

  1. Phelps says:

    The 1912 election was worse, with three parties, but only because they all actually admitted that they had the same beliefs as the fascists at the time. Now they call them different things (moderate conservatism and progressivism. Actually, the fascists called themselves progressive then, too.)

  2. mexi says:

    And in that time our taxes have gone from regressive to progressive to aggressive.

  3. R says:

    Dude haven’t you heard? Obama’s anti-NAFTA talk carries an implicit wink-wink-nudge-nudge towards teh Canadia. Obama really loves freedom but he has to pretend to hate it to win the nomination!

  4. I loved the book Atlas Shrugged. In my next life, I want to be named Dagny.

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