Friday, June 13, 2008

Windmills are Still Standing

For all his tilting, all too many windmills are still standing. But Ron Paul dropped out of the race last night. This Don Quixote did create many a faithful Sancho Panza, and will continue the work in the Campaign for Liberty.

Never fear, I'm dropping that metaphor before I stretch it even thinner--just gonna say, go check the Campaign out, get involved.

Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.
In the final analysis, the last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of their dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them.

1 comments:

Gary said...

I'm writing Ron Paul in, Hobie-Wan. At my age, it's time to start voting without holding my nose at the same time.