Saturday, March 29, 2008

When Your Only Tool is Coercion, Every Problem Looks Like Too Much Freedom

by John Hood - March 28th, 2008 - Carolina Journal Online

The unfortunate implication is that these proposals are not really about global warming but are, instead, an exercise that could be called appropriately “lifestyle imperialism.” Like laws against homosexuality or gambling, they are, in fact, an attempt to legislate morality.

Given the principles behind the founding of the United States, policymakers need to view individual freedom as a moral imperative. They should first realize that it is not the fundamental role of the state to solve all conceivable problems but to protect liberty.

Right now America is at a critical point in its history. It is clear that there is a political imperative by many to take away whatever liberty is needed to be taken to accomplish goals that are questionable at best.

How much freedom will be left when the socialist agenda of the current Democrat Party is reached?


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