C.S. Lewis, a giant Christian intellect, had this to say about people who want to instruct us in how to lead our lives:
“Of all the tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
In my early life we called them “do-gooders,” a term I really didn’t understand until about thirty years ago.
I’m afraid I’ve quietly endured social engineering by “do-gooders” for too long. Using the tactics of the pedophile, the media, college professors, radical students and politicians have collectively groomed us into a state of passive acceptance of downright invasive rules that govern our lives at the expense of our liberty.
Think about the list: mandatory seat belts; no smoking areas including parks and doorways, (and some would include our homes); motorcycle helmets; no jokes (a freedom of speech issue); no “hate” speech; legalized pot (without regard for it’s health risk); child labor laws that prevent kids from picking berries or beans; attempts to outlaw soda pop; rants against religion (as if that isn’t hate speech); sanctuary cities; attacks on plastic straws; attacks on every economic activity in American from fishing to farming; no sugar; no fat; no carbs; and higher and higher taxes. (This is just the “short list.” Add to it as you please. And please let me know what you’ve added.)
As my old friend Alex Lafollette said, “Those people stay up late at night thinking of ways to spoil my fun.”
What am I going to do about it? Object, and object loudly. Write about it. Write my political leaders. Cancel my newspaper. Vote for the party that best protects my liberty, and my option to choose how I live.
Which party is that? I’ll let you work it out.
Good luck, Rod