It's always cute when "progressives" insert copious instances of the AK rifle (I count 3) in a cartoon image along with its ubiquitous banana mag silhouette. Provides plenty of ammunition (pun intended) to get the Brady bunch folks charged up.
I see that Indy's respect for the elderly has reached new depths. Memory loss? Really? Is that how Indy gets people to come on board?
I have little doubt the neo-progressive strategy could be summed up as follows:
"Hug me, or I'll hurt you"
I find it very interesting that Price has just voted nay on a resolution to debate our prolonged war in Afghanistan, whereas Lawson has repeatedly announced that he does not support continued war in the country and would likely vote yea on the resolution. I wonder how much longer Indy progressives will continue to stick their collective fingers in their ears about this country's insistence on being the world cop. Oh well, as they say: "party first, party always"
This article, as well as the responders' comments, illustrates that Dr. Savage was merely on the right track with one of his recent publications. While (classical) liberalism is perfectly rational, it's progressivism that is a mental disorder.
"If the overgrown wealth of an individual is deemed dangerous to the State, the best corrective is the law of equal inheritance to all in equal degree; and the better, as this enforces a law of nature, while extra-taxation violates it."
Jefferson might've considered the extra taxation of folks Warren Buffett and George Soros since they are true market manipulators, but NOT Dr. Goodnight of SAS and certainly not the borderline millionaire McMansion owners of Cary.
However, I commend the peanut gallery for refraining from referring to TJ as a racist slaveowner in an attempt to discredit his wisdom. I'm certain the temptation was overwhelming.
The reason why Lawson "sounds" progressive is centered in his consistent philosophy of freedom, half of which most Indy subscribers support. Freedom allows the individual to be the master of their own destiny. The freedom to not only make their own decisions in life, but also to reap the rewards or suffer the consequences of such decisions. The antiquated paradigm of left/right can be boiled down to whether one advocates individual freedom across the board, in both personal and fiscal decisions. It seems as if the mainstream libs/cons advocate freedom in one realm while advocating totalitarianism (usually cast in some sort of apologetic tone centered around the theme "for the greater good") in the other. These pitiful individuals seem to suffer from a severe case of political schizophrenia.
The only question I have is: will they issue complimentary fair trade lattes, microbrew IPA pints, and Galaxy season passes for citizen informers?
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