Friday, February 26, 2010

On "The Road to Serfdom

56 % of Americans think the Federal Government posses a threat to the rights of Americans this according to a new CNN poll.

Yes, CNN not Fox News or Rasmussen but CNN ! The breakdown based upon party is interesting. Only 37% of Democrats agree but 63% of independent and almost 70% of Republicans agrees with the growing fear of big government. (click on the title for a link to the poll)

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."......

" If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."....

"The kind of government that is strong enough to give you everything you need is also strong enough to take away everything that you have."