Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Due Process? We don't need no stinking Due Process.

Weerd Notes the Antis being all angry that we're not living in the kind of State where the Police can do whatever they want.

Specifically the CSGV is angry that the police have to obey such pesky rules like Due Process and Search and Seizure. You see they're angry that the Police can't just round up the folks that we know are "just guilty". So that's hating the 4th and 5th in addition to the 2nd Amendment.

Once you start thinking that the Police are the "Only Ones" that can be armed, it doesn't take long for you to think that they're the "Only Ones" fit to have other rights.

Meanwhile the Bradies are having a fit because a Mayor can ban some items but he can't ban guns.

Update: Here's Ace talking about how when the State becomes the Parent, the citizen becomes the child. And now the busybodies and "experts" want to mandate exercise and diets. Because it'll save money on healthcare, which is now the government's responsibility.

When the biologist Daniel Lieberman suggested in a public lecture at Harvard this past February that exercise for everyone should be mandated by law, the audience applauded, the Harvard Gazette reported.
Not even a more-in-sadness-than-anger resignation to the idea that freedom must be abolished -- no, they're positively giddy about it!

They would strip the freedoms away from Americans to vindicate a busybody impulse to slim people down?

If they're willing to jettison freedom over so trivial a reason -- what reason wouldn't justify ending the American birthright of freedom?

What would not, in their eyes, justify the coercive power of the state squashing individual autonomy?

Just think of the logistics on how such a scheme would be enforced. The limits on free speech required to remove "obesity promoting environments". The regulations and rationing of food. The inspections of homes and restaurants. Mandatory weighing?

Also note that states that have nationalized healthcare and even full on Police States usually don't go this far.

To describe such a petty, greedy, all-encompassing State, one has to use the term Orwellian. And yet these clowns clap and cheer such ideas.

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