By Alden L. Benton
“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
~Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
One small step for the food police; another lethal blow against personal liberty.
The Leftist-led government of the United State has slowly eroded personal liberty into near extinction. Rules and regulations no longer protect society; rather they are meant to control the individual and direct his actions in order to protect him from himself.
The foundation of the philosophy of the political left is simple — control. They control two-thirds of the government; they control tax-supported schools and universities; they control Hollywood; and they control the mass media. They want to control you.
Now, according to an article in Sunday’s New York Post, big brother has “joined the battle of the bulge.”
Clever way to get your attention; however, the details are frightening. The article reports that “A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock.”
The purported purpose is to combat obesity. In reality, it is state-enforced nanny-ism taken to new and dangerous heights.
Parents were not informed or given the option not to participate. Even the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned about the privacy, retention, security, and future use of the data collected.
“When you get into monitoring people’s biological vital signs, that’s a pretty intrusive measurement,” said Jay Stanley, of the American Civil Liberties Union. “There are key privacy interests at play.”
At the very least, says Stanley, parents must have a say in how long the data will be stored and who will have access to it and schools must obtain parents’ consent.
“A program like this should only be voluntary. Nobody should be forced to reveal biological indicators,” he said.
This affront to liberty is but one of an extended series of deliberate, calculated attacks on personal liberty perpetrated by the Left.
In this presidential election year, we’ve been inundated by rhetoric about the hopes, dreams, schemes, and promises of the candidates, especially those seeking to attain the presidency.
What the Republican candidates fail to comprehend is that the real enemy of America is not Obama, but the philosophy he has sought to impose upon us all — liberal fascism.
Put simply, the political Left thinks they are superior in thought and deed and that the rest of us mere mortals cannot be trusted to pursue our own personal vision of life, liberty, and happiness. Thus, they care compelled to control us in every possible manner.
Yes, it is imperative that we dump Obama and relegate the ashes of his failed presidency to yesterday’s garbage. However, that is only a partial, indeed temporary, solution.
It is time for a new beginning. It is time to make a clean sweep and rid the entire federal government structure of all vestiges of the failed, corrupt scheme of liberalism. It starts with a regime change in the executive branch, and it ends with a massive downsizing of the beast of extra-constitutional government.
We all have sat idly by watching as one by one, our liberties began to disappear. We now have a golden opportunity for redemption as a nation. We must not fail to seize this opportunity to right the ship of state before it sinks forever beneath the rising tide of liberal fascism.
It is time to stand and say “Enough!”
“If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals — not some, but all. All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being. We cannot hold fast to some only, and abandon others that, for the moment, we find inconvenient. If one American fundamental is prostrated, others in the end will surely fall.
~Albert J. Beveridge (1862-1927),
Historian and U.S. Senator (R-Indiana).
Original material ©2012 by Alden L. Benton / Independence Creek Enterprises. All rights reserved.