Monday, December 7, 2009

Texas Congressman almost gets it

Rep. Lamar Smith, a San Antonio-area Republican, recently said of ACORN:

Not a penny of taxpayer's dollars should go to fund an organization that time and again has abused federal funds and the American people's trust.


I agree with the gentleman from San Antonio. We should immediately stop funding the US Government, an organization run by criminals that constantly abuses federal funds and violates the American people's trust by violating our civil liberties; that spreads death and destruction throughout the world in the name of "democracy"; that steals from the poor through the printing of paper money; that places the ambition and materialistic desires of evil politicians above the liberty of the people; and which fails to fulfill the one moral and desirable function of government in a free society, which is to protect individual liberty.

6 comments:

One Salient Oversight said...

Are you an anarchist?

Allen Lewis said...

Definitely not

One Salient Oversight said...

So what's the difference between you and, say, Timothy McVeigh?

One Salient Oversight said...

Are you a Minarchist?

Tom Sawyer said...

OSO, are you a communist?

What's the difference between you and, say, Theodore Kaczynski?

Allen Lewis said...

I wouldn't classify myself as either but I don't really like labels much. I don't agree with the minarchists that concede the need for a government to protect individual rights. But I also disagree with the anarchists who say that the mere existence of the state is a violation of individual liberty. A government that is properly constrained by the law (as was envisioned by the Constitution) should not be a threat to individual liberty.