29 Jan 16

The man who waited….

“We are approaching ultimate inversion: where government is free to do anything, while citizens may act only by permission.”


The family of man who froze to death in his stranded vehicle, while patiently waiting for promised help that never came, on a NY highway during a November snowstorm has just announced that they are filing a claim against the State of NY, the county involved, and the State DOT.

If course, units of government have, through legislation, so thoroughly insulated themselves against all such claims that there is scant chance of this one ever seeing the light of day.

The victim in this case made numerous phone calls from his stranded vehicle to 911, AAA, et al and was repeatedly ordered to stay put, and assured that help was “on the way.”

That was a lie! Help was never on the way, and he died waiting for it. The entire LE and DOT systems were hopelessly overloaded, and State authorities, enforcing a travel ban, prevented AAA from sending a tow truck.

The point is this:

“Who live on hope, will die fasting.”

B Franklin

A government that has promoted enforced dependency, in a cynical attempt to garner votes from the chronically dependant and permanently unproductive, now casually admits that they cannot possibly live up to false expectations they themselves have promised!

Loosely translated into plain English: It takes virtually nothing to overwhelm the System, leaving naively expectant citizens waiting for “help” that never comes!

As liberals/leftists condescendingly denigrate personal preparedness, particularly being armed, out of the other side of their mouths comes the sheepish admission that, in virtually any kind of emergency, we are all “on our own!”

This is the kind of double-talk that infuriates voters, and should. Bureaucrats quetch endlessly that their various departments are “just not big enough.” Yet, with each growth in size, complaints, far from diminishing, expand exponentially. Bureaucracies quickly and invariably develop a cozy, symbiotic relationship with the very “problems” they are supposed to “solve.” The cycle is never-ending!

Amid perpetual scandals, they always claim to be doing the best they can. Sorry, but this taxpayer is fresh out of sympathy!

What will save our Republic is an audacious rebirth of personal preparedness and personal independence, not more dependence and bigger and more intrusive bureaucracies.

With any luck, we are, at long last, leaning this painful lesson!

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing. When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors. When you see that men get richer by graft and pull, than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you. When you see corruption being rewarded, and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.”

Ayn Rand