16 Feb 26
“A nation can survive fools, even ambitious ones. But, it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly.
But, the traitor moves freely among those within our gates. His sly whispers rustling through galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself, for the traitor appears as ‘a friend.’
He speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and garments.
He appeals to the despicability that lies deep in the hearts of all men and thus rots the soul of a nation.
He works secretly to undermine the pillars of the City. He contaminates the body politic, so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared.”
Cicero, 42 BC
KC Shooting, and the typical liberal reaction:
Political con-artists (leftist/liberals), including KC’s mayor, react to Wednesday’s shooting in KC with:
1) “People have a right to ‘feel safe’ at these kinds of events”
As always, facts are irrelevant, so long as everyone’s “feelings” are government-approved
2) “This is an example of what happens when you have all these guns around”
An illustration of the predictable leftist “blame-game.” They cynically declare that “the problem” is always that American citizens have too much personal freedom. The problem is never left-wing policies of corrupt liberals that allow bad-actors to flood our streets.
3) “Another case of ‘gun violence’”
Weary leftist dogma:
The “crime problem,” that they’ve cynically manufactured, can only be “solved” with:
For them:
Bigger government
More arbitrary power, for them
Less accountability, for them
For us:
More pointless/nit-picking regulations, “guidelines,” rules, laws
Less freedom
More fear
Higher taxes
Since 1917, neither the leftist mantra, nor their methods, have changed!
“I have little interest in ‘streamlining’ government, nor in making it ‘more efficient,’ for I mean to reduce its size.
I do not undertake to ‘promote welfare,’ for I propose to extend freedom.
My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.
It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to our Constitution, or have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people unwarranted financial burden.
I will not attempt to ‘discover’ whether legislation is ‘needed,’ before I have first determined whether it is Constitutionally permissible.
And, when attacked for ‘neglecting my constituents’ interests,’ I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is Liberty, and in that cause I am doing the best I can.”
Barry Goldwater, 1962AD