Friday, August 20, 2010

The End of America?

Thomas Sowell weighs in.
It is not just evil people who would dismantle America. Many people who have no desire to destroy our freedoms simply have agendas of their own that are singly or collectively incompatible with the survival of freedom.
Someone once said that a democratic society cannot survive for long after 51 percent of the people decide that they want to live off the other 49 percent. Yet that is the direction in which we are being pushed by those who are promoting envy under its more high-toned alias, “social justice.”
Those who construct moral melodramas — starring themselves on the side of the angels against the forces of evil — are ready to disregard the constitutional rights of those they demonize, and to overstep the limits that the Constitution puts on the powers of the federal government.
I do NOT think that America is over.  But, if we don't stop the erosion of our Constitutional freedoms, we'll teeter closer to the edge than I ever thought possible.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Those who construct moral melodramas — starring themselves on the side of the angels against the forces of evil — are ready to disregard the constitutional rights of those they demonize, and to overstep the limits that the Constitution puts on the powers of the federal government."

What? You mean like every Republican who wants to demonize Muslims and deny a community center?

Linda said...

I don't demonize Muslims, as you well know. I do, however, oppose the "community center" in THAT location. It's insensitive. It's deliberately provocative. It's culturally imperialist.

Move the mosque.