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Thursday, April 12, 2012

“A government that is subordinate to no one”

Daniel Henninger refers to the nuclear strike that Obama and his acolytes launched against Paul Ryan recently. It is the Left’s strategy to destroy anyone who veers from Liberal theology.
“With the presidential battle begun, the Obama campaign has revived the Cold War nuclear strategy of launch on warning. At any suggestion that a conservative idea might be threatening its ideological fortress, the American left now launches ICBMs of rhetorical destruction.
So it was after the Supreme Court's hearings on the Obama Affordable Care Act, which put in jeopardy the federal command to buy health insurance. After the president green-flagged the assault, the Supreme Court's "legitimacy" was in play. The Roberts Court, wrote one blogger, is "on trial." “
For the Ryan budget:

“On current course, House GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan himself may exhaust their entire thermonuclear arsenal before November. Once again, the Campaigner in Chief threw the switch himself, calling the Ryan House budget "social Darwinism," "a Trojan horse" and "antithetical to our entire history."
Obama has a virtually unlimited arsenal. If he runs out, he can depend on the Lamestream Media to drop rhetorical bombs for him.

That’s because any limit to government’s power, except in the case of kinky sex, is anathema to the Left. Conservatives are not merely wrong, they are heretics that need to be eradicated, their books burned, their homes destroyed that the ground sown with salt.

To Liberals, the Commerce clause in the constitution lets government do anything because there is nothing, literally nothing that anyone can do that does not, given enough Rube Goldberg links, affect commerce. Breathe and you affect commerce because you are alive and consume stuff. Stop breathing and you affect commerce because you require disposal. Shave your face, flush the toilet, have a cup of coffee, drive to work, walk to work, stay home and sit on the couch and they all affect commerce. To the Left commerce is the blank check that they can use to do anything that they desire.

In stark contrast, Ryan believes:
"To me, the principle of subsidiarity . . . meaning government closest to the people governs best . . . where we, through our civic organizations, through our churches, through our charities, through all of our different groups where we interact with people as a community, that's how we advance the common good. By not having big government crowd out civic society, but by having enough space in our communities so that we can interact with each other, and take care of people who are down and out in our communities.
"Those principles are very, very important, and the preferential option for the poor, which is one of the primary tenets of Catholic social teaching, means don't keep people poor, don't make people dependent on government so that they stay stuck at their station in life. Help people get out of poverty out onto a life of independence."
This election is critically important because it is the first time since the mid-20th Century that America has a vote on – in Henninger’s words – “… establishing a government in the U.S. that is subordinate to no one.”

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