Well, at last the tinhorn dictator in New York City admits what his agenda is and has been all along – the limitation of the freedom of the American people.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.
Got that? The government knows best when it comes to freedom, and so folks like Michael Bloomberg have every right to step in and take your freedom away from you. Not all at once, of course – Americans would never stand for that. So bit by bit, drip by drip, they will strip us all of our liberties until we have none at left.
This is, of course, anathema to those who believe that it is the place of government to protect our life, our liberty, and our pursuit of happiness – and yet, as Jefferson notes, we are often willing to put up with the inconveniences of such restrictions rather than take action to end them, and we tend towards the acceptance of government grown incrementally more oppressive rather than change that with which we are comfortable. But at some point it all becomes too much, and we will decide to throw off the yoke of government interference with our inalienable rights. That is the point at which folks like Bloomberg with find themselves facing imprisonment, exile, or execution.
Because after all, the tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of tyrants – and there are certain times when we the people should hang freedom-infringing elected officials and bureaucrats from every streetlight in the land in the interest of securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
Do I suggest that now is the time? I do not. But then again, who would have thought it the time for these events in the not too distant past?