The Most Important Paragraph in Modern History

Liberalism is a malignancy growing on the heart of America.  This cancer is insidious not just because it will eventually kill our freedom, but because it is cloaked in benevolence. The government will help you pay your mortgage.  The government will make sure you get health care.  The government will protect you from predatory financial companies.  The government will make sure you don’t suffer the effects of breathing out too much carbon dioxide.

The government will protect you from all possible maladies as well as protect you from yourself.

Liberals seem to have an almost pathological need to intrude on our lives to save us.  They claim it’s for our own good, but it is not so benign – it is seditious.  They actually seek to claim power for themselves while undermining the very Republic they claim to be helping.

Once the people of our country realize how pernicious the Utopian liberal vision is, Obama and his legion of adoring, leftist followers will be stopped.   In thousands of words I cannot hope to describe the liberal scheme to acquire power better than Mark Levin does in a single paragraph in his book “Liberty and Tyranny.” It is perhaps the most important paragraph in modern political history.  He describes liberals (or “Statists” as he called them):

And yet, the Statist has an insatiable appetite for control.  His sights are set on his next meal even before he has finished his last.  He is constantly agitating for government action.  And in furtherance of that purpose, the Statist speaks in the tongue of the demagogue, concocting one pretext and grievance after another to manipulate public perceptions and build popular momentum for the divestiture of liberty and property for its rightful possessors.  The industrious, earnest, and successful are demonized as perpetrators of various offences against the public good, which justifies government intervention on behalf of an endless parade of “victims.”  In this way, the perpetrator and the victim are subordinated to the government’s authority – the former by outright theft, the latter by a dependant existence.  In truth, both are made victims by the real perpetrator, the Statist.

Just consider for a moment every piece of legislation passed in recent history. Each is to help some group or another, avoid some catastrophe or another, and save the people of our country from ourselves and each other.

We have very few real national emergencies.  Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 come to mind, but GM failing?  AIG failing?  The talking heads who claim that these companies are “too big to fail” are victims themselves.  They have heard the liberal drum beat so loud and so often, they have evidently submitted to its hypnotic allure.  They are wrong.  It doesn’t matter what company is in trouble, what minority group is in need, and what perceived (or even real) consequences there are – to the liberal, it will always be a crisis.

And according to Barack Obama himself, none should go to waste.

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