“There are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.” These words, or ones very much like them, are powerful words indeed. They have been spoken countless times throughout history by pharaohs, and kings, and emperors, and men with far too much power over the weak and defenseless.
And once spoken, they have shaped the blood-spattered history of mankind. They are the words of tyrants … of dictators … of slaveowners.
And always … what followed was misery, and suffering, and then ultimately … horror and death.
Most recently, these words came from the mouth of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long made it clear that he is far more qualified to run your life than you are.
He made these comments while defending a host of draconian policy issues he has pursued; including bans on what you can eat and drink, whether you are worthy to defend yourself, and whether or not you can even choose to breastfeed your children.
His policies apparently spring forth from what seems to be a sincere belief that you are unfit, unqualified, and unworthy to make any decisions regarding your life and it is his sacred duty to take up the mantle as your king and warden … whether you like it or not.
In fact, if you are a minority, he seems to believe that you are not even worthy to walk the streets without subjecting yourself to unconstitutional ‘stop and frisk’ attacks on your rights and dignity.
And yet this man continues to hold office. No one in the media, or the courts, or the government seems shocked or dismayed by his words and deeds.
As Bloomberg embarks on a self-funded 12 million dollar ad campaign to push for civilian disarmament, remember this picture of life under the type of government that Bloomberg advocates.
When I think of the world that awaits us if we do not stop the Bloombergs of the world from taking away our freedoms ‘in our own best interest’, I am often reminded of the words of George Orwell from his prophetic, but slightly ahead of its time, novel 1984.
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face … forever.”
That will certainly be the case if we allow our elected officials to believe that “There are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.”
There are those that lick the boots of those that seek to crush them……..until they personally feel the pain. Then it is too late.
We must be NOT repeat the mistakes of the past. We have a model, one held in great esteem, called the Constitution. Use it and the laws to bind and truss the likes of Bloomberg.
“There are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.” Holy Cow! NYC is the Animal Farm!
Tell ya what, Mayor Mikey: I’ll give you ONE cfhance to kiss my ass before I kick yours. Your call.
Really do hate to see that kind of response. ^ ^ Though I understand the feeling, not the rhetoric.
I would be glad to explain that “rhetoric” BUT… Im fairly certain it wasnt rhetoric but a statement of intent, if you seriously didnt get the intent, I doubt the explanation of the “rhetoric” would help much 🙁
I hear ya Sarge, Molon Labe your Honor!
Bloomburg openly admits he is out to disarm the public. As one of the ten richest people in the USA he has a great deal of capital to make this happen. If you are in a targeted state, you must, I say again, you must write, call, email, make a personal visit to you representatives and tell them you do not support this. The ONLY way we will retain our Rights is to fight for them.
That or this time next year that holster on your hip may be empty.
Bloomberg is a pussy. I would like to see him, personally, up front and in my face. I got something for ya, ya screeching pussy. Come and get it.
I am, by no means a religious person. However, a long time ago, ten rules came to being, called “The Ten Commandments”. Those simple ten rules, taken as written, without political interpretation, really are great guidelines for a great life.
Another set of guidelines, called the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, came to being. Again, great rules if political interpretation is not allowed to interfere.
My solution is to stay out of New York. Although much of my family are from the Adirondacks, I seldom visit because any carry, open or concealed, in NY is a felony. What I can’t figure out is how a mayor of a city can influence how the state is run. NY city is not the capital, that’s Albany, and for a reason.