American Contempt for Liberty by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams

All through historical past, own liberty, unfastened markets, and peaceful, voluntary exchanges were roundly denounced via tyrants and infrequently greeted with suspicion by means of most of the people. regrettably, american citizens have more and more approved the tyrannical rules of diminished inner most estate rights and lowered rights to gains, and became enamored with regulations on own liberty and keep watch over by means of govt. during this most up-to-date selection of essays chosen from his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter E. Williams takes on various arguable concerns surrounding race, schooling, the surroundings, the structure, well-being care, international coverage, and extra. Skewering the self-righteous and self-important forces all through society, he makes the case for what he calls the "the ethical superiority of private liberty and its major ingredient—limited government." together with his ordinary simple insights and honesty, Williams finds the lack of liberty in approximately each vital element of our lives, the large decline in our values, and the ethical tragedy that has befallen american citizens this present day: our trust that it truly is applicable for the govt to forcibly use one American to serve the needs of one other.

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American Contempt for Liberty

All through heritage, own liberty, unfastened markets, and peaceful, voluntary exchanges were roundly denounced through tyrants and sometimes greeted with suspicion by way of most of the people. regrettably, americans have more and more accredited the tyrannical principles of lowered deepest estate rights and decreased rights to earnings, and became enamored with regulations on own liberty and keep an eye on by way of executive.

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That means if a power is not delegated to Congress, it belongs to the states or the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments mean absolutely nothing today as Americans have developed a level of naive trust for Congress, the White House, and the US Supreme Court that would have astonished the founders, a trust that will lead to our undoing as a great nation. ” Speaker Pelosi responded, “Are you serious? ” Not responding further, Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter. com about its question regarding constitutional authority mandating that individual Americans buy health insurance.

Alexander Hamilton said, “We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real Liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. ” The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the two most fundamental documents of our nation—the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. ” If you don’t want to bother reading our founding documents, just ask yourself: Does our pledge of allegiance to the flag say to “the democracy for which it stands,” or to “the Republic for which it stands”?

There’s a more famous one: “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. ” That was Adolf Hitler. Here’s the gun grabbers’ slippery-slope agenda, laid out by Nelson T.  . Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice.  . The final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition—except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs and licensed gun collectors— totally illegal” (The New Yorker, July 1976).

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