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When Everything is Public,
Then No One is Free

FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:smcchk, 8/24/2013 10:02:46 PM

In the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto takes apart an anti-conservative screed at the Washington Post (via Instapundit) But what struck me about the screed and the response to it is the use of this quote. [Snip] If we take this as a matter of policy, then virtually nothing is private anymore. Since every activity between two people will in some way “leak” beyond them… everything is public.The government isn’t only in the bedroom, but in the kitchen and the living room and everywhere else. That is how we got Obamacare and there is no limit to it. We end

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Melody, 8/25/2013 5:10:12 AM     (No. 9489922)

Everything being public is anti-American. When I was growing up, children were taught that a basic reason for America´s success was our freedom as private individuals.

Herbert Hoover gave a speech in which he discussed ´´rugged individualism´´ in America as being essential to our success. He said, ´´By adherence to the principles of decentralized self-government, ordered liberty, equal opportunity, and freedom to the individual, our American experiment in human welfare has yielded a degree of well-being unparalleled in the world. It has come nearer to the abolition of poverty, to the abolition of fear of want, than humanity has ever reached before.´´

When Davy Crockett was a U.S. Representative, he learned the importance of the difference between public money and private. ´´We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.´´

Would that our Congressmen knew that now. Thanks to James Taranto and Daniel Greenfield for their writing on this subject and the original poster.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/25/2013 6:33:43 AM     (No. 9489957)

This concept of what is private is the heart of our law and freedom. If we lose this, we lose everything.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus, 8/25/2013 7:43:50 AM     (No. 9489995)

Liberal creepozoids call it ´radical´ individualism, instead of rugged, since anything contrary to the collective has to be radical. The first time I heard it was from the Hillbilly Whorehopper himself, William B.J. Clinton.

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