Friday, August 26, 2011

The Death of the "Live Free or Die" America

Funny. Americans claim to hate big government. They rage at Washington. They elect right wing conservative governors, and what happens. The state governments become "big brother" and crush the little people.

Here's an example from Gov. Swartzenegger's California:

I love the quote from the video at 1:40 where the state government tells him:
You can't live here. You can keep the land, but won't be allowed to live on it.
So much for "property rights". The above is a lot like the famous quote by Anatole France on the glory of French law:
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
At 5:00 into the video, the real villain is named as Mike Antonovich, Republican head of the Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles county.

Why do Americans vote in right wing governors (and county supervisors) who trample on their rights? Why do Americans mouth a "love of freedom" and allow right wing governments to trample on their rights? Why don't Americans understand that a left wing government would actually protect their rights rather than the property rights of the rich and powerful?

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