Monday, November 1, 2010

How Perfect is This?

As a metaphor for citizen-government relations, it is difficult to find a more perfect summation of contrasting ideals than the picture at right, which was re-posted by Drudge from Reuters.

Before the train of Our Pretended Lord and Master Barack Obama is a poor man begging for aid from his Royal Lie-ness.

Why is this image such a mirror of attitudes for the conservative pro-Constitution Right and the elitist faux-compassionate Left?

Prior to America's Declaration of Independence, the colonial settlers were effectively prostrate before the King of Great Britain. The Declaration was a shot across the bow to the mighty British, that we Americans would stand for liberty, as men, on our own two feet.

But it has been the objective of statists and elitists since time immemorial to humble men before them to bask in the glory of the crown's tender mercies. When free market capitalism arrived and allowed men to free themselves from groveling before the king and the nobility for table scraps, the courtesans were not amused. They plotted to capture the engine of free market capitalism and put in the service of the oligarchs, all the while blaming capitalism for whatever havoc and disruption the state caused in the process.

Free market capitalism is not an economy for the lazy, the timid, or the irresponsible. It is an economic system by, of, and for freemen.

And it works. It creates wealth, as can be seen in two hundred years of unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, despite all recessions and depressions. We came a long way from bended knee before kings, but the current administration, and the political class that carries out its decrees, would like to change all that.

Are we going to bow before King Obama, The Grand Dutchess Pelosi, and the The Prince Harry Reid like Obama does to Oriental Sultanates? Or are we going to stand up like men and tell our would-be rulers that WE DO NOT NEED YOU and WE DEMAND A FREE ECONOMY FOR FREE MEN!

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all."

-- Frederic Bastiat

1 comment:

Richard Thornton said...

You are right capitalism does work - look at China.