Posted by: JDM..... | February 28, 2010

Our public servants profess “Free Range”….. 

…..while stringing barbed wire to the four winds…

Nearly half a century ago, Lyndon B. Johnson observed “Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.” That was in the day when freedom and opportunity were restricted by the color of one’s skin, which was a sad state of affairs and contrary to the creeds of our way of life.

We aren’t there yet, but mostly because we have created a culture of entitlement that reaches far beyond mere race and color and attaches virtually every accoutrement and symbol of “normalcy” to approved membership in one or more of a seemingly endless list of “special interest” populations. It isn’t about color anymore, except for those few who lack the self confidence or desire to try, and the majority of those could and would if they had to.

Nobody in his right mind would voluntarily jump ship in the middle of the ocean in favor of swimming, and few in their right minds who enjoy a legislated leg up on the playing field are likely to test their unaided mettle just because it might be a fun thing to do on a Tuesday afternoon. One of the great ironies of Johnson’s War on Poverty is that, by raising the bar on that classification so that more folks could escape the ravages of abject poverty, there ensued a lemming-like stampede to either fit under the bar or to periodically bump it up another notch. We are becoming a nation of huddled masses milling about under the umbrella of Government Tutelage and Permissions, rather than a refuge for those from elsewhere seeking the opportunity to live freely and challenge their own limits.

This is not necessarily the fault of those millions caught in that eddy, nor of the millions more who unwittingly continue to serve as cattle for those glib social servants who deliver eloquent orations about “Free Range” while liberally stringing barbed wire to the four winds, but is most certainly their responsibility to initiate and create change.

Demanding change isn’t enough. Such wailing falls on deaf ears. Liberty has never in the history of the world been given as a gift. It is a quality that can only come from within and can only be taken as one’s own by those who desire it. It is impossible for one man to offer another freedom without looking back. It goes against human nature. Heck, we pray for our kids to grow up and strike out on their own, but when they do we keep a weather eye to make sure they do it right.

The point is that the American people, tall, short, skinny, or fat, regardless of color, creed, cultural heritage, gender, gender preference, gender ambivalence, or favorite vegetable, none of us will really begin to enjoy the freedom and liberty we like to crow so loudly about until we forcefully put our obese and malignant government on a crash diet and simply say “no”. That will take courage and determination, and there will be consequences, because those enjoying a free ride, and those whose livelihood and self identity depends on the addicted remaining obediently addicted, will fight like their lives depend on it. They’re right. So am I.

Make a decision and take to your corner. The bell is about to ring.



  1. Çok teşekkür ederim. O mavi metin mi bu sorun mu?

  2. Большое спасибо.

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