a quick way to tell whether a person is still under the sway of
statism: Ask his (or her) opinion about this business of granting
(word choice deliberate) driver’s licenses to illegal
– Democrats or Republicans – will preface whatever their
answer is with an implicit acceptance of the notion that all
of us – “illegals” and “legals” –
have an obligation to go on bended knee to the state and ask
for permission to be allowed to drive. They accept
– as a given – that driving your car is a conditional
Not a right.
Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a new law (yes, another
one) that grants illegals permission to drive.
was a bipartisan effort to pass an important law,”
Quinn said. “When the president speaks on Tuesday, he can
say about his home state of Illinois … we not only passed
the Dream Act last year, we passed driver’s licenses for those
who are undocumented .” Italics added.
Quinn – and Republicans like Mittens Romney – are in
perfect bipartisan agreement. Everyone must be documented.
That is the essential thing.
it’s all backwards – the result of backwards thought.
Or rather, non-thought. Conditioning is perhaps a better
term. People – most of us (me included, by the way) grow up
in a system that is very careful to prevent our minds from ever
awakening and developing the capacity to think critically. This
system fills our heads with rote, unquestioned premises –
such as the notion that everything we’re allowed
to do derives from the good offices of the state. Never that we
are free men and women – entitled by dint of our existence
to think and act for ourselves.
Thus this business
about granting driver’s licenses to illegals.
Of allowing them to drive. Of allowing us to drive.
terms! And most people don’t even realize what they’re
saying – and, accepting – merely by accepting the verbiage.
Words represent ideas – and ideas are everything, whether
we’re consciously aware of them or not. And this, friends,
is why it is so very, very important to the powers that be to keep
as many people as possible unconscious. To make it so that
they reflexively use the state’s language –
and thereby accept the state’s premises. Above all,
the heretically dangerous idea of self-ownership must never be permitted
to form in the minds of men.
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