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Did Freedom Win?

johnm h Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:10 PM
Who is compelling anyone to do anything other than the Supreme court who holds that states can't determine their own laws in an increasing number of areas. I've seen many who don't want the government to pay for abortion and that want to see Roe v Wade overturned, but that isn't imposing anything on anyone, indeed it removes compulsion. I matter to me, why to anyone else? Utilitarianism, sums them, that isn't good enough. The evils of the 20th century were done in the name of people. It's individual freedom that matters, but freedom under the rule of law. Key among these are property rights, but we still have to agree on other laws and those have to be based on something and constitutionally that must be at the state and local level
Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield.

At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky.

Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any adult to use marijuana. (But users beware. Your newfound freedom may be short-lived thanks to that extraordinary human being in the White House -- you know, the one who smoked pot when he was in school. Despite promising that he wouldn't, he has cracked down on pot...