Quote of the day—Ronald Reagan

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981
Inaugural Address
[It was true then and it is true now.

Government create the victim disarmament zones. The solution to the problem is to remove government from the problem.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ronald Reagan

  1. Ah, but the Progressive mind sees the coercive power of government as The Way, The Truth, and The Life. That makes you a blasphemer, and apostate, a heretic. Why should they listen to you, who are guilty of Treason Against the Authority of the Collective?

    Communists have always used kids as unwitting tools for their revolutions too. “Out with the old, and in with the new!” or “We have the authority of youth!” and so on. It’s a very old trick. This is another, similar go-’round, except that it’s a bit worse– Now they’re using public school kids as political human shields, refusing to take practical steps to protect schools until they get all the anti-gun legislation they want. It’s a type of hostage situation. But “It’s not political!” they say.

    Take your kids out of public schools! They’re little more than leftist “Critical Theory” indoctrination centers anymore, or worse, so what’s the point? Get your people out of Egypt!

    And if the comments elsewhere are any indication, there is a goofy, virulent, mal-perception floating around, which says we want to hand out guns and ammo, by legal mandate, to school teachers who are afraid of guns and don’t know how to handle them. Apparently our understanding of liberty in this country is so limited, so deficient, so non-existent in some quarters, that we can’t see any difference between allowing something (non-interference / respect for rights) and making it a requirement (coercive execution of central planning).

  2. Not all government. We need some to ban victim disarmament zones. We have to get over the libertarian thing. This is a war and we need to win. Then we can establish the ideal society.

    • There is government and then there is coercive government. One potentially good, the other entirely evil and destructive. The latter being like Tolkein’s ring of power in that no good whatsoever can come of the use of it, no matter the good intentions.

      It is unfortunately that coercive power which is admired, lusted after, and even worshipped.

      Anyway, it isn’t going to get fixed by any clever, carefully implemented action of Man. This discussion, IMO, is merely a way of revealing what is happening, so that hopefully a few people can get out, and separate themselves from that system before it brings everyone down with it.

      “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” That’s part of a story that’s repeating itself today. It says, Have no interest in appealing to the mainstream because the mainstream is rotten to the core. Working within a corrupt system, appealing to its practitioners, is in itself corrupt. We are to separate ourselves from it, be ridiculed, whatever it takes, get out or there won’t be anyone left.

      Pretty heavy stuff, I know, and impossible for most people. It just doesn’t seem “reasonable”.

    • No one gets that high up in the system without being bound to it. In this case, bound in ways that would make you puke. He talked a great talk, for sure, but talk is only talk when you’re bound to the other side. It’s a desperate plea; “Hey, I am at heart not all that bad even though I’m working for the enemy (wink wink).” And his wife consulted the astrologers, not the constitution. They all do some version of that shit, even now. Now look at where it got us.

      “It could be worse if not for him” is all you can say about the fruits of any Republican administration, and what kind of argument is that when we all know where we’re being led anyway? Better to hit bottom sooner rather than later, after all the holding actions have been taken, after all our strength has been spent, our resources exhausted and we’ve been convinced that our principles are the enemies of our cause.

      The Chinese Christians (those that haven’t been killed yet) have been praying for the downfall of America. Not because they hate us, but because they see us as the only hope, and they understand that our downfall, our total collapse, is probably the only way we’ll be humbled enough to rediscover our principles and for the first time truly become that shining light leading the way for the rest of the world to see as an example. I think they may be too optimistic.

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