Occasionally Democrats provide real insight, or perhaps foresight, into the socialist total state they envision. The Democrats’ restaurant smoking ban, that takes effect in only nine days, is one such glimpse.
The concept of shared responsibility is the more fascist manifestation of John Donne’s postulation that no man is an island. Almost every action any human takes, from getting into one’s car and risking a collision, to the food one purchases at the end of a car ride to HyVee or Dahl’s, to the food one individually consumes at the end of the perilous car ride, effects change on human behavior and affects the lives of countless known and unknown people.
Democrats use the reality of human interaction and effect as the fundamental justification for their ongoing war on the traditional values and institutions that created American prosperity and success. Since a fundamental reordering of human species is necessary to provide people to trade down, the Democrats seek ever larger intrusions into private behavior and far broader definitions of public behavior through which to control thought and expression.
Of course, the exception of casinos from the smoking ban also shows the Soviet style of official hypocricy that inheres in the total state that the Democrats and liberals promise will solve the problems of mankind, even the weather. This inevitable totalitarianism is, however, always camouflaged behind the veil of “shared responsibility”.
The bar owners get it. Jason Clayworth’s article in this morning’s Register capably illustrates the sense of outrage that the next step into the total state caused Iowa’s bar and restaurant owners. Unfortunately complaints and demonstrations don’t create the political change that the bar and restaurant owners need but political action will.
Hopefully every one of those bar and restaurant owners will get a yard sign for their local Republican legislative candidate in their yard and business. If they want change, work for and donate to the Polk County Republican Party so that we can build the infrastructure that can win elections and fire the nanny.
Promote freedom, vote Republican.