Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Preventing National Suicide"

No, jackbooted Obamatroopers won't be breaking down your door anytime soon. The 2nd Amendment won't be abolished overnight. It will be more subtle than that. Your defenses will be stripped away gradually and methodically, until you're the proverbial boiling frog.

The author of "Londonistan," Melanie Phillips, has a chilling warning from a nation that has spent the past decade trudging along the same dark road we are about to start down:

Obama has talked about remedying what he sees as the flaws in the U.S. Constitution which promotes only “negative liberties,” or freedom from something rather than positive rights to something. Well, through human-rights legislation Britain has exchanged its historic concept of “negative” liberty — everything is permitted unless it is actively prohibited — for the ‘positive’ European idea that only what is codified is to be permitted.

As a result, freedom has shrunk to what ideology permits. Equality legislation has cemented a “victim culture” under which the interests of all groups deemed to be powerless (black people, women, gays ) trump those deemed to be powerful (white people, men, Christians). Since this doctrine holds that the “powerless” can do no wrong while the “powerful” can do no right, injustice is thus institutionalized, and anyone who queries the preferential treatment afforded such groups is vilified as a racist or bigot.

Slow-motion suicide. Here's the full article at National Review.

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