May 31, 2011

Hanson: "Without the law, there is nothing."

Each time the federal government rules by fiat instead of following the law—for reasons of humanitarianism abroad, ecological responsibility, worker fairness, gay rights, or empathy for the alien—it becomes a little bolder the next time.....

Where does this end, this effort by Ivy League lawyers and civil libertarians to substitute supposedly enlightened progressivism for purported reactionary law? We easily and rightly condemn the crime when the Right tries to overthrow legality in the cases of a Franco, Hitler, Greek Colonels or Pinochet, who are easily identified as autocrats and dictators openly subverting constitutional government. But the assault from the Left is more insidious, given that the miscreants do it in self-declared high-minded fashion for "us." I think here of the frightening trial of Socrates in ancient Athens, the ascendency of the Jacobins during the French Revolution, or Hugo Chaveza's thuggery in Venezuela -- not coups as much as overdue punishment of "them."-- Works and Days » Land of the Lawless

Posted by Vanderleun at May 31, 2011 7:22 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

I hope Dr. Hanson and you will both forgive my pedantry, but Hitler wasn't from the right.

National SOCIALIST Workers' Party. No need to expound upon this, as I'm fairly certain that we're mostly all well versed on the facts of the matter.

But it does bother me to see such a distinguished man as is Dr. Hanson so carelessley echo what is truly a trope of the leftists, that the evil of the 3rd reich was "right-wing" in origins, when in fact the opposite is the truth.

Lefties, for the most part, fail to see that some of modern history's most prolific, murdering tyrants were all uniform-wearing progressives, socialists and communists.

That most lefties perceive anyone to be in uniform as "The Man" and thus "right wing", is a glimpse into the Gordian knot that passes as their "mind". Rubik himself would despair of aligning such into any semblence of order.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2011 9:24 AM

Sometimes with the law, you get unintended consequences.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at May 31, 2011 12:43 PM